Which one of the following pairs is correctly matched?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2013 Prelims]
Geographical Region : Feature
(a) Abyssinian Plateau : Arabia
(b) Atlas Mountains : NorthWestern Africa
(c) Guiana Highlands : SouthWestern Africa
(d) Okavango Basin : Patagonia
|Abyssinian Plateau||Ethiopia||– Also known as Altipiano Etiopico, Amhara Plateau, Ethiopian Massif, and Ethiopian Plateau – 1290-3000 m above sea level – The Blue Nile river originates from Lake Tana and flows through the plateau|
|Atlas Mountains||Maghreb region of Northwest Africa||– Separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert – Toubkal (4167 m) is the highest peak located in Morocco – Berber populations are native to the Atlas Mountains|
|Guiana Highlands||Northern South America||– Covers parts of Venezuela, Guianas, Brazil, and Colombia – The highlands comprise a basement of rolling hilly mountains, low mountains, and tabular plateaus – Mount Roraima (2772 m) is the highest elevation in the highlands|
|Okavango Basin||Angola, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe||– The basin is formed by the confluence of the Cuito and Cubango rivers – The Okavango river forms the Okavango delta in Botswana – Nwako and Makdadikgadi salt pans are located to the south and southeast of the basin, respectively|
Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.