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1

What are the four main human uses of the Andes?

Mingling
Farming
Tourism
HEP

2

What can be mined in the Andes?

Range of minerals such as nickel, tin, silver and gold

3

What is the gold mine in the Andes called?

Yanacocha (in Peru, largest in world)

4

Why is the Andes used for hydroelectric power?

The steep slopes, high valley sides make it ideal

5

Why does meeting snow in spring makes Andes good for HEP?

Provides fast flowing water

6

What is the Yocan project?

A HEP dam what generates electricity for surrounding area (Peru)

7

Why are tourists attracted to the Andes?

Natural attractions such as volcanoes, glaciers and lakes

8

What is the main tourist attraction in the Andes?

Machu Piccho in Peru by trekking up the Inka trail

9

How do farmers adapt to sleep slopes?

Building terraces to catch water and nutrients

This also helps to prevent soil erosion and collects water in areas that receives little rain fall

10

What are llamas used for in the Andes?

Carrying materials and meat

11

What is grown in the Andes?

Many potatoes for Bolivia, main food source

12

Name three crops grown in the Andes?

Cotton
Soybeans
Rice

13

How much of Perus exports come from mining?

More than half

14

Name four countries that the andes run through?

Bolivia
Peru
Columbia
Chile

15

How long is the Andes mountain range?

7000km

16

What type of farmers farm in the Andes?

Subsidence

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