Latin American Geography 1

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  • 1. The Geography of Latin America By:Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HSChappaqua, NY

2. Regions of Latin America CentralAmerica The Caribbean SouthAmerica 3. Cities Mexico City Havanna Port-au-Prince Panama City Santiago Lima Buenos Aires Brasilia Rio De Janiero Caracas Bogota 4. Topography 5. Satellite Image of Latin America 6. Topography of Latin America 7. 8. Bodies of Water Atlantic Ocean PacificOcean Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea Amazon R. Orinoco R. Uruguay R. Magdalena R. SaoFrancisco R. Lake Titicaca Lake Maracaibo Rio de La Plata Parana R. 9. Mountains and Peaks Andes Mts. Sierra Madres Mts. Guiana Highlands Brazilian Highlands Patagonian Plateau 10. Andes Mountains (Peru) 11. The Eastern Flank of the Andes 12. Llamas in the Andes 13. The Sierra Madres, Mexico 14. Guianan Highlands, Venezuela 15. Brazilian Highlands 16. Patagonian Region (Chile) 17. Valleys Plains and Basins AmazonBasin Pampas Mato Grosso Gran Chaco Llanos 18. Amazon Rain Forest 19. Mato Grosso 20. Orinoco Lowlands, theLlanos 21. Cattle Ranching on thePampas 22. Gauchos of thePampas , Argentina 23. Deserts Atacama Desert 24. Atacama Desert 25. Others Falkland Islands Cape Horn Panama Canal 26. The Falkland IslandsorIslas Malvinas 27. Cape Horn 28. The Panama Canal 29. Going Through the Panama Canal 30. Completed Map Atlantic Ocean PacificOcean Gulf of Mexico Caribbean Sea Amazon R. Orinoco R. Uruguay R. Magdalena R. Lake Titicaca Lake Maracaibo Rio de La Plata Parana R. Andes Mts. Sierra Madres Mts. Guiana Highlands Brazilian Highlands Patagonian Plateau AmazonBasin Pampas Mato Grosso Gran Chaco Llanos Atacama Desert Mexico City Havanna Port-au-Prince Panama City Santiago Lima Buenos Aires Brasilia Rio De Janiero Caracas Bogota Falkland Islands Cape Horn Panama Canal 31. Earthquake Zones 32. Active Volcanoes 33. Climate 34. The Tropical Hemisphere 35. Latin American Climatic Zones 36. Very Varied Climate Zones 37. Precipitation 38. Temperatures 39. Elevation 40. Altitudinal Zonation: Vertical Climate 41. Vegetation 42. Amazon Rain Forest 43. On the Ground Floorof the Rain Forest 44. Three-Tiered Vegetation 45. Three-Tiered Canopy 46. Native Indians of the Amazon 47. Jungle Fauna 48. Minerals of the Amazon Region Diamonds Amethyst Quartz Bauxite 49. Deforestationin the Amazon 50. Original Forest Cover Future Forest Cover Current Forest Cover 51. Agriculture and Fishing 52. Banana Plantation 53. Harvesting Sugar Cane 54. Growing Coffee 55. Rubber Industry 56. Other Resources 57. Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico 58. Eco-Tourism 59. Drug Trafficking Routes 60. Demographics 61. Population and Projections 62. Latin Americas Population Distribution 63. Sao Paolo, Brazil 64. Overcrowding inSao Paolo, Brazil 65. Squatter Settlements in Major Latin American Cities 66. Adios!