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The Geography & Peoples of Europe. Based on a slide show by Ms. Susan M. Pojer. Did You Know?. Europe is the second smallest continent with roughly 4 million square miles of land. Europe is designated as a continent for political reasons. There is no geographic basis for the claim.

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The geography peoples of europe

The Geography

& Peoples

of Europe

Based on a slide show by Ms. Susan M. Pojer


Did you know

Did You Know?

  • Europe is the second smallest continent with roughly 4 million square miles of land.

  • Europe is designated as a continent for political reasons. There is no geographic basis for the claim.

  • Europe is home to more than 700 million people, but birth rates are stagnant.

  • Most scholars believe Europe was named after Europa, a Phoenician Princess in Greek mythology.


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The smallest country in Europe is the Vatican, which is considered a separate country from Italy even though it is in the middle of Rome.

The largest city in Europe is Paris with a population of just under 10 million.

Europe produces just over 18 percent of all the oil in the world.


Did you also know

Did you also know?

  • The Life expectancy at birth is 68.3 years for males, 77 years Females.

  • In the Pyrenees region of Andorra, life expectancy is 86 yrs M, 95yrs F. In Russia (2005) it was 62yrs M, 74 yrs F, and dropping.

  •  80 to 90 percent of Europe was once covered in forest, but this has been reduced to 3 percent in Western Europe.

  • Europe has been racked with war throughout its history to the point where more than 70 former countries have been conquered and no longer appear on maps.


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The Dark Ages in Europe lasted from 476 to 1,000 A.D. or twice as long as the United States has been a country.

Adolf Hitler was not German. He was Austrian, born in the small town of Braunau am Inn.

It is estimated that 62 million people died in World War II, 2.5 percent of the world’s population at that time.

The 10 most generous countries in the world when it comes to charitable giving are all located in Europe.


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Europe’s Latitude v. US


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Former Soviet Region Compared in Latitude & Area with the United States


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Satellite View of Europe

Note the length of Europe’s coastline


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REGIONS


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Topography


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Europe: A Peninsula of Peninsulas?

OR

A Peninsula of Asia?


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Europe:An Asian Peninsula?


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Northern Peninsulas

Scandinavian Peninsula

Jutland Peninsula


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Southern Peninsulas

CrimeanPeninsula

Iberian Peninsula

Italian Peninsula

Balkan Peninsula

AnatoleanPeninsula


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Peninsulas

Scandinavian Pen.

JutlandPen.

Crimean Pen.

Italian Pen.

Balkan Pen.

Iberian Pen.

Anatolean Pen.

Peloponnesian Pen.


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What’stheanswer??


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Bodies

of

Water

ArcticOcean

AtlanticOcean

North Sea

Baltic Sea

English Channel

CaspianSea

Bay ofBiscay

BlackSea

DardanellesStrait

Adriatic Sea

AegeanSea

TyrrhenianSea

Strait ofGibraltar

Mediterranean Sea


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The Mediterranean Sea: Mare Nostrum

Strait of Gibraltar & the“Pillars of Hercules”

  • 2,400 miles long & 1,000 miles wide

  • “Crossroads of 3 Continents”

Caesarea on the Israeli coast


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


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Capitals on the Rivers (1)

Paris, right bank of the Seine

London on the Thames

Prague on the Vltava

Budapest on the Danube


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Capitals on the Rivers (2)

Moscow on the Moscow River

Berlin on the Spree

Rome on the Tiber

Vienna on the Danube


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What’stheanswer??


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Answer:

They are Europe’s lifeline!


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Rivers

Volga R.

Thames R.

Elbe R.

Vistula R.

Rhine R.

Dnieper R.

Seine R.

Loire R.

Danube R.

Po R.

Tiber R.

Ebro R.


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The Danube River

1770 miles


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The Danube River

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.


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The Volga River

  • The longest river in Europe --> 2,300 miles.


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The Volga River

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


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Moutains&Peaks

Ural Mts.

Carpathian Mts.

Caucasus Mts.

Alps Mts.

Pyrennes Mts.

Dinaric Alps

Apennines Mts.

Mt. Vesuvius ^

Mt. Olympus ^

Mt. Etna ^


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The Alps

  • Cover most of Switzerland, Austria, and parts of Italy and France.


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Mt. Blanc in the Alps

  • Highest mountain in the Alps: 15,771 feet


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The Caucasus Mountains

  • The origin of the word Caucasian.


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Transylvaniain the Carpathian Mountains

  • Home of Vlad Tepeš, theDrakul (“Count Dracula”)


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Ural Mountains: “The Great Divide”

1500 miles

  • Divides the European and Asian sections of Russia.


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The Ural Mountains


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Siberian Lowlands

Plains

Northern European Plain

Steppes


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ArcticOcean

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.


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World Population by Continents


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Members of the Indo-European Language Family


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MajorReligiousGroupsinEurope


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Arrivederci!

Good Bye!

Au Revoir!

Adios!

Cairete!

Auf Wiedersehen!

Do Svidaniya!


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