Great Rift Valley

 


 

 

The name of my land form is Great Rift Valley, Kenya

What type of land form is Great Rift Valley?

The type of land form that I’m doing is a valley. A valley is a region of low land between hills, mountains, or other highlands.




 

 

 

 

 

Describe the Great Rift Valley.

Great Rift is located mostly in Kenya, but it actually starts in Tanzania in the south and runs north into Ethiopia. The climate is mild, with temperatures usually below 28 degrees Celsius (82 degrees Fahrenheit). On a map, the valley looks like thousands of triangles, probably because it includes many volcanoes, some still active, as well as

many lakes. Kenya has more than half of all the lakes in Africa. The valley is surrounded by a lot of mountains. The area is home for many birds and animals, including the black rhino, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and wild dogs.

 

 

 

 

How was Great Rift Valley formed?

Great Rift Valley was formed when a meteor struck and left a gaping hole in the earth. A city was since formed in the crevice and is thriving. A rift is a large crack in the earth’s crust. It is formed by the continental plates breaking apart. Geologists know that Great Rift Valley was formed by violent subterranean forces.

 

 

 

 

        Facts about Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley is 3,000 miles long and is the largest valley in the world. The Great Rift is the longest rift on the earth’s surface.

Other similar land forms.

·         Death Valley

·         Olympic Valley

·         Bohinj Valley, Slovenia

 

 

Sources cited:

Wikipedia

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