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great lakes-st.lawrence lowlands

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Emily Baker

on 5 April 2013

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LOWLANDS What type of rock dominates this region? The bedrock in this region is formed of sedimentary rocks
In the Great Lakes region, iron ore, zinc, coal, copper, silver, and lead can be found
In the St. Lawrence region, sand, clay and gravel are what makes up the lands composition Sedimentary rock: rock usually formed in layers from the compression of sediments over millions of years Define differential erosion. What did this type of erosion form here? Differential erosion: the process whereby softer sedimentary rocks erode more quickly than harder rock shaping the surface of the landscape Differential erosion caused the Niagara Escarpment which extends from Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island What type of economic activities take place in this region? These lowlands are well suited for agriculture
50% of jobs in this region are related to manufacturing steel, iron-ore, coal, and limestone Describe the topography of this region. What was responsible for creating such a unique topography? the topography of this region is:
flat plains
glacial hills
deep river valleys
This region is divided by a part of the Canadian Shield The St. Lawrence lowlands were formed due to faulting that created a rift valley
The Great Lakes lowlands were created by glaciers What percent of Canada's population lives in this region? 50% of Canada's population lives in this region.
Toronto and Montreal, are the two largest cities in Canada and are located in this region. Why is this region termed "Canada's Industrial and Urban Heartland"? manufacturing industries are located in this region and it provides many job opportunities for citizens
Farming opportunities also attracts workers Why is farming ideal in this region? this region has excellent soils and warm climate making it a great place to grow a variety of crops
they include orchards of apples, peaches, cherries, asparagus, tomatoes and strawberries
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