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Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 309
Professor
Geraldine Akman
Semester
Winter

Description
thWestern Canada March 7 2012AlbertaSaskatchewanManitobaPhysiographic Regions Cordillera AlbertaInterior plainsCanadian ShieldHudson Bay Lowlands ManitobaPhysical attributesInterior plains and Canadian Shieldproductive agriculture mining forestry and water powerWestern Sedimentary Basin provides the Petroleum Mainly AlbertaCordillera edgeBanff and Jasper national parks some mining and loggingHudson Bay Lowland hydroelectric capabilityContinental climatecold dry winters and hot dry summerswet and dry years high evapotranspiration rates droughts varying soil conditions and short growing season orographic effect for Alberta and Saskatchewan arctic winds Manitoba has more black soil in Manitoba thanks to the gulf of MexicoPoor location distance to main markets and portsPopulation ndDominion Land Act 1872 first wave of settlers mainly from Ontario 2 wave Great Britain rd3 wave central and Eastern EuropeHistorical rural landscapes of small farms and villagesAboriginal j
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