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How big is a Cordillera?

How big is a Cordillera?

The Cordilleran region comprises a series of mountain belts some 500 miles (800 km) wide along Canada’s Pacific coast.

What is the landform of Cordillera?

The Cordillera includes plateaus, valleys and plains as well as rugged mountains. The most continuous mountain chains, known as the Coast and Rocky Mountains, form high rims along the southwestern and southeastern sides of a belt of varied terrain.

What are some fun facts about the Cordillera?

The Arctic Cordillera is a mountain range running along the northeastern coast of North America from Ellesmere Island to the northernmost tip of Labrador. It is the only major mountain range in Canada east of the Rocky Mountains. The range has a surface area of 218,225 km2 (84,257 sq mi).

What plants grow in the Cordillera?

Vegetation. There is a fair amount of vegetation in the Western Cordillera. This includes: Douglas fir, forage grass, white spruce, lodge pole pine, ponderosa pine, and many other grasses. The vegetation gets affected by the geology of the Western Cordillera because of how mountainous it is.

What is the origin of Cordillera?

A cordillera is an extensive chain and/or network system of mountain ranges, such as those in the west coast of the Americas. The term is borrowed from Spanish, where the word comes from cordilla, a diminutive of cuerda (‘rope’).

What kind of landforms does the Western Cordillera have?

Because it is the youngest landform region (erosion has not yet happened because of it being young), the Western Cordillera has many lakes, forests, oceans (obviouslly the Pacific Ocean) and some very big mountain ranges. Many of the mountain ranges are popular, such as the Rocky Mountains.

Where is the Western Cordillera located in Canada?

Western Cordillera. The Western Cordillera is located on the western coastal area of Canada. Provinces that are included in the region include British Columbia, Yukon, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories.

How many people live in the Western Cordillera?

The Western Cordillera is lightly populated because there are so many mountains. As stated before under location, most people live in British Columbia by Vancouver (See diagram under location). There are about 10 milion people living in the Western Cordillera

How big is the Boreal Cordillera in Canada?

This ecozone encompasses the St. Elias, Skeena, Cassiar, Ominica, and northern Rocky mountains as well as the Stikine, Yukon and Klondike plateaus. (Environment Canada: Products) It is mountainous and has some hills. Also, debris from mountains have developed a rolling landscape. (Ecozone-experts: Wiki) The total area is 432, 000 kilometers².