Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world, covering nearly half of South America. Its best-known feature, the
Amazon River, flows east from the Andes for about 4,000 mi. It pours some 58 billion gallons of fresh water
into the A
Central America & the Caribbean
Central America is an isthmus divided by the Panama Canal. It includes Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama,
Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. Mexicos Sierra Madre mountains extend into the latter three.
Canada has several landform regions: (1) Arctic Archipelago chain of islands far north; (2) Canadian Shield
above Great Lakes; (3) Atlantic Provinces east coast; (4) St. Lawrence River Valleys/Lowlands west of AP; (5)
The Gulf of California splits the main, larger section of Mexico from a long, thin peninsula on its west called
Baja California. This peninsula has a rugged coast along the Pacific Ocean and a very dry climate.
Its main landform regi
The Andes & the Pampas
The Andes is the longest mountain range in the world. It was formed by the collision of two tectonic plates. As
the Nazca Plate was subducted, the South American Plate was pushed up, forming the mountains. In Peru and
Caribbean South America
Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana all border the Caribbean Sea, along the northern
coast of South America.
In Colombia, the Andes Mts., which extend up SAs west coast, split into three parallel