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South America Project
Transcript of South America Project
Ryan Gombos Patagonia Physical Features •Patagonia is capped with glistening glaciers, and carved by fjords which are narrow inlets of the sea.
•There are many valleys and rivers.
•Lakes are fed by glaciers. The big lakes are Nahuel Huapi, Buenos Aires, Videma, and Argentino.
•There are many Andean Volcanoes. In 1991,there was an enormous eruption in the Hudsun Volcano that disrupted Patagonia.
•Two features in Patagonia are Cape Horn and the Strait of Magellan.
•The rivers in Patagonia are mostly dry, but the Río Negro, the Chubut, the Santa Cruz, and the Gallegos are wet at all times of the year.
•Grasslands are most common here. The only real vegetation is monte, and scrubs. Climate •Winters are cool at 35° F, while summers are mild at only 70° F.
•Yearly rainfall of 5 inches. Very Dry.
Hard place for vegetation to grow because of this difficult, dry, climate Economy
•Sheep raising for wool
•There are tourist resorts around lakes that people visit.
•There has been a lot of oil production around Neuquen, Río Gallegos, and Comodoro Rivadavia.
•There are iron and ore deposits around here because of the large mountain ranges nearby.
•There are also cattle, and there is a lot of agriculture. Patagonia is a region in southern South America that makes up a third of this continent. When the first European people came here, the word Patagonia was the way the people were described as Wildlife Rheas
There are over 120, 000 penguins.
Deer History There was a tribe called the Mapuche that were the first inhabitants of the southern part of Chile and Argentina.
There were about 2 million of them.
The Mapuche were fine with the Spanish at first, but then began to resent them once they found out the truth.
Although the Mapuche didn't die off from the the Spanish, in 1885 the Chilean and Argentinian armies defeated them.
There are currently, 1.7 million Mapuche today.
One impotant thing that the Mapuche did was make the horse a important part of their life.
Tehuelches, Puelches and Pehuenches lived in Patagonia thousands of years ago, until the mid 1700s when a group called the Araucan came.
The Araucans invented paths that were used for hundreds of years.