The Andes, South America

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  • The Andes South America
    • Mountain slopes used for farming.
      • Potatoes are grown on steep side.
      • Terraces developed to retain water in areas which receive little.
      • Llamas are used for carrying supplies and also for meat/milk/wool.
    • Open pits are used for mining.
      • Tin, nickel, silver and gold.
      • Half of Peru's exports are from mining.
      • Jobs for locals = benefits economy.
    • Hydroelectric Power (HEP)
      • Steep slopes and narrow valleys can be easily dammed and flow is more rapid to generate electricity.
      • Melting snow increases water. But is seasonal (disadvantage).

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