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Population Patterns of Latin America Chapter 9 section 1

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  • 1. Population Patterns of Latin America
    Chapter 9 section 1

2. Population
Latin America current Population: 580 million.
385 in million South America
153 in million Middle America
41 million in The Caribbean
3. First Immigrants
1st immigrants to Latin America were from Asia.
They came across the Bering Land Bridge millions of years ago and traveled South.
They are known as Native Americans.
4. AncientCivilizations
Aztecs in Mexico
Incas in Peru
Mayas is Yucatan
5. Languages
Many languages are spoken in Latin America.
The primary language is Spanish.
Other languages spoken are

  • Portuguese

6. English 7. French 8. Native American dialectsMost people of LA are bilingual
9. Population Growth
Latin America has an very high growth rate.
It is estimated that by 2050, the population will be 800 million.
Brings challenges to settlements already present in Latin America.
10. Growth of Cities
With rapid pop growth, many people are forced to live in poverty
There is poor sanitation and sewage
Many live in cardboard or metal shacks.
11. Population Distribution
In South America, the people live in the Populated Rim.
Inland SA makes it difficult to live in.
In Middle America and the Caribbean, people are spread out.
12. Population Density
Large countries like Brazil = 52 ppl/sq mi
Small countries like Ecuador = 118 ppl/ sq mi
Barbados = 1,807 ppl/ sq
mi
Mexico City = 30,150
ppl/sq mi
13. Internal Migration
Many people move within Latin America.
Most move from the rural areas to the urban areas.
Known as urbanization
14. External Migration
Many move away from Latin America into areas like the United States.
People come here legally and illegally.
Settle in states like Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Florida.
15. External Migration
Most immigrants come for..

  • Higher income

16. More educationalopportunities

  • Better housing

17. Healthcare 18. Political Freedom