Presentation on theme: "Impact of Geography on Latin America"— Presentation transcript:
1 Impact of Geography on Latin America SS6G3 The student will explain the impact of location, climate, distribution of natural resources, and population distribution on Latin America and the Caribbean.a. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Mexico and Venezuela affect where people live and how they trade.b. Compare how the location, climate, and natural resources of Brazil and Cuba affect where people live and how they trade.
2 Most people in L. America lives in cities. Mexico City is one of the most populated cities in the world.Amazon River serves as a major waterway route for people in northern and central South AmericaLarger populations and industries exist in cities and along rivers that provide access to travel and tradeExtremely isolated areas (mountains and interior of the Amazon) tend to have smaller populations.
3 Geography’s Impact on Mexico Many cities lie within the Mexican PlateauRegion covers most of northern and central Mexico and surrounded by mountainsMostly desert…limited farmingFertile territory is further south (less dry land)
4 Most profitable natural resource is oil…exports produce the bulk of revenue Land in south is good for agriculture.Mexico benefits from the close proximity of trading partnersFree trade agreements with the US and Canada helped Mexico develop more business than any other Latin American nation.
5 Geography’s Impact on Venezuela Borders the Caribbean Sea, so has access to coastline (ports)Also exports large amounts of oil…it is Venezuela’s most important natural resourceTropical climate supports agricultureGood for farming
6 Depends on oil exports to produce most of the revenue (major export) The climate allows it to export agricultural products as well.Wheat, soybeans, corn, cotton
7 Geography’s Impact on Brazil Most of the population and cities lie in the eastern and southern regions.Amazon and the tributaries connect the interior to the Atlantic OceanAmazon is important to tradeWarm, tropical climateCan grow crops year round
8 Has many fertile regions…produces many agricultural products Coffee, soybeans, orange juiceCoastline provide beaches for tourism/vacation spots.
9 Geography’s Impact on Cuba Small island nationThreatened by hurricanes and tropical stormsTropical climateFEWER natural resourcesDepends on importsDue to an US embargo trade is not allowed between Cuba and the USRich in nickelRecently discovered oil deposits offshore