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Latin America F Ten Geographic Qualities F Regions & States F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography.

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2 Latin America F Ten Geographic Qualities F Regions & States F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography

3 Ten Geographic Qualities F 1. Fragmented Realm F 2. Archipelago of Carribean –intercontinental land bridge

4 Ten Geographic Qualities F 3.Tropical Location of Middle America F 4. Crucial barrier between Atlantic & Pacific waters F 5. Dominance of the Latin Culture

5 Ten Geographic Qualities F 6. Emigration of Population for economic & political reasons F 7. Mestizo mixed Indian, Spanish & Black populations F 8. Coastal Development of the majority of the region

6 Ten Geographic Qualities F 9. Overall political instability of the region F 10. Environmental degradation & the loss of thousands of species of animals due to population pressures

7 Relative Location

8 Relative Location of Europe

9 Latin America F Ten Geographic Qualities F Regions & States F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography

10 Regions Of Latin America F Middle America F Central America F Caribbean F South America

11 Middle America Caribbean

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23 Latin America F Ten Geographic Qualities F Regions & States F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography

24 Physical Geography of Latin America F Plate Tectonics F Plateaus F Deserts F Mountains F Rivers F Lakes F Climates

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26 Physical Geography of Latin America F Rivers –Amazon –Orinoco –Parana –Rio de Plata –Uraguay

27 Physical Geography of Latin America F Lakes –Lake Titicaca –Lake Maracaibo F Bodies of Water –Panama Canal –Gulf of Mexico –Caribbean Sea –Gulf of California

28 Physical Geography of Latin America F Landforms –Altiplano –Amazon Basin –Patagonia –Tierra del Fuego

29 Physical Geography of Latin America F Mountain Ranges –Andes –Brazilian Highlands –Guinea Highlands –Sierra Madre Occidental –Sierra Madre del Sur –Sierra Madre Oriental

30 Physical Geography of Latin America F Climates –Tropical Climates of the Carribean, Central America & Northern South America –Desert Climates of Mexico and the leeward coastal side of the Andes –Steppe climates of Patagonia –Snow & Ice Climates of the mountain regions & higher latitudes of Chile

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38 Latin America F Ten Geographic Qualities F Regions & States F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography

39 Cultural Geography of Latin America –Population –Languages –Religion –Agriculture –Economics –Historical Geography

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41 Population per square kilometer

42 Cartogram of World Population

43 Dot Density Map Showing World Population

44 World Population Growth By Country shown as a percent

45 Life Expectancy

46 Latin America F Population Characteristics –Birth rates 25/1000 –Death rates 7/1000 –Natural Increase 1.8% –Infant Mortality 36/1000 –Doubling Time 38 yrs –Pop <15 34% –Pop > 65 5 %

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48 Cultural Geography of Latin America F Population –concentrations on coasts. –Spanish and Indian populations dominate –Indian Populations of remote regions –Black Populations of the Carribean –Mixed Black & Spanish populations of South America

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51 Dominantly Black Population

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53 Cultural Geography of Latin America –Population –Languages –Religion –Agriculture –Economics –Historical Geography

54 Cultural Geography of Latin America F Languages –Indo European dominates the region

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57 Cultural Geography of Latin America F Religion –Catholic Christianity Dominates the region

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60 Cultural Geography of Latin America –Population –Languages –Religion –Agriculture –Economics –Historical Geography

61 Cultural Geography of Latin America F Agriculture –Commercial Ranching –Subsistence Farming –Slash & Burn Agriculture

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68 F Economy –Manufacturing –Tourism –Agriculture –Trade Cultural Geography of Latin America

69 F Cities are centers for manufacturing (secondary), services (tertiary) F Most are coastal in location

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71 Water Orientation influences the economy

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75 Historical Geography F Native American Past F Columbian Exchange F Colonization by the Spanish & Portuguese F Independence in 1820s F Economies economically linked with the United States –resources & inexpensive labor –maciadorallas –NAFTA

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77 Latin America F Ten Geographic Qualities F Regions & States F Physical Geography F Cultural Geography

78 C.J. Cox Instructor

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