North Africa has a primarily desert and semi-arid climate, which means there is little to no rainfall in the area


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North Africa has a primarily desert and semi-arid climate, which means there is little to no rainfall in the area.

  • North Africa has a primarily desert and semi-arid climate, which means there is little to no rainfall in the area.



When it rains the regions deltas, rivers, oases, and wadis are subject to seasonal flooding which deposits rich silt for farming.

  • When it rains the regions deltas, rivers, oases, and wadis are subject to seasonal flooding which deposits rich silt for farming.









Northern

  • Northern

  • Morocco & Algeria









The area has a heavy reliance on primary economic activities such as oil drilling and agriculture.

  • The area has a heavy reliance on primary economic activities such as oil drilling and agriculture.



The area is the home of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Many countries are still members.

  • The area is the home of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Many countries are still members.



Trade has been important to the region from the earliest time.

  • Trade has been important to the region from the earliest time.

  • Today regional conflicts and political unrest have affected trade and tourism.

  • The area today has contemporary trade routes (sea lanes).



Cairo, Egypt – is a major center for trade and culture because of its location in the middle of North Africa and Southwest Asia.

  • Cairo, Egypt – is a major center for trade and culture because of its location in the middle of North Africa and Southwest Asia.



The area has experienced rapid urbanization, moving or changing from country to city.



The population is generally unevenly distributed due to the environment and resources.

  • The population is generally unevenly distributed due to the environment and resources.











North Africa and S.W. Asia are the birthplace to 3 major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

  • North Africa and S.W. Asia are the birthplace to 3 major monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.





Since 1949, the region has been in conflict over the area known as the West Bank and Gaza. This area was once PALESTINE and is present day ISRAEL.

  • Since 1949, the region has been in conflict over the area known as the West Bank and Gaza. This area was once PALESTINE and is present day ISRAEL.



Great variation in the standard of living in the region. It ranges from the relatively high to the poverty stricken.

  • Great variation in the standard of living in the region. It ranges from the relatively high to the poverty stricken.



Bedouins - desert dwellers in Arabic.

  • Bedouins - desert dwellers in Arabic.





The art of the region reflects the diversity of the religions:

  • The art of the region reflects the diversity of the religions:




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