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Canadian shield

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zebdial lester noel

on 20 October 2012

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Canadian shield Canadian Shield physical characteristics of Canadian shield physical characteristics Economical characteristics of The Canadian Shield
The physical charteristics of Canadain shield are land shapes, size, mineral\rocks, water bodies,soil, vegetation and climate. Industries: Lumber and Mining industries are in the Canadian shield.

Tourism: People from all over the world come to see the Forest scene of the Canadian shield and do camping in the forests.

Key cities: The key cities in which Canadian shield lie are Manitoba, Thunder Bay, Sudbery, Duluth,
Wiscousin, Green Bay land and
Saint Paul Land shape: The Canadian shield's is like a horse shoe shape.
Size: The Canadian shield covers about 8,000,000 km2.
Mineral/Rock: Minerals that are found on the Canadian shield are ( Gold, Metal, Nickel, Copper, Platinum, Zinc, etc ......../ The type of rocks that are found in the Canadian shield are Metamorphmic rocks.
Water bodies: The major water body of the Canadian shield is the Hudson bay. Soil: The soil present in the Canadian shield is soggy and therefore it can not be used for agriculture or for farming.
Vegetation: The vegetation in the Canadian Shield region of Canada is very different than the rest of Canada. The vegetation of the Canadian Shield is mostly trees. There are many types of trees in the Canadian Shield. Some of the trees are coniferous trees and deciduous. It is all mixed in the southern part of the Canadian Shield. The forests are mixed with birch trees, aspen trees, tamarack trees, black and white spruce tress, willow trees, hemlock trees, pine trees and balsam fir tress. The mixed forests are beautiful in the fall when the leaves of the deciduous trees change color.
Climate: The climate in the Canadian Shield region varies throughout the year. The Canadian Shield region gets 200-300 mm of rain in summer, and 1250-1500mm of snow in winter. The climate in this region can be described as having longer winters and shorter summers.
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