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CMS6-Unit 5 Vocab #1

CMS6-Unit 5 Vocabulary Review #1

TermDefinition
Amazon River The world’s largest river in terms of volume, located in South America.
Andes Mountains A mountain range in western South America. It stretches approximately 5,000 miles, from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego.
Atacama Desert A plateau in western South America, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains. It is considered the driest desert in the world.
Bolivia A country located in western South America. It is landlocked, which means that it is not bordered by a body of water.
Brazil The largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world. It contains tropical and temperate zones, with timber forests and a large amount of minerals at hand.
Caribbean The area in and around the Caribbean Sea, including its many islands and the coasts of countries bordering that sea. It is located east of southern Central America and north of South America.
Cuba An island country located in the Caribbean Sea, south of the tip of Florida. Its climate is tropical, and its natural resources include cobalt, nickel, iron ore, copper, salt, and petroleum.
Gulf of Mexico An Atlantic Ocean region located east of Mexico and south of the United States.
Haiti A country on the western third of the island of Hispaniola in the West Indies.
Latin America The countries in the area connecting North and South America. People here speak mostly Spanish, Portuguese, or French. In addition to the native languages, English is also spoken.
Mexico A nation bordered by the United States to its north. It is also bordered by four bodies of water: the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Pacific Ocean The largest ocean on Earth. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Southern Ocean to the south, Asia and Australia to the west, and North and South America to the east.
Panama A small country on the Isthmus of Panama. It is the southernmost nation of North America and is known for the Panama Canal, a man-made waterway that connects the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean.
Sierra Madre Mountains A Mexican mountain system approximately 1,500 miles in length.
Venezuela A country in South America located along the southern waters of the Caribbean Sea. The nation’s climate is alpine and tropical. Its natural resources include petroleum, iron ore, nickel, and coal.
Created by: jpkelley