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D - SS - Unit 6

Geography of Latin America - Location & Climate

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What is the climate in Northern and Central Mexico? it has a dry climate with little rainfall
What is the climate in Southern Mexico? it has a humid, tropical climate
What types of landforms does Mexico have? plateaus to steep mountains to dense forests
Since most of Mexico's climate is dry with little rainfall, what happens to the land? it is unsuitable for farming
What does Mexico have that is important for many countries? oil reserves
What makes Mexico a great trading partner to the US? its location
What type of elevation does the majority of Brazil have? low elevation
What covers 2/3 of Brazil? Amazon rain forest
Where is the Amazon rain forest located? Central area of Brazil
What is the climate in Brazil? warm & humid
What ocean is Brazil located on? Atlantic Ocean
Why is Brazil's location important? it allows them to ship products all over the world
What is the climate in Cuba? semi-tropical, with warm, moderate temperatures
What types of landforms does Cuba have? flat to rolling plains, with mountains covering part of the island
What are the causes of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest? slash/burn farming, logging & cattle ranching
What are the effects of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest? less oxygen, loss of habitat, soil erosion & soil depletion
What are the causes of air pollution in Mexico City? overcrowding & geography
What are the effects of air pollution in Mexico City? human respiratory issues, animal & plants affected
What is the largest country in South America? Brazil
Where is Mexico located? south of the US
What bodies of water does Mexico have access to? Gulf of Mexico, Pacific ocean & Caribbean Sea
How does Mexico's location impact its trade? they have access to the Pacific & Atlantic oceans
Where is Brazil located? on the Eastern side of South America
How & why does Brazil's location impact its trade? they have access to the Atlantic ocean because of the coastline
Where is Cuba located? in the Caribbean sea, south of Florida
How has Cuba's location impacted its trade? trade has been very influential on its economy & history
Created by: lprinke