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Geography of Europe. Where is Europe?. How is Europe a Continent?. But seriously how is Europe its own Continent?. A continent of Peninsulas. Definition

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a continent of peninsulas
A continent of Peninsulas

Definition

Peninsula- A peninsula is a geographic feature described as a piece of land surrounded by water on three sides and a land mass on the other.

Europe is thought of as a continent of peninsulas because it is made up of a bunch of connected peninsulas. Europe itself is one big peninsula.

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What makes Europe a Continent?

the alps
The Alps

The Alps are very steep mountains and cover much of the South East of the European continent.

major rivers
Major Rivers
  • Rhine River- Very important to the economy of Europe because it drains into the Atlantic ocean.
  • - Why does it draining in the Atlantic make it so important?
  • Volga River- Longest in Europe with a length of 2,294 miles. Compared to the Amazon at 3,889 miles, the Mississippi at 2,320 miles and the Nile river at 4,132 miles

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Can you name the continents of each of the rivers above?

major lakes seas and oceans
Major Lakes, Seas and Oceans
  • -Baltic Sea, Black Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Caspian Sea
  • English Channel
  • Atlantic Ocean
  • No major fresh water lakes?
    • Why might this be?
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