The Saint Lawrence
Lowlands
The Saint Lawrence Lowlands region is the smallest
region in Canada, and at the same time has the highest
population density than all others. The Saint Lawrence
Lowlands also has the most southern tip of Canada in it.
The most northern tip of the Saint Lawrence Lowlands is
at 48°47'25.69"N, 58°45'46.59"W. These coordinates are
the on a little sliver of land on Halifax, just north of
Anticosti Island. These coordinates are also the most
eastern point of The Saint Lawrence Lowlands. The southernmost point of the region is at
41°54'31.57"N, 82°30'29.53"W. This point is just outside of a town named Leamington, in a national
park named Point Pelee. The westernmost point in this region is at 45°53'4.87"N, 84°38'47.20"W. Which
is the edge of an island called Mackinac.
The Saint Lawrence Lowlands are made up of
many likes, as well as being surrounded by the
Great Lakes. The Saint Lawrence Lowlands is made
up mostly of rolling hills, lowlands, and a lot of
lakes. This entire region was formed after the last
ice age. After it retreated it left the Saint Lawrence
Lowlands in the way we know it today. The Saint
Lawrence Lowlands is primarily a mixed forest. You
can expect to see many softwood trees, and
hardwood trees. The soil in this region is much
more fertile than other areas in Canada, and this is all because of the ice sheets melting, and the erosion
that took place over many years in this region.
Toronto is often called the best city in Canada, because it is. Toronto’s attractions like their world
famous zoos, amusement parks, the CN tower, and the man historic attractions like the distillery district
are amazing places to see, and only will you ever see them in one place, and that place is called Toronto.
Toronto’s nightlife is vibrant and bright, and on top of that during the day the city is alive and well, with
so many things to do you’ll go dizzy. Toronto is in the north-western region surrounding Lake Ontario,
and its coordinates are 43.7000° N, 79.4000° W.
This region offers a large amount of Zinc, Coal, Silver, Lead, and Iron. As well, because it’s a mixed forest
it is fairly easy to see both hardwood and softwood trees together. Softwoods like Hemlock and Cedar,
and hardwoods like Maple, Oak, Ash and Birch. While the Saint Lawrence Lowlands is the smallest
region in Canada, it is also the most dense, which means there is more of a demand for jobs. The
majority of people in the workforce work in services, or manufacturing. The very slim minority work for
labor intensive jobs like mining, fishing, forestry, quarrying, oil and gas. There are no real numbers for
the region alone, so most are left to speculate about the real numbers for the region.
These two maps speak a lot without saying too much. As we can see, the densest areas of Canada are in
the Saint Lawrence Lowlands, and this is because of the fact that the Saint Lawrence Lowlands has a lot
of trees, a lot of minerals, and a lot of water. All three are things which people typically want to stick
around. The Saint Lawrence Lowlands were also the closest to the 13 colonies, and was the area
primarily inhabited by the French during North America’s colonization. As such it’s easy to assume that
people stuck around where people have been for the longest.
Below is a climate map, and while the Saint Lawrence Lowlands is cooler than the southern parts of the
Cordillera, people still live there, since it’s warm enough, but not too warm, and some people like to be
more in the middle, rather than being too extreme. You can also see that with Appalachians and Plains,
how more people will gather where there is more sun and more heat.
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