How do people use an area of fold mountains? Case study: The Andes

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How do people use an area of fold mountains? Case study: The Andes
1 Farming (Bolivia)
1.1 Subsistence farmers
1.1.1 Cash crops
1.2 Variety of crops grown on the steep slopes
1.2.1 E.g. potatoes which are the locals' main source of food
1.3 Flat land retains water in areas that receive very little
1.4 Female llamas
1.4.1 Exploited
2 Key terms
2.1 Terrace
2.2 Subsistence
2.2.1 Those who farm to provide food for themselves and their family
2.3 Irrigation
3 Hydroelectrical power
3.1 Steep slopes and narrow valleys limit farming but benefit HEP
3.2 Melting winter snow increases water supply
3.2.1 More energy created
3.2.2 In 2009 the El Platanal plant begain to generate electricity
4 Mining
4.1 More than half of Peru's exports are from mining
4.2 YANACOCHA GOLD MINE
4.2.1 Largest in the world
4.2.2 Provides jobs thus income
4.3 Andes has a range of important minerals
4.3.1 E.g. tin, nickel, silver and gold
4.4 Mountain sprayed with cyanide to destroy everything but gold
4.4.1 Contaminates water supply
5 Tourism
5.1 MACHU PICCHU
5.1.1 Machu Picchu is inhospitable bc remains of early settlements build by the Incas are protected
5.2 Natural attractions
5.2.1 Mountain peaks, volcanoes, glaciers and lakes.
6 Location
6.1 Extend down the West coast of South America
6.2 Borders 7 countries
6.2.1 Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela

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