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Physical Geography of Europe
Mountains ranges of Europe The mountains can be viewed as walls because they stop the spread of people, goods, and ideas through out Europe. There are The Alps, The Balkan Mountains, The Pyrenees, and The Apennine Mountains
The Alps The Alps are the longest mountain range in Europe. The Alps arc across Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the northern Balkan Peninsula. They cut of Italy from the rest of Europe. The tallest mountain in the alps is Mont Blanc
The Balkan Mountains The Balkan Mountains extend from Yugoslavia across Bulgaria. Additional ranges run through Albania, Greece and Macedonia. The tallest mountain is Mt.Botev The most famous mountain in this range is Mount Olympus
The Pyrenees The Pyrenees mountains form the natural border between France and Spain. They go from the Bay of Biscay to the Mediterranean Sea. The tallest mountain in the Pyrenees is Mt. Pico de Aneto
The Apennine Mountains The Apennine Mountains run the entire length of the Italian Peninsula, ending on the island of Sicily. Corno Grande is the tallest mountain.
Peninsulas A Peninsula is a peace of land surrounded on three sides by water Europe is a large peninsula stretching to the west of Asia. Europe itself has many smaller peninsulas coming off of it There are five major peninsulas two in the north and three in the south
Northern Peninsulas There is the Scandinavian peninsula which is occupied by Norway and Sweden. The Scandinavian peninsula is surrounded by the Norwegian sea, the North sea, and the Baltic sea. There is also the Jutland peninsula which is occupied by most of Denmark and part of Germany.
Southern Peninsulas The Iberian peninsula is home to Spain and Portugal. The Pyrenees mountains block this peninsula off from the rest of Europe. The Italian peninsula is home to Italy, and extends into the Mediterranean sea. The Balkan Peninsula is surrounded by the Adriatic, Mediterranean, and Aegean seas.
Islands of Europe A Island is a piece of land surrounded on all sides by water. There are many islands in Europe. The larger islands include Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, and Greenland The smaller islands include Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, and Crete.
Rivers of Europe There are many rivers traversing Europe. This rivers transport goods and ideas to different pats of the world. Through out history these rivers have helped connect Europeans to the rest of the world encouraging trade and travel.
The Rhine/ Danube rivers The Rhine flows 820 miles north through the interior of Europe to the north sea. The Danube rivers flows through the heart of Europe 1,771 miles west to east The Danube rivers connects Europeans to the black sea.
Europe's plains One of the most agricultural regions in the world is the Northern European Plain. It is relatively flat and has produced vast quantities of food throughout history. The Northern European Plain stretches across France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, and Poland. Smaller fertile plains are used for farming in Sweden, Hungary, and part of northern Italy.
Natural Resources Europe has a abundant supply of coal and iron ore. Bands of coal deposits stretch across The United Kingdome, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland. Many of these coal deposits have iron ore deposits near them. Having both of these resources makes it possible to produce steel. In parts of Germany, France, and part of the United Kingdome are heavily industrialized because these minerals are found there and good transportation exist.