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The Five Themes of Geography within Albania Sarah V., Evan, Brittany D., Suzie, Kelsi TE 401 Section 7 Social Studies Methods Michigan State University.

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1 The Five Themes of Geography within Albania Sarah V., Evan, Brittany D., Suzie, Kelsi TE 401 Section 7 Social Studies Methods Michigan State University

2 Location

3 The absolute location of Albania Latitude: 20 degrees east Longitude: 41 degrees north

4 The relative location of Albania Albania is in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea, and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north.

5 Place

6 Physical/human characteristics of Albania Physical characteristics include: Mostly mountains and hills with small plains along the coast. Human characteristics include: Population is 3,619,778 (July 2008), 70% of population is Muslim, primary language is Albanian, 98% of population is literate, life expectancy for men is 75 and female is 81.

7 Human- Environment Relationships

8 Environment of Albania Describe the climate and landforms within your country: Mild temperature, cool, cloudy, and wet winters. Hot, clear, and dry summers. Mountains and hills, small plains. Highest point: Maja e Korabit 2,764 meters How do humans interact with this environment: 20% arable land, 4% permanent crops, 75% other. Agriculture: wheat, corn, potatoes, vegetables, fruits, sugar beets, grapes, meat, and dairy products.

9 Movement

10 Political/cultural/religious ideas of Albania Political ideas which spread: Emerging democracy Cultural ideas: Value Islamic religion, education, strong work ethic Religious ideas: Muslim 70%, Albanian Orthodox 20%, Roman Catholic 10%. In 1967 religious observances were prohibited until Nov 1990 when Albania began allowing private religious practices Insert images which depict the movement of these ideas

11 Region

12 Albania region is called: Other names for Albania region: Republic of Albania, Republika e Shqiperise, previously: Socialist Republic of Albania Insert an image or screen shot with the countries region depicted:

13 Albania “ Sic kane thene njerezie e mencur: permasat nuk kane rendesi ” “ As the wise have said, size doesn't matter ”


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