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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 4: MIDDLE AMERICA-tourism ~Barbados: Most easterly island, the one that they first came to. ~ Fast growing population. ~Population doubled in 29 years. ~40 million people clustered by the pacific coast and the mountains. ~ Most capital cities in the mountains Land Bridge: an isthmian link between continents, what middle america is. The internal focus of the Spanish town was the exploitation of its wealth for their own benefit. The Mainland is dominated by which cultural heritage? Mestizo: European and Amerindian are mixed. The Rimland is dominated by which cultural heritage? European and African. 71% percent of the people have African heritage Plantations dominate in which landform region? They are located in the humid tropical coastal lowlands. **What are the 4 geographic regions of Middle America? Mexico, Greater, Lesser, Central America More than of Mexicos population lives? Along the waist of the country from Veracruz State on the eastern Gulf coast to Jalisco State on the Pacific. Where are the largest citied located? Highlands What are some of the push-pull factors for Mexico? Pull: big cities with perceived opportunities for upward mobility Push: economically stagnant countryside, 106 million people--overpopulated **~53% Mexico City to Guadalohara **Where is the poorest part of Mexico? The countryside Where are Mexicos oil resources located? Along the coast by the Gulf of Mexico. What are maquiladoras? Thomas: Factories in the big cities usually owned by the U.S. where Mexicans work for low wages. Book: Factories that assemble imported, duty-free components and raw materials into finished products, most of which are then re-exported back to the United States market. ~Plazas: Characteristics of Mexicos cities. What is altitudinal zonation? Specific names of regions that have different characteristics: Tierra Nevada: permanent snow and ice; Andean Peaks Tierra Helada: Livestock Grazing, so cold and barren that it can only support grazing livestock like sheep. Tierra Fria: Potatoes, Barley, Wheat, Dairy. Tierra Templada: Coffee, Corn (Maize), Wheat, Vegetables Tierra Caliente: Bananas, Sugarcane, Rice Most of the population lives in which zone? The tierra templada ~Isthmus of Tehuantepec: small narrow body of land. Why is Belize considered different from the rest of Central America? Typically sparse population of the hot, wet Caribbean coastland s and their infertile soil....
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