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