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  • 1. South American Geography Presentation by: Emily Sturz & Shelby Hatcher http://www.argentinachileflyfishing.com/andes-mountains.jpg
  • 2. Countries and Their Capitals
    • Argentina-Buenos Aires
    • Brazil-Brasilia
    • Chile-Santiago
    • Peru-Lima
    • Paraguay-Asuncion
    • Uruguay-Montevideo
    • Ecuador-Quito
    • Bolivia-La Paz
    • Colombia-Bogota
    • Venezuela-Caracas
    • French Guyana-Cayenne
    • Suriname-Parramaribo
    • Guyana-Georgetown
    http://www.travelbug.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/MapSouthAmerica.gif
  • 3. Argentina
    • Climate: mostly temperate; arid in southeast; subantarctic in southwest
    • Landforms: It is home to Patagonia in the South, and Andes along the Western Border.
    • Resources: tin, fertile plains, uranium, lead, manganese, zinc, copper, iron ore, petroleum.
    • It has a total area of 2,766,890 sq km
    • 10.03% of the land is arable.
    http://www.adventuresforsingles.com/images/Patagonia%20185.jpg
  • 4. Brazil
    • Climate: mostly tropical, but temperate in south
    • Landforms: Its home to the Amazon basin. Its mostly flat to rolling lowlands in north; some plains, hills, mountains, and narrow coastal belt
    • Resources: petroleum, bauxite, gold, phosphates, iron ore, manganese, nickel, platinum, uranium, tin, hydropower, wood
    • It has a total area of 8,511,965 sq km
    • 6.93% of the land is arable.
    • It is landlocked
    http://www.breifne.ie/images/SCM_ZO_L_M_MB_Drumcondra_castle2.jpg
  • 5. Chile
    • Climate: temperate; cool and damp in south; desert in north; Mediterranean in central region
    • Landforms: low coastal mountains; fertile central valley; rugged Andes in east
    • Resources: nitrates, copper, wood, iron ore, molybdenum precious metals,, hydropower
    • It has a total area of 756,950 sq km
    • 2.62% of the land is arable.
    http://imagesource.allposters.com/images/pic/NGSPOD04/107877~Stormy-View-of-an-Inlet-Along-the-Coast-of-Chile-Posters.jpg
  • 6. Peru
    • Climate: varies from tropical in east to dry desert in west; temperate to frigid in Andes
    • Landforms: western coastal plain, high and rugged Andes in center, eastern lowland jungle of Amazon Basin
    • Resources: copper, silver, gold, petroleum, timber, fish, iron ore, coal, phosphate, potash, hydropower, natural gas
    • It has a total area of 1,285,220 sq km
    • 2.88% of the land is arable.
    http://www.desertvoice.org/Desert/Image/Desert10.jpg
  • 7. Paraguay
    • Climate: subtropical to temperate; substantial rainfall in the eastern portions, becoming semiarid in the far west
    • Landforms: grassy plains and wooded hills east of Rio Paraguay; Gran Chaco region west of Rio Paraguay mostly low, marshy plain near the river, and dry forest
    • Resources: hydropower, timber, iron ore, manganese, limestone
    • It has a total area of 406,750 sq km
    • 7.47% of the land is arable.
    • It is landlocked
    http://www.photoatlas.com/photo/paraguay_river_sunset.jpg http://www.photoatlas.com/photo/paraguay_river_sunset.jpg
  • 8. Uruguay
    • Climate:warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown
    • Landforms: mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland
    • Resources: arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fisheries
    • It has a total area of 176,220 sq km
    • 7.77% of the land is arable.
    http://www.kidport.com/RefLib/WorldGeography/Germany/Images/CountrySide.JPG
  • 9. Ecuador
    • Climate: tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands
    • Landforms: coastal plain, inter-Andean central highlands, and flat to rolling eastern jungle
    • Resources: fish, petroleum, wood, hydropower
    • It has a total area of 283,560 sq km
    • 5.71% of the land is arable.
    http://www.ecuador-travel.net/amazonscenery-sumaco.jpg
  • 10. Bolivia
    • Climate:varies with altitude; humid and tropical to cold and semiarid
    • Landforms: rugged Andes Mountains with a highland plateau, hills, lowland plains of the Amazon Basin
    • Resources: iron, hydropower, lead, tin, natural gas , silver, zinc, tungsten, antimony, gold, wood, petroleum
    • It has a total area of 1,098,580 sq km
    • 2.78% of the land is arable
    • It is a landlocked country.
    http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/60900main_amazon1.jpg
  • 11. Colombia
    • Climate: tropical along coast and eastern plains; cooler in highlands
    • Landforms: flat coastal lowlands, central highlands, high Andes Mountains, eastern lowland plains
    • Resources: petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds, hydropower
    • It has a total area of 1,138,910 sq km
    • 2.01% of the land is arable.
    http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/b/b1/425px-Hudson_Highlands.JPG
  • 12. Venezuela
    • Climate: tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands
    • Landforms: Andes Mountains and Maracaibo Lowlands in northwest; central plains (llanos); Guiana Highlands in southeast
    • Resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds
    • It has a total area of 912,050 sq km
    • 2.85% of the land is arable.
    http://www.metalvortex.com/myphotos/south_america/images/DSCN2020a.jpg
  • 13. Work Cited