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Low Population Density

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The marked locations have a low population density. Which is the BEST explanation for this fact?

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A

These areas are prone to frequent, large earthquakes.

B

These areas are very mountainous and difficult to farm and live in.

C

These areas are experiencing mass emigration due to political upheavel.

D

These areas are located 30 degrees North or 30 degrees South and receive little precipitation due to the Hadley Cells.

E

These areas are too hot and dry for agriculture.