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Latin America Geo.

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Which physical feature has some of the highest mountains and volcanoes in Latin America? Sierra Madre Mountains
What is an island? A body of land surrounded by water on all 4 sides
Which island is located in the Caribbean Sea? Cuba
What is the purpose of the Panama Canal? To make a shorter trade route between the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean
Which body of water is east of Mexico and is a major trade route for countries in Latin America? The Caribbean Sea
Why is the population sparse (low) in northern Chile? The Atacama Desert is there. The land is very dry, so it is hard to grow crops or find work.
Which country has MOST of the Amazon Rainforest? Brazil
Which country is the largest in South America? Brazil
Which country sits in the southernmost part of South America? Chile
How do Mexico's physical features impact environmental issues? Mexico City has a high population and is surrounded by mountains which traps the air pollution in the city.
The air quality in Mexico City is ______. toxic
The death rate in Mexico City is linked to air pollution and is very ______. high
Which environmental issue do these words describe? deforestation, logging, reducing animal, plant, and insect species, clearing for farmland and living space destruction of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil
How has the population of Brazil contributed to the destruction of the rainforest in the Amazon? Brazil’s population has increased over the years resulting in industrialization and land being cleared
What is Mexico’s current largest export? Cars
Which coast in Brazil is heavily populated due to job opportunities provided by the abundance of natural resources? east coast
How is Cuba’s trade impacted by their location? Cuba is an island country, having fewer natural resources, so they need to import more products.
Having a large amount of arable land is MOST helpful for which industry in Cuba? agriculture (farming)
Which is MOST important to helping Brazilian businesses trade with other countries in the world? access to many trade routes & ports along the Atlantic coast
Where do most people in South America live? Along the east coast near the Atlantic Ocean
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