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Atlantic S. America

Chapter 10 Review

This body of water is the world's largest river system and covers about 4,000 miles. Amazon River
The Parana river flows into this body of water, which is bordered by Uruguay and Argentina. Rio de la Plata
A partially enclosed body of water where freshwater mixes with salty seawater estuary
This area of land is covered in wide, grassy plains and is located in Argentina. Pampas
This area of land is made up of dry plains and plateaus and has a generally cold climate. Patagonia
This area of land is made up of old, eroded mountains and a high plain area called the Mato Grosso Plateau. Brazilian Highlands
This area of Brazil is a very fertile floodplain. Amazon Basin
This physical feature is the world's largest rain forest. Amazon rain forest
the clearing of trees deforestation
Planting the same crop every year has caused ________________, which means the soil is infertile because it has lost nutrients needed by plants soil exhaustion
The Amazon rain forest provides food, ________________, _____________, plants for _______________, and other products. wood, rubber, plants for medicines
Brazil was colonized by immigrants from ______________. Portugal
Colonists in Brazil brought people from this continent to work on their plantations as slaves. Africa
This religion is the most common for the majority of South America. Roman Catholic
The official language of Brazil Portuguese
A megacity in Brazil with a population of over 17 million people. Sao Paulo
A giant urban area that includes surrounding cities and suburbs megacity
Brazil's second-largest city with a population of nearly 11 million people. It was the capital of Brazil from 1822 to 1960. Rio de Janeiro
The capital of Brazil. Brasilia
Why was the capital of Brazil moved in 1960? to get more people and industry moved inland
huge slums that are within or surrounding major cities favelas
A major city in the Amazon Region of Brazil and is a major port and industrial city. Manaus
Why are Brazilian Indians upset with new developments in the Amazon area? it destroys the rain forest and resources that they rely on for survival
Argentine cowboys gauchos
The first Europeans to come to Argentina were from this country. Spain
This Argentine president's wife helped improve the living conditions of people in Argentina, established thousands of hospitals and schools, and helped women gain the right to vote. Eva Peron
an organization that promotes trade and economic cooperation among the southern and eastern countries of South America Mercosur
a part of the economy based on odd jobs that people perform without any government regulation or taxes informal economy
when an area is completely surrounded by land with no direct access to the ocean landlocked
Brazil’s poorest region Northeast Brazil
Brazil's richest region Southeast Brazil
Argentina was controlled by a ______________ government until the 1980s. military
The capital of Argentina Buenos Aires
The capital of Paraguay Asuncion
The capital of Uruguay Montevideo
The fifth wonder of the world, this gigantic statue overlooks Rio De Janeiro in Brazil. Christ the Redeemer
This is the most popular sport in Brazil. soccer (futbol)
Why are there more Indians in Paraguay than in other regions of South America? Because it is land-locked, there are not as many resources for Europeans to colonize the area.
Created by: michelleksmith