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The Appalachian Region - Canada
Transcript of The Appalachian Region - Canada
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:NLW_GrosMorne1_tango7174.jpg Longest River: Settlement Areas: VEGETATION WILD LIFE ORIGIN OF NAME SOURCES INTERACTIVE QUIZ THING TIME! The Appalachian region is made up of the Appalachian Mountains.
The Appalachian Mountains are located partly in Canada, but mostly in the USA.
They form a zone that is 150-500km wide, and 2400km westward.
The Canadian portion is located in the Maritime provinces -- Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and the south south-eastern part of Quebec. They are not in P.E.I. or Labrador. The northernmost mainland portion ends at Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula. The Appalachians are some of the oldest mountains on the planet, formed about 3 million years ago.
They were created before the complete formation of the North American continent.
During the formation of Pangaea, North America collided with Europe and northern Africa.
Layers of sedimentary rock was uplifted and then folded.
Erosion has turned the Appalachians once jagged peaks into rolling mountains and hills. The highest overall in the Appalachian Mountains is Mount Mitchell in North Carolina at 2037m. Overall, the longest river is the Mississippi. The main vegetation in the
Appalachians are trees such as spruce, white pine, yellow pine, white wood, hemlock, juniper, oak, ash, maple, birch, poplar, and hickory. There are also some shrubs and flowers. The Appalachian Region Rocks found in the Appalachian region are sedimentary, such as coal and iron
Certain areas have igneous and metamorphic rock due to volcanic activity and faulting
Some plateaus contain the minerals iron and zinc.
Wild life in the Appalachian region include bears, wolves, fox, deer, lynx, and other wild cats. Some features of the Appalachian Mountains are:
rolling hills and mountains
extremely rugged terrain
The peaks in the Appalachians range from as low as 13 meters to up to 1200-2037 meters. The name came from a nearby village, Apalachen. The name was also given to many surrounding regions. The village was named by a Spanish explorer and his crew. "Appalachian Mountains." - New World Encyclopedia. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2013. <http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Appalachian_Mountains>.
Clark, Bruce, John K. Wallace, and Kim Earle. Making Connections: Canada's Geography. Toronto: Pearson Education, 2006. 111-12. Print. There were originally three main settlements in the Appalachians: the English (in the center), the French (in the north), and the Spanish (in the south)