Presentation on theme: "Justin Smith 5-14-14 2 nd period. Physical Geography Land The land divides into a highland region and a lowland region. The highlands occur north and."— Presentation transcript:
Physical Geography Land The land divides into a highland region and a lowland region. The highlands occur north and west of a line from the Tees River, in northern England, to the Exe River, in the southwest. The lowlands lie to the south and east. The highest and roughest sections are the Grampian Mountains and the Northwest Highlands of northern Scotland. Ben Nevis, reaching 4,406 feet (1,343 m) in the Grampians, is Britain's highest peak.
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Physical Geography Land Lowland Britain is gently rolling land Low-lying areas include the Midlands (a plain), the London basin, and the Vale (valley) of York. Many of the coastal areas of lowland Britain are lined with cliffs, sand and pebble beaches, and reclaimed tidal land.
London Basin "The London Basin." The London Basin. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 May 2014.
Physical Geography Water The coast of Britain is often irregular and deeply indented by numerous bays, sounds, broad estuaries also known as firths. Firths of Forth, Moray, Lorne, Clyde, and Solway, in Scotland; and The Wash, Thames estuary, Bristol Channel, and Morecambe Bay, in England.
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Water Inland waters cover 1,191 square miles (3,085 km2), or somewhat more than 1 per cent of the total area. Lakes are mainly of glacial origin and lie in the highlands
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Climate Britain lies at the same latitude as the southern half of Canada yet has milder temperatures During the year Winds from the south and west bring up warm air in the winter and cooler air in the summer 38-43 degrees in the winter 58-63 degrees in the summer Annual precipitation can range anywhere from 18 to 200 inches
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Impacts on the people Trade is a major source of income for the people with the abundance of ports and bays Fishing and mining are good professions to obtain since there are an abundance of fish around the islands and plentiful minerals such as coal and iron-ore United Kingdom has one of the largest merchant marines in the world Approximately 80% of Britain's total land area is used for agriculture which comprises 2% of the workforce
How Geography Shapes Work Environment Britain's manufacturing is off the charts Most factories are located in the south and west The new factories deal with high tech equipment such as computers and optic fibers
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Influences of United Kingdom Architecture Gothic Cathedral Builders from the middle ages Romano British Culture survived for a long period of time after Rome pulled out Between -1066-1485 medieval architecture developed Large cathedrals were developed to reach to the gods and were functional in use
Architecture There are Medieval Bridges Romantic City Halls Georgian Churches
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