Ethiopian highlands on map of africa. The map above reveals the physical landscape of the african continent. Menelik ii 1844 1913 was the one monarch who accomplished the dreams tewodros had for his country. Africa the planets 2nd largest continent and the second most populous continent after asia includes 54 individual countries and western sahara a member state of the african union whose statehood is disputed by morocco. Menelik took over as king of ethiopia in 1889 after the death of yohannes in the battle of metema.
The major geographic features of africa include the coastal plains the atlas mountains the ethiopian highlands and several deserts. The ethiopian highlands is a rugged mass of mountains in ethiopia situated in the horn region in northeast africa. The sahara desert the third largest in the world covers most of northern africa with an area of 9400000 square kilometers about as large as the entire united states. Africa is the second largest of the seven continents on earth.
This is a physical map of africa which shows the continent in shaded relief. It forms the largest continuous area of its elevation in the continent with little of its surface falling below 1500 m 4900 ft while the summits reach heights of up to 4550 m 14930 ft. Africa is bounded by the atlantic ocean on the west the indian ocean on the east the mediterranean sea on the north and the red sea on the northeast. In his new six hour series africas great civilizations henry louis gates jr.
Physical map of africa. Physical map of africa. The greek name aioiopia from aioiops aithiops an ethiopian is a compound word derived from the two greek words from aiow ps aitho i burn ops face. The two most striking highlands are in ethiopia and kenya respectively where large areas reach elevations of 6500 to 10000 feet 2000 to 3000 metres.