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geography test 03/08/13
Terms in this set (20)
a large of system of mountain ranges located along the Pacific coast of Central and South America
large, grassy, treeless area in South America used for grazing and farming
vast area of grassy land and rich soil in South- Central South America
a river mainly in Venezuela and part of South America's northernmost river system
the second longest river in the world, and one of the South America's three major river system, running about 4,000 miles from West to East and emptying into the Atlantic ocean
a forest region located in the Tropical Zone with a heaving concentration of different species of broadleaf trees
slash and burn
a way of clearing field for planting by cutting trees, brush, and grasses and burning them
an ancient technique for growing crops on hillsides or mountain slopes, using step-like horizontal fields cut into the slopes
the basic support systems needed to keep an economy going
what two countries does the Orinoco River drain?
Venezuela and Columbia
where are the Andes mountains located?
in the Central and South America along with Pacific coast
what agricultural technique involves using ashes to fertilize the soil?
what characteristics do the pampas and LLanos have in common?
they are in Grain and livestock, grassland
what are some of the problem that afflict cities throughout the region?
slum unemployment, increase crime
which river drains the largest rain forest in the region?
which is the northernmost of the great rivers of South America?
what farming technique is especially useful in mountainous farming?
what are the main products of the pampas?
cattle and wheat grain
advantages of tourism
spending money increase jobs, expensive meal, souvenir
disadvantages of tourism
in dept by borrow money to build a facilities, pollution
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