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98% Greek Orthodox
Greece Tourism makes up 15% of Greece’s income
Greece One of the world’s largest merchant fleets
Greece Cradle of Western Civilization
98% Roman Catholic
Italy North is more prosperous than the south
Italy Europe’s Renaissance began here
Italy Politics is volatile—12 major political parties
99% Roman Catholic
Spain Moorish past—rule lasted from 711 to 1492
Spain Tourism is important to Spain’s economy
Spain 17 autonomous regions
Spain Basque separatism
97% Roman Catholic
Portugal Mostly rural
Portugal One of Europe’s poorest countries
Lutheran in the north and Roman Catholic in the south
Germany One of the world’s strongest economies
Germany Had been divided after WWII Berlin Wall came down in 1989
Austria Was the center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
Austria 74% Roman Catholic
Luxembourg 97% Roman Catholic
Luxembourg Highest GNP/capita in Europe
Luxembourg Center of banking and finance
The Netherlands “Holland” “The Dutch”
The Netherlands 1/3 of land area lies below sea level
The Netherlands Rotterdam (on the Rhine) is the world’s busiest port.
Belgium 75% Roman Catholic
Belgium Hundreds of multinational headquarters
Belgium Shipping and steel industries
France 90% Roman Catholic
France Approximately the same size as Texas – Texas has 19 million – France has 58 million
France Productive and diversified economy – Wine in the SW – Industry in the N – Grazing in the SE – Oil refineries along the Mediterranean – Tourism
Switzerland 52% Protestant/45% Roman Catholic
Switzerland Linguistic diversity
Switzerland A tradition of neutrality
Switzerland Banking, specialized manufacturing
Chapter Sixteen Central Western Europe Section Three The Benelux Countries.
Chapter 16 Central Europe. Ch sect. 1 France Northern France Paris Basin - large region drained by the Seine Center -Paris Lille, France - industrial.
HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON People, Places, and Change HOLT 1 Southern Europe Section 1: Physical Geography Section 2: Greece Section 3: Italy Section 4:
5 Themes of Geography Germany By: Ms. Hilton
Chapter Sixteen Central Western Europe Section Two Germany.
EUROPE AND THE EU UNIT 10. Europe covers more than ten millions squares kilometres. It’s the second smallest continent.
Chapter 16 Central Western Europe Section One France.
EUROPE. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES WESTERN EXTREMITY OF EURASIA LINGERING WORLD INFLUENCE HIGH DEGREES OF SPECIALIZATION MANUFACTURING DOMINANCE NUMEROUS.
Chapter 17 Mediterranean Europe. Section 1 - Spain Spain is like a guarded castle - Pyrenees Mt. - block it from the rest of Europe and sea cliffs from.
Introduction to German. Countries where German is the dominant language Countries where German has some official status Countries where German is a minority.
Economy: Asia. China 1. Calls itself a socialist market economy 2. Was a command economy 3. Transitioning to a mixed market economy –A. Chinas economy.
The European Union (EU) The World’s Strongest Supranational Organization.
Europe. Leading countries according to GDP Switzerland Switzerland Luxembourg Luxembourg Sweden Sweden.
How much do you know about Europe? The European Day of Languages 26 th September 1Lancashire County Council.
Location, Climate, & Natural Resources © 2014 Brain Wrinkles.
Regions of the United States Chapter Seven The South Section Two.
The Netherlands a short introduction concerning the main socio-cultural data.
The Age of Imperialism Chapter Eleven The Scramble for Africa Section One.
The Physical Geography of Europe Unit 4 – Chapter 11.
Review for Test 4. Great Victoria Desert Great Barrier Reef Coral Sea Ayers Rock.
Chapter 18 Notes Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan. Daily Warm-Up Warm up 6 – Graphic Study – p. 461 Warm up 7 – Place Location Activity – p. 480.
The Holy Roman Empire (know the Location) NOT Holy, NOT ROMAN, and NOT an Empire. A loose collection of GERMAN Kingdoms, principalities, & church holdings.
Europe. Statistics of Europe 6 th largest continent in land area (2 nd smallest) France is largest country which is entirely located in Europe 3 rd most.
EUROPE. Europe, the smallest of the seven continents except Australia. the entire continent is only 10 per cent larger than the United States Europe has.
Ancient Greece. How has the geography of New Jersey impacted your lives? Driving Vacation School Clothing Recreation Geography had the same impacts on.
Chapter Ten Mexico Section Two A Place of Three Cultures.
New Imperialism. Colonialism A policy of politically dominating a dependent territory or people. Developed for settlement or commercial intentions.
Italy is a country located in Southern Europe, that comprises the Po River valley, the Italian Peninsula and the two largest islands in the Mediterranean.
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