Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter

Bodies of Water and Salt Flats in Southern Africa

April 13th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Africa's "Four Corners" - April 5th, 2009

Africa's "Four Corners" - April 5th, 2009

The countries of Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe, can be observed moving counter-clockwise from the lower left. All but Angola have a common border near the center, in a swampy area known as Africa’s “Four Corners”.

Several bodies of waters can be noted, including the Okavango Delta in Botswana (lower left quadrant), the Cuando River in Zambia (upper right quadrant), and a swamp located where the “Four Corners” touch (right of center).

The Makgadikgadi Pan can be found in the lower right quadrant. It is a large salt pan in northern Botswana, the largest salt flat complex in the world, covering 16,000 km2 (6,177.6 sq mi).

Leave a Reply