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Transcript of Mexico
Mexico Natural Resources
Fishing on the coast is very important. Most fishers mainly fish for shrimp, sardines, bass, pike, abalone, Spanish mackerel, and red snapper. Just to give you a picture of how much they catch, the 2007 catch was 1.02 million tons. This ranked 17th in position. Mexico’s fish products was around 706.5 million.
Mexico is one of the few highest producers of some minerals, including silver, arsenic, graphite, salt, sulfur, mine copper, and crude steel. They produce large amounts of almost all of these minerals. Tin, mercury, nitrogen, and talc, are used to be produced in 2000. Minerals are part of everyday life. Your alarm clock for instance is made out of limestone and many other minerals. Glasses and coffee pots are made out of sand, limestone, and talc.
39% of Mexico’s land is forestry. Mexico also has over 1,000 different species of trees. There are many types of trees from oak to pine. There is about 136.3 million acres of forestry in Mexico. There are many useful things including wood that can be found in these forests. The forests of Mexico are not only used for wood, but there is also a lot of fibers, oils, waxes, gums, and resins.
Corn is used to make food such as corn tortillas. There are 15.72 billion tons of corn each year on average in Mexico.
Beans are used for eating. Types of beans include: light beans, pinto beans, and dark beans. There are 1.04 billion tons of beans grown each year on average.
3 million tons of wheat is grown in Mexico each year. They use wheat to make burritos, tortillas, and many other foods.
There is 6.29 million tons of sorghum grown on average per year. You can use sorghum to make cake, flatbreads, breads, and other foods.
Rice is a big part of Mexico’s culture. A lot of Mexicans love the dish. Although, it is not extremely popular to grow.
Mexico’s average temp is 77 to 81 degrees F.
Mexico’s area is 1,972,550 square kilometers.
88% of Mexico’s population has the Catholic Church religion.
Over 33% of Mexico’s land is pasture. Some examples of these animals are:
30.6 million head of cattle, 16.5 million hogs, 9 million goats, and 6.4 million sheep on average per year.
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