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1 The Geography of Europe Unit 3 Notes SS6G8 The student will locate selected features of Europe a. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map: the Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, European Plain, the Alps, Pyrenees, Ural Mountains, Iberian Peninsula, and Scandinavian Peninsula

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3 Satellite View of Europe

4 3,800 square miles

5 REGIONSREGIONSREGIONSREGIONS REGIONSREGIONSREGIONSREGIONS

6 Continents by Size (sq. km.) Asia44,579,000Africa30,065,000 North America 24,256,000 South America 17,819,000 Antarctica13,209,000 Europe Europe9,938,000 Oceania (incl. Australia) Oceania (incl. Australia) 7,687,000

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8 Physical Map of Europe Rhine River

9 Longest river in Germany An important waterway for trade Begins in Switzerland, winds through Germany, France, Luxembourg, & The Netherlands

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13 Label on your map Rhine River 5

14 Physical Map of Europe Danube

15 Danube River 2 nd largest river in Europe (Volga is first) Flows through the 12 countries of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, and the Ukraine! –1,770 miles long Played a vital role in the development of central Europe (trade & cultural diffusion)

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18 Label on your Map Danube 6

19 Why are most of the capitals of Europe on major rivers?

20 Capitals on the Rivers Paris, right bank of the Seine London on the Thames Prague on the Vltava Budapest on the Danube

21 Capitals on the Rivers Berlin on the Spree Moscow on the Moscow River Rome on the Tiber Vienna on the Danube

22 What’s the answer??

23 Answer:Answer: They are Europe’s lifeline!

24 Physical Map of Europe English Channel

25 The English Channel Small body of water that separates England from France 350 miles long In the past, it was used as a good system of defense for England An important waterway for trade

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28 Label on your Map English Channel 1010

29 Physical Map of Europe Iberian Peninsula

30 Southern Peninsulas Iberian Peninsula Italian Peninsula Balkan Peninsula Crimean Peninsula

31 Iberian Peninsula The Pyrenees form the northern border 2nd largest peninsula in Europe Includes the countries of Spain & Portugal

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33 Label on your Map Iberian Peninsula 9

34 Physical Map of Europe Scandinavian Peninsula

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36 Largest peninsula in Europe (1,150 miles long) Consists of Norway, Sweden, and the northern region of Finland Region is rich in timber, iron, & copper

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38 Label on your Map Scandinavian Peninsula 2

39 Physical Map of Europe Mediterranean Sea

40 Important route for trade & cultural exchange “Crossroads for 3 continents” (Europe, Africa, & Asia) Covers an area of 965,000 square miles Name means “in the middle of the earth” (surrounded by land)

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44 Physical Map of Europe Mediterranean Sea 8

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46 Physical Map of Europe Alps

47 The Alps Located in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, & Liechtenstein Major tourist destination Extend for almost 700 miles!

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49 Mt. Blanc in the Alps It’s the highest mountain in the Alps: 15,771 feet.

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52 Physical Map of Europe Alps 7

53 Physical Map of Europe Pyrenees

54 Pyrenees Mountains Form the natural border between France & Spain Extend for about 270 miles

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57 Physical Map of Europe Pyrenees 3

58 Physical Map of Europe Ural Mountains

59 Considered the natural boundary between Europe & Asia Divide Russia: 1/4 is in Europe, 3/4 is in Asia 1,500 miles long! Among the world’s OLDEST mountain ranges Huge deposits of gold, nickel, silver, platinum, coal, iron, & other minerals

60 Ural Mountains: “The Great Divide” It divides the European and Asian sections of Russia miles

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64 Physical Map of Europe Ural Mountains 1

65 Physical Map of Europe European Plain

66 The European Plain Largest mountain-free landform in Europe Stretches from the Pyrenees in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east Extends 2,000 miles Successful agricultural area

67 European Plain

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69 Northern European Plain

70 Physical Map of Europe European Plain 4

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72 Credits Original presentation retrieved from Sept 24, Modifications made by B. Morgan and A. Healywww.Slideshare.net Geography of the World: Europe: Land and Resources. Prod. Academic Media Network, Inc.. Academic Media Network, Inc., Discovery Education. Web. 7 October Segments: Introduction; Countries, Peninsulas, Islands, and Rivers; Landforms


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