Atlantic South America Study Guide
|Atlantic South America Study Guide
Terms to know:
favelas: huge _________ found in _____________________
gauchos: Argentine __________________
estuary: a partially enclosed body of ___________ where _____________ and ____________ mix
landlocked: ______________ surrounded by _________________ (like Paraguay)
Mercosur: an ___________________ that promotes ____________ among countries of South America
megacity: a giant ____________ area that includes surrounding _______________ and ____________
Guarani: the language most commonly spoken in _______________ besides Spanish.
Locations to know about:
Montevideo: capital of __________________
Amazon Basin: a giant ______________________
Manaus: a major _______ and industrial ______________ in the _______________ region
Brasilia: capital of ________________
Patagonia: a region of dry ____________ and _____________ in southern __________________
Gran Chaco: a low _____________ region in _________________ and ______________________
Pampas: wide grassy ________________ in central _________________, a highly developed _______________ region
Parana River: a river that draining much of the _____________ part of _____________ ____________
Brazilian Highlands – found north east of the Mato Grasso Plateau
The ________________ ______________ in South America.
Was first inhabited (lived in) by the ____________________ _______________.
When colonized by the__________________, enslaved _______________ were brought to Brazil to work on the _______________.
Has the largest population of ________________ ______________ in the world.
Tourists are attracted to Brazil’s beautiful __________________, old ___________ cities and elaborate _____________ ______________.
Most of the __________________ region of Brazil is sparsely populated ____________ land (the capital Brasilia was placed her in hopes of building up the population and economy of this area)
Argentina was first settled by the _______________________.
Today, most of Argentina’s people are ____________________ from ______________ settlers.
Most of the landforms in the region are _______________ and ________________.
The majority of the economy in Paraguay is controlled by just a few wealthy and influential families and companies
Amazon (River System):
The world’s largest _________________ _______________.
__________________________ has become an issue for the Amazon _______________ __________ in recent years.
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