MdP – MAPS: Die Einzugs- und Entwässerungsgebiete der Ströme in Afrika

Einzugs- bzw. Entwässerungsgebiete (Begriff aus der Hydrogeographie): 
Das durch Wasserscheiden begrenzte Gebiet, welches durch einen Fluss mit allen seinen Nebenflüssen entwässert wird. Es wird zwischen dem oberirdischen und dem unterirdischen Einzugsgebiet unterschieden.

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Die längsten Flüsse in Afrika: 

– Nil 6.671 km
– Kongo 4.835 km
– Niger 4.160 km
– Sambesi 2.660 km
– Ubangi 2.280 km
– Kasai 2.200 km
– Webi Shebele 1.950 km
– Blauer Nil 1.900 km
– Volta 1.900 km
– Oranje 1.860 km
– Cubango 1.800 km
– Luvua 1.800 km
– Juba 1.650 km
– Limpopo 1.600 km
– Lomami 1.500 km

The HD map show catchment areas of African streams and rivers. It’s based on the Strahler Stream Order Classification System. The higher the stream order, the thicker the line.

If you like this map then click on this link to get to my post with the map of European rivers and streams.

And click this link to get to my post with the map of the US rivers and streams. 

The map was created by Robert Szucs (Reddit user Fejetlenfej),
who runs GrasshopperGeography.

Great Map: African Commodities

Michael’s opinion: Germany never had a real political Africa strategy even though some attempts have been made over the years. Maybe the refugee crises can trigger more German pressure on a European strategy for Africa which is not just covering the „mare nostrum“ in the interest sphere of France and Italy. 

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Source: Central Intelligence Agency – World Fact Book