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Places to Know for the Map Test

Spring 2015

Questions for your map test will be derived from the information on this list. Each row contains a name of a place or natural feature, the modern name of the country or countries where it is located, and a brief description. You need to be able to find all of them on a blank outline map of Africa.

Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Major port city
Abuja Nigeria Capital city
Accra Ghana Capital city
Addis Ababa Ethiopia Capital city
Algiers Algeria Captial city
Atlas Mountains Morocco, Algeria Natural feature
Bamako Mali Capital city
Banjul The Gambia Capital city
Bissau Guinea-Bissau Capital city
Brazzaville Congo-Brazzaville Capital city
Bujumbura Burundi Capital city
Bukavu Congo-Kinchasa Eastern provincial capital
Cairo Egypt Capital city
Cape Town South Africa Major port city
Casablanca Morocco Major port city
Conakry Guinea Capital city
Congo-Zaire River central Africa Natural feature
Dakar Senegal Capital city
Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania Capital city
Douala Cameroon Major port city
Drakensberg Mts. South Africa, Lesotho Natural feature
Durban South Africa Major port city
Freetown Sierra Leone Capital city
Gaborone Botswana Capital city
Gambia River Gambia, Guinea-Conakry Natural feature
Goma Congo-Kinchasa Eastern provincial capital
Guinea Coast western Africa Coastal region
Harare Zimbabwe Capital city
Johannesburg South Africa Major mining city
Kalahari Desert Botswana, Namibia Natural feature
Kampala Uganda Capital city
Khartoum Sudan Capital city
Kigali Rwanda Capital city
Mt. Kilimanjaro Tanzania Natural feature
Kinchasa Dem. Rep. of Congo Capital city
Kisangani Congo-Kinchasa Northeastern provincial capital
Lagos Nigeria Major port city
Lake Victoria Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania Natural feature
Lake Chad Chad, Cameroon, Niger Natural feature
Libreville Gabon Capital city
Luanda Angola Capital city
Lusaka Zambia Capital city
Maputo Mozambique Capital city
Mogadishu Somalia Capital city
Mombasa Kenya Major port city
Monrovia Liberia Capital city
Nairobi Kenya Capital and colonial-era city
N'Djamena Chad Capital city
Niger-Benue River western Africa Natural feature
Nile River northeastern Africa Natural feature
Ouagadougou Burkina Faso Capital city
Rabat Morocco Capital city
Sahara Desert northern Africa Natural feature
Sahel north-central Africa Natural feature
Senegal River Senegal, Mali Natural feature
Shaba Congo-Kinchasa Mining region
Swahili coast eastern Africa Coastal region
Tangiers Morocco Major port city
Tripoli Libya Capital city
Tunis Tunisia Capital city
Volta River Ghana, Burkina-Faso Natural feature
Yamoussoukro Côte d'Ivoire Capital city
Yaounde Cameroon Capital city
Zambezi River southern Africa Natural feature

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