Latin Americas Geography
La CordilleraMountain rangestart in the Rocky Mountains; Sierra Madres & Andes
Tierra Fria, Tierra Caliente, Tierra TempladaTierra Fria-wheat, barley & potatoesTierra templada- coffee & tobaccoTierra caliente- bananas & sugar cane.
Tierra FriaLiterally meaning, cold land, this climate zone includes the areas that sit at least 6,000 ft. above sea level.
LowlandsThese are areas that are at or near sea level; they are usually near the coast and in some inland areas of South America
Tierra CalienteLiterally meaning, Hot land, this climate zone is found in places such as the Yucatan Peninsula and the Amazon River Basin
PampasLowlands- They are grasslands that are in Uruguay & Argentina
Fertile PampasAgricultureSheep & cattle grazing
PatagoniaPatagonia is a geographic region containing the southernmost portion of South America. It is located in Argentina & Chile. An elevated area, plateauArea is southern Argentina, is an area where many sheep are raised.
Tierra TempladaThese are areas that lie between 3,000 and 6,000 feet. This climate is in the valleys of the Andes and on the Central Plateau
The Amazon RiverThe Amazon River starts in the Andes Mountains and flows east across all of Brazil
Amazon RainforestRainforests are being destroyed =value of its timber cutting down forestNearly half of the world's species of plants, animals and microorganisms will be destroyed or severely threatened over the next quarter century due to rainforest deforestation.
The Orinoco RiverThe Orinoco River flows north through Venezuela and into the Caribbean Sea
The Rio de la PlataLocated in on the border between Uruguay and Argentina, the Rio de lat Plata is used as a major shipping route
Atacama DesertWhere is the desert? Chile and Southern PeruWhat are Nasca lines & geoglyphs?The area is dry, windless and isolated by mountains to east.