Presentation on theme: "Location, Climate, & Natural Resources of Germany"— Presentation transcript:
1 Location, Climate, & Natural Resources of Germany Unit 1 Notes
2 Hallo! Sind Sie bereit, über Deutschland zu lernen? Ich liebe Kaffee!
3 Germany’s Location In north-central Europe on European Plain Southern region = mountainous; central region = hilly and mountainous; northern region = flat plainsContains the most important commercial waterway in Europe (Rhine River)
6 Germany’s Climate Most of Germany has a mild, marine climate In the west: winters are mild, summers are cool, with rainfall year roundGulf Stream warms the region, making the land warmer in the winter and cooling it off in the summerIn the east: winters are very cold, summers are very hot with long dry periods
8 Germany’s Natural Resources Has many natural resources: iron ore, coal, potash, uranium, nickel, natural gas, & copperTimber is also a resource, but much of the forests in the north have been cut down for farms & townsAbout 1/3rd 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 Europe85% 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 RhineLocation gives those cities an excellent way to transport goods & people