What does equatorial Africa mean?
Likewise, what is the land like in equatorial Africa?
Instead of tropical rainforests like the rest of Equatorial Africa, the extreme northern and southern parts consist of savannas or grasslands. These grasslands and the southern plateaus and mountains don't act as dominant characteristics of the region, rather they act as borders.
Likewise, where is Equatorial Africa located? In Africa, the equator runs for almost 2,500 miles/ 4,020 kilometers through seven West, Central and East African countries just south of the Sahara Desert.
Similarly, you may ask, what countries make up equatorial Africa?
Equatorial Africa is made up of Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, and Gabon.
Why is much of equatorial Africa thinly populated?
The equatorial regions are generally sparsely populated. The reason is mainly due to heavy downpour, gloomy wet forests, humid conditions and dangerous wildlife. Due to the favourable conditions offered by tropical monsoon climate, there is dense population in these regions.