5 Themes of Geography Germany By: Ms. Hilton 10-1-05
Location • Germany’s absolute location is 51°N, 9°E. • Germany shares its boarders with Poland, The Czech Republic, Switzerland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. This makes up Germany’s relative location.
Place • One of the major landforms in Germany is the Bavarian Alps. • When traveling through Germany, tourists will find many plateaus and forested mountains in the southern regions. • For the most part, Germany’s climate is temperate. There are wet winters and summers.
Place Continued… • About 38% of the population is Protestant, mostly in the north, and 34% is Roman Catholic, primarily in the south and west. • Germany's contributions to the world's cultural heritage are numerous, and the country is often known as “The Land of Poets and Thinkers”. • The official language of Germany is German.
Movement • Germany is one of the World’s largest exporters. Some of the major materials they export are steel, cars, electronics and chemicals. • The majority of Germany’s population is centered around Berlin, Düsseldorf and Munich. The reason for this is due to the many industries in those areas.
Regions • Germany as a whole can be divided into three major geographic regions: the low-lying North German plain, the central German uplands, and in the south, the ranges of the Central Alps and other uplands.
Regions Continued… • The Northern area is the focus of a major farming community. The area is also a major contributor in the transportation industry. • The Central Uplands concentrate on producing vineyards and have a small focus in the industrial sector.
Regions Continued… • The Southern Region is a big tourist attraction with the popular Bavarian Alps. This region is also a big contributor in the industrial industry. • The population in Germany is over 80 million. The majority of the population is primarily German. • There are over seven million non-citizens that reside in Germany. Immigrants have come from Turkey, Russia, Poland, Croatia and Romania.
Human-Environmental Interactions • Despite poor soil conditions, the Germans have adap ted to make their agricultural sector successful. • The Germans also depend on Lake Constance, located in the Alps. This lake is a huge tourist attraction, which makes a lot of money for the German economy. • Due to the heavy industrial sections, those areas tend to have heavy air pollution.
Bibliography The following websites have contributed to this presentation. • www.encyclopedia.com • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Europe#Eastern_Europe • www.cvs.k12.mi.us/mhilton/location.htm