Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Benin, Hills, Moutains and Climate

An area of flat lands dotted with rocky hills whose altitude seldom reaches 400m extends around Nikki and Save. Finally, a range of mountains extends along the northwest border and into Togo, this is the Atacora, with the highest point Mont Sokbaro, 658m. two types of landscape predominate in the south.benin has fields of lying fallow, mangroves, and remnants of large sacred forests.
Variations of temperature increase when moving north through a savanna and plateau towards the Sahel called Harmattan blowsw from Dec to March. Grass dries up, the vegetation turns reddish brown, and a veil of fine dust hangs over the country, causing the skies to be overcast.It also the season when farmers burn brush in the fields.