As a continent advanced in agriculture and industrial sector, most of the countries here are export-driven. They export a variety of products like Industrial Machinery, Automobiles, Paper, Fish, Wheat, Bananas, Meat, Aircraft, Telecom Equipments, Chemicals, Plastics, Fertilisers, Wood Pulp, Timber, Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Aluminum, Nickel and Lead.
They import goods like Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar, Textiles, Iron ore and Electronics goods. The major trading partners are countries of Europe, Japan, China and India.
Panama Canal was cut across the Isthmus of Panama in 1914. It is 80 km long, and it connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean. Panama Canal greatly reduced the distance between Europe and the West Coast of North and South America.
Panama Canal has reduced the distance from Atlantic to Pacific and vice versa by a huge \(8000\ \)nautical miles (approximately).
The Panama Canal, which connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean
Eskimos are the indigenous population of the Arctic and subarctic regions of Greenland, Canada, the United States, and far eastern Russia (Siberia).
Eskimo life was totally adapted to an extremely cold and inhospitable region. In the snow and icebound environment, vegetable foods were almost nonexistent, and trees were scarce. Caribou, seal, walrus, whale meat, whale blubber, and fish were the major food sources.
Igloo is temporary winter home or hunting-ground dwelling of Eskimos. The igloo is usually made from blocks of snow, and it is dome-shaped.