Europe . Geography 200 Dr. Stavros Constantinou. MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES. Western extremity of Eurasia Lingering world influence High degrees of specialization Manufacturing dominance Numerous nation-states Urbanized population High standards of living. RELATIVE LOCATION.
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Dr. Stavros Constantinou
Europe has 13 landlocked states:
Most places in Europe are no more than 640 km (400 miles) from the sea. By contrast, parts of the U,S, interior are more than 1600 km (1000 miles) from salt water.
Regions once forested but now mostly cleared for agricultural and industrial development:
Southern Europe's extensive oak forests have been reduced to maquis (brush) and garigue (low scrub).Macchia in Italy, chaparral in California. Reforestation efforts are underway.
Current characteristics of Europe’s population:
The urban system of many European countries follows the law of the primate city.
According to the law of the primate city, a country’s leading city is “disproportionately large and exceptionally expressive of national capacity and feeling.” (Mark Jefferson, 1939).
The “Four Motors of Europe” are:
Other important European industrial regions:
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The South – London is the center.
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