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Europe: Landforms & Resources. Chapter 12 – Section 1 Pages 273-277 TEKS: 1A,2A,2B,4A, 6A, 7B, 8A, 9A, 11B, 12B, 16A, 20A, 20B, 21A, 21C, 22A, 22B, 22C. “Peninsula of Peninsulas”. Most Europeans are no more than 300 miles from ocean/sea.

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europe landforms resources

Europe:Landforms& Resources

Chapter 12 – Section 1

Pages 273-277

TEKS: 1A,2A,2B,4A, 6A, 7B, 8A, 9A, 11B, 12B, 16A, 20A, 20B, 21A, 21C, 22A, 22B, 22C

peninsula of peninsulas
“Peninsula of Peninsulas”
  • Most Europeans are no more than 300 miles from ocean/sea.
  • Scandinavian Peninsula - result of glaciers moving from Ice Age.
  • In Norway, glaciers carved out fjords, U-shaped valleys that connect to the sea.
other peninsulas in europe
Other Peninsulas in Europe
  • Iberian – Spain and Portugal
  • Balkan – Greece, Albania, Moldova, etc.
  • Italian – Italy
various mountain chains
Various Mountain Chains
  • Alps–France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria.
  • Pyrenees - Restrict movement from France to Spain and Portugal.
  • Balkans – Blocks Balkan Peninsula from rest of Europe.
rivers europe s links
Rivers: Europe’s Links
  • Europe is filled with a network of rivers.
  • Used to transport goods throughout Europe, aiding economic growth.
  • Throughout history, these rivers encouraged trade and travel.
fertile plains in europe
Fertile Plains in Europe
  • Benefits: Desirable land for agriculture
  • Setbacks: Allowed armies and groups of invaders to use it
europe s natural resources
Europe’s Natural Resources
  • The continent has an abundant supply of two natural resources – coal and iron ore.
  • Oil and natural gas can also be found under the North Sea Floor.
  • About 33% of land is suitable for agriculture.
  • In some areas like Ireland, resources are limited. They use peat as fuel.
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