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Chp 11 Social Studies

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Plateau
a large area of flat land up on a mountain.
isthmus
a narrow strip of land with water on both sides connecting two larger land areas
pampas
flat grassland regions
rain forest
dense forest that receives high amounts of rain each year
amazon river
A long river in the amazon.
tributary
a river or stream that flows into a large river
regions of latin america
central america, south america and the caribbean islands.
El nino
A warming of the ocean water along the western coast of south america
elevation
the heigth of land above sea level
economy
the ways that goods and services are produced and made available to people
factors that afect climate
elevation, how close or far the place is from the equator line, wind patterns.
natural resources
things found in nature that people can use to meet their needs Ex petroleum, water, minerals
hydroelectricity
electric power produced by moving water.
one-resource economy
a country's economy that is based on on 1 resource.
diversity
many diferent things, variety.