Southern Guinea Upland

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Southern Guinea Upland

 

a plateau in Central Africa that bounds the Congo Basin on the west. It is a highly dissected exposure of Precambrian basement of the craton sometimes called the African shield. The northern margin is in Cameroon and has elevations of 1,500–2,000 m. Further south, elevations drop to 700–1,000 m in the Cristal Mountains; they rise again to 1,500 m in the southern part of the upland. The Southern Guinea Upland has humid evergreen equatorial forests and park-like savannas.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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