Northern Brazil is dominated by the _____ ______ and its tributaries.
water the southern plateaus
The Three rivers that water the southern plateaus.
the Paraguay, the Parana, and the Uruguay
______ became an important issue during the Age of Pedro.
Finally in 1888, while Pedro II was away in Europe, his daughter _____ ______ yielded to the pressure and declared all of the slaves in Brazil free.
largest producer of coffee in the world.
Coffee comes from coffee trees which grow on mountainside coffee plantations called _______.
Brazil also ranks as a leading producer of _____ beans or seeds.
In addition to coffee and cacao, Brazil is a leading producer of ________, ____ _____, ____ _____, _____, and ______.
bananas, sugar cane, citrus fruits, cattle, and sheep
The _______ Dam on the ______ River is one of the most powerful hydroelectric plants in the world.
Itaipu Dam, Parana River
fifth largest country in the world in population.
has nearly as many people as all other South American countries combined.
To encourage more people to move inland, the Brazilian government moved the capital from _____ ___ _____ to ________.
Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia
one of the most beautiful cities in the world and is often called "Rio."
Rio de Janeiro
considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
a rocky formation which rises from a peninsula on the harbor.
Sugar Loaf Mountain
largest city in South America
fourth largest city in the world
industrial center of Latin America
Located in the heart of the Amazon jungle near the junction of the Negro and Amazon rivers, _______ is the center of trade and commerce for the Amazon Basin.
Ocean liners travel _______ miles up the _____ River to unload and pick up cargo at Manaus's busy port.
1,000 and Amazon
capital of Brazil that is well known fro its striking architecture and orderly arrangement
second largest country in South America
an area of fertile grasslands that extends across central Argentina.
violent gales and heavy rains created by cool winds from the south meeting warm air from the tropical north, periodically sweep across the Pampas
Because of the great volume of _____ grown on the Pampas, Argentina is known as the "Granary of the South"
Huge herds of cattle roam the ______, watched by the _______.
South American cowboys
one of the world's largest beef producers.
_______ are raised on Tierra del Fuego for their wool in the country of Argentina.
location of one of the world's highest active volcanoes, Volcan Antofalla.
________ is the biggest industry of Argentina.
Millions of people vacation in Argentina every year. Some go to see spectacular _________ Falls, stay at a seaside resort, ski in the Andes, or hike to the famous monument ______ of the _______. Most of them visit ________ _____, the beautiful capital city.
Iguacu Falls, Christ of the Andes, Buenos Aires
beautiful capital city of Argentina.
the tenth largest city in the world.
Buenos Aires is located near the Atlantic coast on the banks of the _____ de la _______ in central Argentina.
Rio de la Plata
one of the leading publishing centers of all Spanish-speaking countries.
a group of islands just off the southern tip of South America. Magellan named the islands this which means land of fire, because of the many campfires he saw dotting the shoreline.
Tierra del Fuego
The _____ and _____ Indians who lived on these Tierra del Fuego islands, were the southernmost people of the world.
Ona and Yahgan
When the evolutionist, ____ _____ saw these people during his voyage around South America, he mistakenly thought he had found a missing link between man and ape.
A British naval officer, _____ ____ ______, was the first to try to tell the Indians of Tierra del Fuego about Christ.
Captain Allen Gardiner
"Land of the Big Feet"
Fishermen from the Falklands get oil from whales that are killed nearby and ship it to ___ _____ Island to be exported.
South Georgia Island
After British Prime Minister ______ _____ appealed to the patriotism of her people on behalf of several thousand British citizens in the Falklands, thousands of Britons volunteered to go and fight for English liberty.
the southernmost country of South America
Chile produces more _____ than any other nation in the world.
Because of the long coastline of Chile, ______ is also a major industry
an important seaport and center of industry in Chile
Chile's capital which lies in a fertile valley between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific coastal range about 90 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. It is also Chile's largest city and its industrial center.
one of the poorest countries in South America.
a landlocked country
the only country whose flag has different pictures on the front and the back.
one of the smallest countries on the South American continent, but is also very prosperous.
the capital and largest city of Uruguay. It is called the City of Roses because of its flower-filled squares and beautiful parks.