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The Geography & Peoples of Europe. Adapted from Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley High School Chappaqua, NY. Europe’s Latitude v. U.S. Former Soviet Region Compared in Latitude & Area with the United States. Satellite View of Europe. 3,800 square miles. R E G I O N S.

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The Geography

& Peoples

of Europe

Adapted from Ms. Susan M. Pojer

Horace Greeley High School

Chappaqua, NY





3,800 square miles United States


R United StatesEGIONS


Continents by Size United States(sq. km.)


Topography United States


Europe: United StatesAPeninsula of Peninsulas?

OR

A Peninsula of Asia?


Europe: United StatesAn Asian Peninsula?


Northern Peninsulas United States

Scandinavian Peninsula

Jutland Peninsula


Southern Peninsulas United States

CrimeanPeninsula

Iberian Peninsula

Italian Peninsula

Balkan Peninsula


P United Stateseninsulas

Scandinavian Pen.

JutlandPen.

Crimean Pen.

Italian Pen.

Balkan Pen.

Iberian Pen.


B United Statesodies

of

Water

ArcticOcean

AtlanticOcean

North Sea

Baltic Sea

English Channel

CaspianSea

Bay ofBiscay

BlackSea

DardanellesStrait

Adriatic Sea

AegeanSea

TyrrhenianSea

Strait ofGibraltar

Mediterranean Sea


The Mediterranean United StatesSea

Strait of Gibraltar & the“Pillars of Hercules”

2,400 miles long & 1,000 miles wide

“Crossroads of 3 Continents”


R United Statesivers

Volga R.

Don R.

Thames R.

Elbe R.

Vistula R.

Oder R.

Rhine R.

Dnieper R.

Seine R.

Loire R.

Danube R.

Po R.

Tagus R.

Tiber R.

Ebro R.


The Danube River United States

1770 miles


The Danube River United States

Where Buda & Pest Meet

Biking along the Danube

Flows through the 12 countries of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, and the Ukraine.


The Volga River United States

It’s the longest river in Europe --> 2,300 miles.


The Volga River United States

The river is so polluted that the sturgeon catch has been decreased by 60%.



Capitals on the Rivers United States

Paris, right bank of the Seine

London on the Thames

Prague on the Vltava

Budapest on the Danube


Capitals on the Rivers United States

Moscow on the Moscow River

Berlin on the Spree

Rome on the Tiber

Vienna on the Danube


What’s United Statestheanswer??


Answer: United States

They are Europe’s lifeline!


M United Statesoutains&Peaks

Ural Mts.

Carpathian Mts.

Caucasus Mts.

Alps Mts.

Pyrennes Mts.

Dinaric Alps

Apennines Mts.

Mt. Vesuvius ^

Mt. Olympus ^

Mt. Etna ^


Elevation United States

Urals

Caucasus

Pyrennes

Carpathians

Alps

Apennines


The Alps United States

The Alps cover most of Switzerland, Austria, andparts of Italy and France.


Mt. Blanc in the Alps United States

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


The Caucasus Mountains United States

The origin of the word Caucasian.


Transylvania United Statesin the Carpathian Mountains

Home of VladTepeš, theDrakul(“Count Dracula”)


Ural Mountains: “The Great Divide” United States

1500 miles

It divides the European and Asian sections of Russia.


The Ural Mountains United States


Siberian Lowlands United States

Plains

Northern European Plain

Steppes


The BENELUX Countries United States

  • Belgium

  • Netherlands

  • Luxembourg


Holland’s Dikes United States


Amsterdam’s Canals United States


P United Stateslateaus

Meseta


Arctic United StatesOcean

Completed

Map

Siberian Lowlands

Ural Mts.

Scandinavian Pen.

AtlanticOcean

Jutland Pen.

Volga R.

North Sea

Baltic Sea

Don R.

Northern European Plain

Thames R.

Elbe R.

Vistula R.

English Channel

Oder R.

Rhine R.

Steppes

Dnieper R.

Seine R.

Carpathian Mts.

CaspianSea

Loire R.

Caucasus Mts.

Bay ofBiscay

Alps Mts.

Crimean Pen.

Danube R.

Po R.

Pyrennes Mts.

Italian Pen.

Dinaric Alps

Balkan Pen.

BlackSea

Tagus R.

DardanellesStrait

Apennines Mts.

Tiber R.

Iberian Pen.

Adriatic Sea

Mt. Vesuvius ^

Ebro R.

Anatolean Pen.

Mt. Olympus ^

AegeanSea

TyrrhenianSea

Strait ofGibraltar

Mt. Etna ^

Peloponnesian Pen.


10,000 BCE – Ice Age United States


Norwegian United StatesFjords

Glaciers cut deep valleys in the ocean during the Ice Age.


Earthquake Zones United States


Reykjavik, Iceland: United States“The Youngest Oldest Country”

  • Volcanoes

  • Hot Springs

  • Geysers


Mediterranean Islands United States

The are generally rugged & mountainous.

The Mediterranean Sea is so pollutedthat it will take 1000 years to clean up.

Sardinia

Cyprus

Malta


Mt. Etna, Sicily United States

an active volcano


Mt. Vesuvius, Italy United States

Pompeii, 79 CE

Herculaneum, 79 CE

1944 eruption


Eastern United States

Europe


Eastern Europe United States


Russia’s United States10Time Zones


Siberia --> Permafrost United States

The average temperatures of January vary from 0 to -50°C and in July from 1 to 25°C.

150,000,000 population.

aformer “gulag” Soviet prison camp


Lake Baikal, Siberia United States

It’s the oldest and deepest lake in the world.

20% of the world’s total unfrozen water supply


Trans-Siberian Railroad United States

It was completed in 1905.


Trans-Siberian Railroad United States

The main line runs 5,785 miles.


Climate United States



Climate United States



Vegetation United States





Steppes United States: “Soviet” Breadbasket


The Steppes United States

25% of the old Soviet Union’s food supply




Tundra: The Not-So-Barren Land United StatesBelow the Arctic Circle


L United Statesand

Use


Agricultural Activity United States


Natural Resources United States


R United StatesESOURCES


Major United StatesIndustrialResources



Geographic United States

Problems


Major United StatesEnvironmentalDisasters& PollutionProblems


Acid Rain United States


Demographics United States



Major United StatesReligiousGroupsinEurope


Population Density United States[People Per Square Mile]


Population United StatesDistribution


Population United StatesGrowth



Arrivederci! United States

Good Bye!

Au Revoir!

Adios!

Auf Wiedersehen!

Cairete!

Do Svidaniya!


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