Consider the following geographical terms and their brief explanations:
1. Azores – group of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean
2. Barbary coast – part of Eastern coast of Africa
3. Anatolia – Central part of Kazakhstan
Which among the above is / are correct?
Azores: Azores, lying to the west of Africa, it is a group of volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean. These islands partly belong to Portugal and some of them are autonomous. These islands were discovered by the Portuguese in the later part of the fifteenth century. The islands were developed winds blowing from the northeast, and in winter strong winds blow from the southwest bringing temperate cyclones and plenty of rainfall.
Barbary coast: Stretching from Egypt to Morocco, the northern Mediterranean coast of Africa is known as the Barbary Coast. It has some of the important cities of northern Africa like port said, Cairo, Tripoli, Tunis, Algiers, ceuta, and tangier.
Anatolia / Asia Minor: Anatolia or Asia Minor constitutes the central part of turkey. It is bounded by the Tarus Mountain in the south, the black sea in the north, and the Aegean Sea in the west, while the eastern boundary is formed by the Mount Ararat and the Armenian knot. Anatolia is plateau having undulating topography. The national capital of turkey (Ankara) is located in its central part.
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