Mexico
Download
1 / 12

MEXICO - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 188 Views
  • Updated On :

MEXICO. NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS. LANDFORMS. Mexico is three times the size of Texas Country is mostly central Plateau Plateau surrounded by three mountain ranges Sierra Madre Oriental in east Sierra Madre Occidental in west Sierra Madre del Sur along southern Pacific coast

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'MEXICO' - LionelDale


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Mexico l.jpg

MEXICO

NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS


Landforms l.jpg
LANDFORMS

  • Mexico is three times the size of Texas

  • Country is mostly central Plateau

  • Plateau surrounded by three mountain ranges

    • Sierra Madre Oriental in east

    • Sierra Madre Occidental in west

    • Sierra Madre del Sur along southern Pacific coast

  • At south end of Plateau is Valley of Mexico where Mexico city is located

    • City is about 7500 feet above sea level

    • Area tectonically active resulting in earthquakes and volcanoes


Landforms cont l.jpg
LANDFORMS, cont.

Southern Mexico

small mountain ranges, narrow valleys and volcanoes

difficult travel overland

Isthmus: narrow strip of land connecting two larger pieces of land

Southern Mexico becomes Isthmus connecting North and South America

Yucatan Peninsula is flattest region with few rivers because of waters desire to run through limestone instead of across it


Natural resources l.jpg
NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Few rivers in Mexico

  • Mineral resources

    • Silver, gold, iron, mercury and lead

  • Petroleum

    • Most valuable natural resource

    • Along Gulf of Mexico have large fields of natural gas and oil

    • Most oil exported to US


Mexico5 l.jpg

MEXICO

POLITICAL AND ETHNIC CONFLICT


Greater mexico city l.jpg
GREATER MEXICO CITY

  • Cultural, economic and political center of Mexico

  • ¼ of Mexico’s population in this area

  • Bulk of GDP in this area

  • Very wealth and very poor, very few middle class people

  • Huge air pollution problem because city is surrounded by mountains that trap pollution


Central mexico l.jpg
CENTRAL MEXICO

  • Northwest of Mexico City

  • Early Spanish settlements located here

  • Agricultural center of Mexico

  • Have small family farms and emerging agribusiness

  • Produce cash crops like fruits and vegetables that they sell to the US


Gulf lowlands and southern mexico l.jpg
GULF LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN MEXICO

  • Hot humid climate has limited settlement

  • Today many forests have been cleared for farming and settlement is increasing

  • Have oil and natural gas deposits

  • Yucatan Peninsula in this area and is Mexico’s poorest region

  • Villages are small and maintain the greatest amount of traditional Mexican culture

  • Increasing in tourist popularity


Northern mexico l.jpg
NORTHERN MEXICO

  • Large, dry region

  • Has become very developed due to increased industrialization and improved infrastructure

  • Impact of US on region and this region on US is huge


Future challenges l.jpg
FUTURE CHALLENGES

  • Politics becoming more democratic

  • NAFTA has increased economic growth but economic inequality still major concern

  • Huge poverty problem

  • Migration to the US is huge problem

  • Need to reduce crime

  • Country needs improved infrastructure to compete with neighboring US


Central america and caribbean l.jpg
Central America and Caribbean

  • Costa Rica and ecotourism

  • Nicaragua and Guatamala in periods of long violence and civil war

  • Poverty

  • Panama canal back in Panama’s hands

  • Caricom and economic development


South america problems l.jpg
South America Problems

  • Indigenous peoples from ancient empires of Inca, Aztec and Maya

  • Brazil looking for more international influence

  • Hugo Chavez in Venezuela

  • Political instability

  • Bolivia has two capitals

  • Bolivia landlocked/Uruguay is buffer state


ad