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1 Location, Climate, & Natural Resources of Germany Unit 1 Notes

2 Hallo! Sind Sie bereit, über Deutschland zu lernen? Ich liebe Kaffee!

3 Germanys Location In north-central Europe on European Plain Southern region = mountainous; central region = hilly and mountainous; northern region = flat plains Contains the most important commercial waterway in Europe (Rhine River) In north-central Europe on European Plain Southern region = mountainous; central region = hilly and mountainous; northern region = flat plains Contains the most important commercial waterway in Europe (Rhine River)

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6 Germanys Climate Most of Germany has a mild, marine climate In the west: winters are mild, summers are cool, with rainfall year round Gulf Stream warms the region, making the land warmer in the winter and cooling it off in the summer In the east: winters are very cold, summers are very hot with long dry periods Most of Germany has a mild, marine climate In the west: winters are mild, summers are cool, with rainfall year round Gulf Stream warms the region, making the land warmer in the winter and cooling it off in the summer In the east: winters are very cold, summers are very hot with long dry periods

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8 Germanys Natural Resources Has many natural resources: iron ore, coal, potash, uranium, nickel, natural gas, & copper Timber is also a resource, but much of the forests in the north have been cut down for farms & towns About 1/3 rd of the land is arable Has many natural resources: iron ore, coal, potash, uranium, nickel, natural gas, & copper Timber is also a resource, but much of the forests in the north have been cut down for farms & towns About 1/3 rd of the land is arable

9 Where People Live Population: 82,000,000 Land Area: 357,022 sq km Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe 85% of the population lives in urban areas (cities) Berlin is the largest city & the capital Population: 82,000,000 Land Area: 357,022 sq km Germany is one of the most densely populated countries in Europe 85% of the population lives in urban areas (cities) Berlin is the largest city & the capital

10 Trade Rhine River is very important for trade Many German cities lie along the Rhine Location gives those cities an excellent way to transport goods & people Rhine River is very important for trade Many German cities lie along the Rhine Location gives those cities an excellent way to transport goods & people

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16 Remaining Section of the Berlin Wall

17 Check out this site for more information about Germany: http://www.kidport.com/reflib/worldgeography/Germany /Germany.htm


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