The Andes Case Study

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  • Llamas
    • They are used for milk
    • They are used for transportation
    • They are used for food
    • Llamas and alpacas are used
      • Farming
        • Subsistence farming is widely used, with terraced mountain sides
        • Over 200 different types of potato are grown
  • The steep slopes and narrow valleys are ideal for HEP
    • Hydro-Electric Power
      • They can easily be dammed and relief encourages a rapid flow of water which generates electricity
      • The variation in rainfall throughout the year is a disadvantage
      • The Yuncan Dam Project dams the Paucartambo and the Huachon rivers in Peru
      • The El Platinal Project was contructed in 2009 and is Peru's 2nd largest dam
  • Natural attractions
    • Tourism
      • Over 250 species of Orchid in Machu Picchu
      • The Andes
        • Location
          • South America
        • Farming
          • Subsistence farming is widely used, with terraced mountain sides
          • Over 200 different types of potato are grown
        • Mining
          • The Yanacocha gold mine is the largest gold mine in the world
          • They mine coal, oil, silver, tin, copper and gold
          • More than half of Peru's exports are from mining
        • Hydro-Electric Power
          • They can easily be dammed and relief encourages a rapid flow of water which generates electricity
          • The variation in rainfall throughout the year is a disadvantage
          • The Yuncan Dam Project dams the Paucartambo and the Huachon rivers in Peru
          • The El Platinal Project was contructed in 2009 and is Peru's 2nd largest dam
    • Volcanos
    • Mountain peaks
    • Glaciers
    • Lakes

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