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  1. Western Cordillera By: Alden Cheung By: MathusanSrimurugan The cordillera region has a mountain belt that stretches 500m

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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).

  5. Water Bodies • Surrounded by the Pacific ocean • Fraser river (B.C) • Mackenzie river (Yukon) • Gulf of Alaska • Beaufort Sea

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

  7. 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)

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

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