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What can you grow at tierra caliente?
rice
sugar
What are the three sections of Latin America?
Middle America
Carribean
South America
It rains everyday in the ________.
Amazon Rainforest
South America is nicknamed the "_________ __________"
gigantic escarpment
What can you grow at tierra fria?
potatoes
What is the largest waterfall in South America?
Angel Falls
_______- cold country
tierra fria
What are the three sections of the caribeans?
bahamas
greater antillies
lesser antillies
_______- temperate country
tierra templada
All of the islands in the caribean are the tops of __________.
underwater mountains
_____ is a slope or long cliff between a higher and lower surface.
escarpment
The Paraguay and the Uraguay come together to form the "________"
River of Silver
Who was the first european to see the rainforest?
Francisco Pizzarro
The ___________ go all the way down the west coast of South America.
Andes Mountains
_______- hot country
tierra caliente
What are the three major river systems of South America?
Amazon
Paragauy
Uraguay
____ are grassy, treeless plains of Argentina and Uraguay
Pampas
Name the natural resources of South America.
Oil
Silver
Aluminum
diamonds
What can you grow at tierra templada?
coffee
The ______ is one of the dryest places on earth.
Atacoma Desert
What is the main vegetation for Latin America?
rainforests
Most of LAtin America lies in the ______.
tropics
____ is a covering that keeps the sun from reaching the forest floor.
canopy
What is the highest navigable lake in the world?
Lake Titicaca
_____ is the enerygy of water generating electricity.
hydroelectric power
The climate of South America is _____.
diverse
____ are fertile plain areas.
llanos
What are the two desert areas of South America?
southern Chile (ATACOMA)
Northern Mexico
What is the 5th largest producer of oil?
Mexico
What is the word for high plain?
"altiplano"