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Lush Green Landscape by Borders of Sudan, Uganda and Kenya

March 1st, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Landscape of Kenya and Uganda - February 26th, 2009

Landscape of Kenya and Uganda - February 26th, 2009

The area near the borders of Uganda, Kenya and Sudan appearsĀ  bright green. A river, whose water is brown from sediments, can be seen to the right.

Sudan, in the upper part of the image, is situated in northern Africa, bordering the Red Sea. It is dominated by the River Nile and its tributaries.

The terrain is generally flat plains, broken by several mountain ranges. The amount of rainfall increases towards the south, in the area visible here.

Uganda, to the southwest, is located on the East African plateau and lies almost completely within the Nile Basin. It averages about 1100 metres (3,250 ft) above sea level; this then slopes very steadily downwards to the Sudanese Plain to the North.

However, much of the south is poorly drained, while the centre is dominated by Lake Kyoga, which is also surrounded by extensive marshy areas.

Kenya, east of Uganda and southeast of Sudan, has low plains by the coast on the Indian Ocean, which rise to central highlands. The highlands are bisected by the Great Rift Valley; a fertile plateau in the east. The Kenyan Highlands comprise one of the most successful agricultural production regions in Africa.

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