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Western Cordillera . By: Alden Cheung By: Mathusan Srimurugan The cordillera region has a mountain belt that stretches 500m. Land Shape. Western Cordillera consist on British Columbia Area944,735 km² Population of 4.4million Yukon Area 482,443 km² Population 33,897 Western Alberta

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western cordillera

Western Cordillera

By: Alden Cheung

By: MathusanSrimurugan

The cordillera region has a mountain belt that stretches 500m

land shape
Land Shape
  • Western Cordillera consist on
  • British Columbia
  • Area944,735 km²
  • Population of 4.4million
  • Yukon
  • Area 482,443 km²
  • Population 33,897
  • Western Alberta
  • Area 661,848 km²
  • Population 3,645,257
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Size

800 km Wide

49-69 Degrees north

114-141 Degrees West

Area 1.6 million km2

The cordillera region has a mountain belt that stretches 500m

minerals rocks
Minerals/Rocks
  • Metallic Minerals: found in igneous rocks (Ex iron + Silver).
  • Non-Metallic Minerals: some metamorphic and sedimentary (Ex. potash + asbestos + mica).
  • Energy Minerals: California = offshore. Utah + Colorado = oil shale (Ex. Petroleum, coal, natural gas).
water bodies
Water Bodies
  • Surrounded by the Pacific ocean
  • Fraser river (B.C)
  • Mackenzie river (Yukon)
  • Gulf of Alaska
  • Beaufort Sea
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Soil

As a result, the soils here are loess, a form of crushed rock and silt.  These materials make for very rich farmlands

vegetation
Vegetation
  • Douglas fir
  • Forage grass
  • White spruce
  • Lodge pole pine
  • Ponderosa pine
  • many other grasses, rains a lot and the soil is good
  • coniferous trees such as pine trees are scattered around the mountains
  • Depending on the height of the mountain, there could be some trees or no trees (to cold to grow)
climate

North-South: a drop in the temperature, going up on the latitude

  • East-West: Moderate Temperature (near ocean)
  • Temperature is much warmer in the interior (affects land mass rather than ocean)
  • 21 c- 32c in the summer and -2c to -4c in the long winters
  • Average Temperature north of the ecozone is 0.5ºC, South 7.5ºC
  • The western side of the Coast Mountains receives 1200 to 1500mm of precipitation (annual precipitation)
Climate
industry

Fishing (West Coast)

Two main fishes

Salmon(#1 Catch)-Sockeye(#1 Species)

Problems: Pulp and paper (Needs lots of water, pollution on water)

Solutions: Salmon Farming (inbreeding)

Mining

Copper is Primary

Bingham Mine (Worlds largest open pit copper mine)

BC is second behind Alberta for natural gas

Coal: Shipped to Japan as well, Robert’s Bank Super port

Industry
tourism
Tourism
  • Cordillera Mountains Attractions, Puerto Rico's Cordillera Central Mountains are made up of peaks and valleys, with heights rising 4000 ft / 1220 m
  • Hiking (Rockies 14,440 ft/4,400 m, extends 1,600 km/990 mi)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
key cities
Key Cities
  • There are 3 main cities that the western cordillera consists of:
  • White Horse
  • Area 416.54 km2
  • Population 23,276
  • Vancouver
  • Area 2,877 km²
  • Population 603,502
  • Victoria
  • Area 19.68 km²
  • Population 78,055