à qui vs. auquel

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à qui vs. auquel

Good day
Please see the question below:
La France est dotée d'un territoire aux climats et aux reliefs variés, grâce ________ sa production agricole est très diversifiée.

I wrote "à qui", but it was marked incorrect, saying that "auquel" is the only correct answer. Why is "à qui" unacceptable in this context?

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

As noted in the lesson ‘a qui’ can only be used for living things, not inanimate or abstract things such as ‘La France’  : - à qui (about whom / to whom), which can only apply to living things. 

à qui vs. auquel

Good day
Please see the question below:
La France est dotée d'un territoire aux climats et aux reliefs variés, grâce ________ sa production agricole est très diversifiée.

I wrote "à qui", but it was marked incorrect, saying that "auquel" is the only correct answer. Why is "à qui" unacceptable in this context?

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