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The Geography & People of Europe. Europe’s Latitude v. US. Satellite View of Europe. 3,800 square miles. R E G I O N S. Continents by Size (sq. km.). Topography. Europe : A Peninsula of Peninsulas?. Northern Peninsulas. Scandinavian Peninsula. Southern Peninsulas. Iberian Peninsula.

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    1. The Geography & People of Europe

    2. Europe’s Latitude v. US

    3. Satellite View of Europe

    4. 3,800 square miles

    5. REGIONS

    6. Continents by Size (sq. km.)

    7. Topography

    8. Europe: A Peninsula of Peninsulas?

    9. Northern Peninsulas Scandinavian Peninsula

    10. Southern Peninsulas Iberian Peninsula Italian Peninsula Balkan Peninsula

    11. Bodies of Water ArcticOcean AtlanticOcean English Channel BlackSea Strait ofGibraltar Mediterranean Sea

    12. The Mediterranean Sea: Mare Nostrum • 2,400 miles long & 1,000 miles wide • “Crossroads of 3 Continents”

    13. Rivers Volga R. Thames R. Rhine R. Seine R. Danube R. Tiber R.

    14. The Danube River 1770 miles

    15. 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.

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

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

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

    19. Capitals on the Rivers (1) Paris, right bank of the Seine London on the Thames Prague on the Vltava Budapest on the Danube

    20. Capitals on the Rivers (2) Moscow on the Moscow River Berlin on the Spree Rome on the Tiber Vienna on the Danube

    21. What’stheanswer??

    22. Answer: They are Europe’s lifeline!

    23. Mountains&Peaks Ural Mts. Alps Mts. Pyrenees Mts. Mt. Vesuvius ^ Mt. Olympus ^

    24. Elevation Urals Pyrenees Alps

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

    26. Mt. Blanc in the Alps • Highest mountain in the Alps: 15,771 feet

    27. Transylvaniain the Carpathian Mountains • Home of Vlad Tepeš, theDrakul (“Count Dracula”)

    28. Ural Mountains: “The Great Divide” 1500 miles • Divides the European and Asian sections of Russia.

    29. The Ural Mountains

    30. Plains Northern European Plain Steppes

    31. Earthquake Zones

    32. Mediterranean Islands • Generally rugged & mountainous. • Mediterranean Sea so polluted (will take 1000 years to clean up). Sardinia Cyprus Malta

    33. Mt. Etna, Sicily • An active volcano

    34. Mt. Vesuvius, Italy • Pompeii, 79 CE • Herculaneum, 79 CE • 1944 eruption

    35. Eastern Europe

    36. Eastern Europe

    37. Russia’s 10Time Zones

    38. Siberia --> Permafrost • Average temperatures of January vary from 0 to -50°C, and in July from 1 to 25°C • 150,000,000 population. • A former “gulag” Soviet prison camp.

    39. Lake Baikal, Siberia • The oldest and deepest lake in the world. • 20% of the world’s total unfrozen water supply.

    40. Trans-Siberian Railroad • Completed in 1905.

    41. Trans-Siberian Railroad • The main line runs 5,785 miles.

    42. Climate

    43. Europe’s Latitude v. US

    44. Climate

    45. Average Annual Precipitation

    46. Vegetation

    47. Europe’s Natural Regions

    48. The North European Plain

    49. Steppes: “Soviet” Breadbasket

    50. The Steppes • 25% of the old Soviet Union’s food supply.