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Question of the Day 11/12 Europe is home to the largest country in the world and the smallest. What are they?
Vatican City =.44 sq. km Russia = 6,602,000 sq miles
Geography of Europe Cy Woods HS
Venn Diagram Draw the diagram below into your notes. U.S.Europe
Physical Geography Europe has always benefited from a wealth of good geography.
Europe has always benefited from the wealth of “geography.” The ice sheets of the last ice age carved out large natural harbors and a jagged coastline.
Europe has a number of large rivers that allow transportation deep into the region. Most of the people of Europe live less than 150 miles from the coast.
Why are most of the capitals of Europe on major rivers??
Capitals on the Rivers Paris, right bank of the Seine London on the Thames Prague on the Vltava Budapest on the Danube
Capitals on the Rivers Berlin on the Spree Moscow on the Moscow River Rome on the Tiber Vienna on the Danube
The Mediterranean Sea: Mare Nostrum 2,400 miles long & 1,000 miles wide “Crossroads of 3 Continents” Strait of Gibraltar & the “Pillars of Hercules”
Mediterranean Sea Black Sea North Sea Baltic Sea Major Seas in Europe
Europe: A Peninsula of Peninsulas? Europe: A Peninsula of Peninsulas? OROR A Peninsula of Asia?
Europe: An Asian Peninsula?
(Map activity) Iberian Italian Balkan Scandinavian 4 MAJOR PENINSULAS OF EUROPE Europe is the “Continent of Peninsulas”
Europe’s Latitude v. US
Question Why is Europe’s climate more mild than what you would expect at that latitude? A. elevation B. its volcanic activity C. North Atlantic Drift
FRANCE ITALY #10 The Northern European Plain Fertile soils make it a VERY productive agricultural region. Negative : Because the plain is so flat, it has allowed invaders & armies to use it as their route to enter Europe.
**How do mountains affect life in Europe? Mountains in Europe (or in any part of the world) can affect the movement of people, goods, and ideas.
ElevationElevation Alps Carpathians Caucasus Urals Pyrennes Apennines
The Alps Cover most of Switzerland, Austria, and parts of Italy and France.
The Caucasus Mountains The origin of the word Caucasian.
Ural Mountains: “The Great Divide” Divides the European and Asian sections of Russia. 1500 miles
Petroleum/Oil Most of Europe’s oil resources are found in the North Sea
Population Europe = 711 million U.S. = 316 million
Population Density [People Per Square Mile] Belgium336.82Mexico52.15 Japan336.72 United States 29.77 India336.62World14.42 United Kingdom 244.69Norway14.42 Italy192.96Canada 3.36 France108.09Russia 8.61
Which population pyramid represents a European country?
Major Religious Groups in Europe
Nation-state A country inhabited predominately by a group of people who share a culture (ethnicity).
What physical feature contributed most to Europe’s ethnic differences? A. peninsulas B. plains C. mountains
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