The Ruwenzori Range, Atlas Mountains, Virunga Mountains and Aïr Massif are mountain ranges in Africa. The Ruwenzori Range stretches roughly 80 miles along the north-south border of Uganda and Congo. Small lakes, river valleys and glaciers have formed between the towering snow peaks, carrying water to the Semliki River. The tallest section is Mount Stanley, which peaks at 5,119 miles.Know More
The Atlas Mountains are located near the northwest coast of Africa, extending about 1,200 miles through Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. The northeastern section, or Tell Atlas, lies close to the Mediterranean Sea and was slowly formed inside a sedimentary basin from folded layers of rock deposits. The lower Saharan Atlas is bordered by desert and contains plateaus, so it was likely formed when plate movement pushed the rock formations upward. The High Atlas in Morocco contains the uppermost peak -- the 13,665-foot tall Mount Toubkal.
The Virunga Mountains are a 50-mile volcanic range on the border of Uganda, Congo and Rwanda. Karisimbi is the highest of eight major peaks, standing 14,787 feet tall, while Nyamulagira and Nyiragongo are the only active volcanoes. Virunga is well-known as a conservation site for mountain gorillas and other wildlife, and its plateaus are heavily populated by farmers.
Aïr Massif is a Saharan range located in Niger. The granite formations reach higher than 6,000 feet and are home to hot springs and ancient rock carvings. The range is mined for important minerals, such as uranium, and its vegetative valleys provide grazing land for livestock.Learn More
In Ethiopia, the calendar lags roughly seven years behind that of Europe and North America; in 2013 Ethiopians celebrated the coming of 2006 and in 2014 the coming of 2007. The New Year in Ethiopia falls on September 11 or September 12 in the case of a leap year.Full Answer >
Tunis is the capital of Tunisia. Located on the Gulf of Tunis on the Mediterranean Sea, Tunis is also the largest city in Tunisia and an important center of trade.Full Answer >
Monrovia is the capital of Liberia. The city is located on a peninsula between Liberia's Atlantic coastline and the Mesurado River. As of 2014, it is the largest city in the country and has a population of approximately 1 million people.Full Answer >
Reunion Island is located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar and sits at a latitude/longitude of 21° 06' S, 55° 36' E, just above the Tropic of Cancer. The island is quite mountainous and has an active volcano.Full Answer >