Population Patterns of Latin America 9.1

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Population Patterns of Latin America 9.1

  1. 1. Population Patterns of Latin America Chapter 9 section 1
  2. 2. POPULATION  Latin America current Population: 580 million.  385 in million South America  153 in million Middle America  41 million in The Caribbean
  3. 3. FIRST IMMIGRANTS  1st immigrants to Latin America were from Asia.  They came across the Bering Land Bridge millions of years ago and traveled South.  They are known as Native Americans.
  4. 4. ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS  Aztecs in Mexico  Incas in Peru  Mayas is Yucatan
  5. 5. LANGUAGES  Many languages are spoken in Latin America.  The primary language is Spanish.  Other languages spoken are - Portuguese - English - French - Native American dialects  Most people of LA are bilingual
  6. 6. POPULATION GROWTH  Latin America has an very high growth rate.  It is estimated that by 2050, the population will be 800 million.  Brings challenges to settlements already present in Latin America.
  7. 7. GROWTH OF CITIES  With rapid pop growth, many people are forced to live in poverty  There is poor sanitation and sewage  Many live in cardboard or metal shacks.
  8. 8. POPULATION DISTRIBUTION  In South America, the people live in the “Populated Rim.”  Inland SA makes it difficult to live in.  In Middle America and the Caribbean, people are spread out.
  9. 9. POPULATION DENSITY  Large countries like Brazil = 52 ppl/sq mi  Small countries like Ecuador = 118 ppl/ sq mi  Barbados = 1,807 ppl/ sq mi  Mexico City = 30,150 ppl/sq mi
  10. 10. INTERNAL MIGRATION  Many people move within Latin America.  Most move from the rural areas to the urban areas.  Known as urbanization
  11. 11. EXTERNAL MIGRATION  Many move away from Latin America into areas like the United States.  People come here legally and illegally.  Settle in states like Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida.
  12. 12. EXTERNAL MIGRATION  Most immigrants come for….. - Higher income - More educational opportunities - Better housing - Healthcare - Political Freedom
  13. 13. LARGEST METROPOLITAN CITIES IN LATIN AMERICA 1. Mexico City: 21 million 2. Sao Paulo: 19.8 mil 3. Buenos Aires: 13 mil 4. Rio de Janeiro: 11.5 mil 5. Bogota: 8.49 mil 6. Lima: 8.48 mil 7. Santiago: 5.9 mil 8. Belo Horizonte: 5.4 mil 9. Guadalajara: 4.3 mil 10. Caracas: 4.3 mil

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