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Mexico Section 1

There are several _____ regions in Mexico. landform
Mexico's climate _____ from _____ to ________ in most areas, which _____ agriculture. varies, arid, semiarid, limits
________, ________ _____, and ____ are important parts of the Mexican economy. petroleum, hydroelectric power, mining
depression on the surface of the land cause by the collapse of a cave roof sinkhole
height above sea level altitude
the power produced by water-driven turbines hydroelectric power
to supply water irrigate
Mexico lies ____ of the United States. south
Mexico is about ____ ____ _____ than Texas three times larger
The Gulf of California splits Mexico into two sections; the main, larger section to the east, and _____ _____. Baja California
main region; largest physical feature; central part of the nation; has several cities including the capital, Mexico City; soil is soft and settles in places Mexican Plateau
mountain range west of the Mexican Plateau Sierra Madre Occidental
mountain range east of the Mexican Plateau Sierra Madre Oriental
mountain range south of the Mexican Plateau Sierra Madre del Sur
west of the Sierra Madre Occidental Pacific Coastal Lowlands
east of the Sierra Madre Oriental to the Yucatan Peninsula Gulf Coastal Plain
lies east and juts north into the Gulf of Mexico Yucatan Peninsula
lies west of the Gulf of California Baja California
Mexico has several climate areas due to the country's ___ ____, ____ ____, and _____ ____. large size,different elevations, geographic location
Baja California and the northern parts of the country are very ___ (arid and semiarid) and ____ populated. dry, sparsely
The southern part of Mexico receives ____ rain than the north (tropical wet, tropical wet and dry, humid subtropical). more
Earthquakes, ____ ____, particularly in the _____ _____. year round, Mexican Plateau
Hurricanes, in the ____ _____ and ____ ____, particularly in the ____ and _____ lowlands. late summer, early fall, Pacific, Gulf
______, Mexico's most important natural resource is drilled from wells under the Gulf of Mexico, along the Gulf coast, and in high elevations in the south. Petroleum
Minerals such as ____, ____, ____, ____, _____, and ____ are found in the mountains and plateaus. silver, copper, iron, gold, zinc, lead
Hydroelectric power supplies about ___ ___ of the nation's electricity from fast-running rivers on the edges of the central plateau and in high southern elevations. one sixth
Crops such as ___,___,____,___ ___, many fruits and vegetables, and ___ are grown and exported; however because of mountains, poor soil, and dry climates only ___ ____ of Mexico's land can be used for farming. corn, wheat, beans, sugar cane, coffee
Fish are found in the waters off ____ _____. Baja California
Cattle ranches are located in ____ ____. Northern Mexico
Pollution from the spread of industry and the growth of cities is a major problem in _____ _____, especially in ____ ____ because it is located in a ___ making it difficult for polluted air to escape. Northern Mexico, Mexico City, valley
Farmers need to irrigate in drier areas which causes salt build up and ruins the ____ of the soil. fertility
Overgrazing by cattle is causing the land to become ____. desert
Deforestation in the south is opening new land for ____. However, ____ rains wash away the ____ in the soil, and the land can only produce crops for a few years. farming, heavy, nutrients
Harvesting of trees is contributing
Created by: stephaniedo


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