Latin America Region Project

By: Faith Collins

Brasilia, Brazil

Absolute Location:

- (16 degrees S, 48 degrees W)


Relative Location:

- Southeast part of the country.


Physical Features:

- Amazon River

- Brazilian Highlands


Human Features:

- Palacia do Itamaraty

- Statue of Christ the Redeemer


Modification to the Environment:

- Major Airport (Sao Paul)


Accommodation to the Environment:

- Air Conditioning


How People Depend on the Government:

- Federal Republic Government


Movement:

- Highways

- Immigrants from Europe


Regions- 9 traits of culture:

- Portuguese (language)

- Public and Private Schools (education)

- Favelas (shelter)

- Christianity (religion)

Lima, Peru

Absolute Location:

- (12 degrees S, 77 degrees W)


Relative Location:

- West of Brazil


Physical Features:

- Machu Picchu

- Andes Mountain Range


Human Features:

- Cathedral of Lima

- Museum of the Nation


Modification to the Environment:

- Terrace Farming


Accommodation to the Environment:

- Raincoats and Air Conditioning


How People Depend on the Government:

- Constitutional Republic


Movement:

- Railways

- Immigrants from India


Regions- 9 traits of culture:

- Spanish, Quechua, Aymara (language)

- Roman Catholic (religion)

- Animals: sometimes used as (security and protection)

- Everywhere from huts to homes (shelter)

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Absolute Location:

- (14 degrees N, 87 degrees W)


Relative Location:

- Near center of Country


Physical Features:

- Many farms

- Choluteca, Ula, Agun, Patuca, Coco rivers (major rivers)


Human Features:

- Basilica de su Yapa "most important church in the country"

- Museo para la Identidad Nacional "country's best museum"


Modification to the Environment:

- Dams


Accommodation to the Environment:

- Coats (in mountains)


How People Depend on the Government:

- Constitutional Republic


Movement:

- Bikes

- Ancestors immigrate from Africa


Regions- 9 traits of culture

- Spanish (language)

- Huts and Shantytowns (shelter)

- Roman Catholic (religion)

- Free Public School (education)

Port-au-prince, Haiti

Absolute Location:

- (19 degrees N, 72 degrees W)


Relative Location:

- Near Center of Country


Physical Features:

- "Massif de la Hotte" mountain range

- Bassin Bleu Jacmel waterfall


Human Features:

- Sans Souci Palace (King Henry 1's palace)

- Iron Market "most famous market in Haiti"


Modification to the Environment:

- Deforestation


Accommodation to the Environment:

- Raincoats and Air Conditioning


How People Depend on the Government:

- Semi Presidential System


Movement:

- "tap tap" busses

- ancestors immigrated from France


Regions- 9 traits of culture:

- French (language)

- Catholicism (religion)

- Free Public Schools (education)

- Many Artists (creative expression)