Flashcards in Case Study: The Andes, South America Deck (14)
What is our case study for FOLD MOUNTAINS?
The Andes, South America
Name four ways in which people use fold mountains?
hydro electric power
Name four countries the Andes run through?
How long is the Andes mountain range?
What type of farmers farm in the Andes?
What are the advantages of terraced farming?
Flat land is created on steep slopes
Water is collected where there is little rain
Stops soil erosion in places where soil is thin
Name three cash crops grown in the Andes?
Soybeans, rice and cotton
An animal used in farming in the Andes?
Why are steep slopes of the Andes an advantage for HEP?
They can be more easily damaged
The relief encourages rapid fall of water
A HEP project in the Andes?
The Yuncan project in North East peru
Four minerals found in the Andes?
How much of Peru's exports come from mining?
More than half
Largest gold mine in the world?
The Yanacocha gold mine in Peru