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Physical Features of Latin America with Images


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Andes Mountains
the world's longest mountain chain, stretching along the west coast of South America
Amazon River
the longest river in South America, flowing from the Andes Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean
Atacama Desert
a desert in northern Chile rich in nitrate and copper deposits
Gulf of Mexico
A body of water south of the United States and east of Mexico
Caribbean Sea
A sea bounded on the north and east by the West Indies, and by Central and South America on the west and south
Lake Titicaca
the lake between Bolivia and Peru; highest lake in the world on which ships can travel
Yucatan Peninsula
a large peninsula in Central America that separates the Caribbean Sea from the Gulf of Mexico (also home to the Mayan Civilization).
Cape Horn
Southern most tip of South America
Brazilian Highlands
Feature occupying half of Brazil mainly on the Eastern side. Contains some of Brazil's richest farmland.
A grasslands region in Argentina and Uruguay
Sierra Madre Occidental
A mountain range to the west of the Plateau of Mexico
Isthmus of Panama
Narrow land bridge that connects Central and South America
Amazon Basin
all the land drained by the Amazon River
Rio Grande
Large river that forms a border between the US and Mexico
Mexican Plateau
lies between the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental ranges; where most of Mexico's people live