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Is the Western Cordillera highly populated?
The Western Cordillera is sparsely populated, with barely anyone living there. The first reason as to why the region has a low population is because the mountains are running in north-south directions.
What lives in the Western Cordillera?
A broad range of wildlife species inhabit the Western Cordillera, with its wide variety of terrain and vegetation. Rocky Mountain sheep, mountain goats, elk, mule deer, and black bears are common in the southern mountains. A moose in the North Saskatchewan River, eastern Alberta, Canada.
How big is the Western Cordillera?
North American Cordillera/Elevation
Which is the highest peak of Western Cordillera?
North American Cordillera/Highest point
Who were the first people to live in the Cordillera?
In the northern woodlands were the Cree and Chipewyan. Around the Great Lakes were the Anishinaabe, Algonquin, Iroquois and Wyandot. Along the Atlantic coast were the Beothuk, Maliseet, Innu, Abenaki and Mi’kmaq / Micmac.
What is the best animal that lives in the Cordillera region of Canada?
Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Elk, Stone Sheep, Grizzly Bear and Black Bear are common in lush meadow habitats and the stunted spruce groves known as krummholz. Throughout the middle and upper elevations ungulates such as Mountain Goat, Moose, Caribou and Mule Deer are common.
What is the highest mountain range in Western Cordillera?
The highest is Mount Rainier, which at 14,410 feet (4,392 metres) is all the more dramatic for rising from near sea level.
Which is the highest peak in Western Cordillera?
Why do people live in the Cordillera region today?
Forestry is a huge part of the economy in the Cordillera as it is famous for its large forests. The Cordillera is rich in many different types of minerals, making mining a large industry. Most of the people in the Cordillera live in extreme south lowlands [Vancouver] and southern plateau due to the warmer climate.