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1

What is our case study for FOLD MOUNTAINS?

The Andes, South America

2

Name four ways in which people use fold mountains?

Farming
hydro electric power
mining
tourism

3

Name four countries the Andes run through?

Bolivia
Columbia
Peru
Chile

4

How long is the Andes mountain range?

7000km

5

What type of farmers farm in the Andes?

Subsistence

6

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

7

Name three cash crops grown in the Andes?

Soybeans, rice and cotton

8

An animal used in farming in the Andes?

Llama

9

Why are steep slopes of the Andes an advantage for HEP?

They can be more easily damaged
The relief encourages rapid fall of water

10

A HEP project in the Andes?

The Yuncan project in North East peru

11

Four minerals found in the Andes?

Tin
Nickel
Gold
Silver

12

How much of Peru's exports come from mining?

More than half

13

Largest gold mine in the world?

The Yanacocha gold mine in Peru

14

3 three things that attract tourists to the Andes?

Mountains
Volcanoes
Glaciers
Lakes
Machu Picchu

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