Where in the World Is Geothermal Energy? Activity

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Where in the World Is Geothermal Energy? Activity

The chart below lists the 24 countries where geothermal energy is produced. Find five countries on the map on the next page, outline them and write in their names. (Use a globe or another geography resource to locate each country on the map.) Create a symbol for geothermal energy and use it to label the five countries you have chosen. This will give you an idea of where some of the geothermal “hot spots” are situated around the planet.

Countries Generating Geothermal Power

Country Geothermal Energy Operating Capacity (MW)
United States 3,567
Philippines 1,930
Indonesia 1,375
Mexico 1,069
New Zealand 973
Italy 944
Iceland 665
Turkey 637
Kenya 607
Japan 533
El Salvador 205
Costa Rica 204
Nicaragua 109
Russia 97
Papua New Guinea 56
Guatemala 42
Germany 40
Portugal 29
China 27
Guadeloupe 15
Ethiopia 8

Outline and label five countries where geothermal energy is found.

Outline world map