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The Geography & Peoples of Europe. Adapted from Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley High School Chappaqua, NY. Europe’s Latitude v. U.S. Former Soviet Region Compared in Latitude & Area with the United States. Satellite View of Europe. 3,800 square miles. R E G I O N S.

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The Geography

& Peoples

of Europe

Adapted from Ms. Susan M. Pojer

Horace Greeley High School

Chappaqua, NY

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Topography

The accurate and detailed drawing of a place and its surface features like hills, mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers.

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Northern Peninsulas

Scandinavian Peninsula

Jutland Peninsula

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Southern Peninsulas

CrimeanPeninsula

Iberian Peninsula

Italian Peninsula

Balkan Peninsula

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Peninsulas

Scandinavian Pen.

JutlandPen.

Crimean Pen.

Italian Pen.

Balkan Pen.

Iberian Pen.

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Bodies

of

Water

ArcticOcean

AtlanticOcean

North Sea

Baltic Sea

English Channel

CaspianSea

Bay ofBiscay

BlackSea

DardanellesStrait

Adriatic Sea

AegeanSea

TyrrhenianSea

Strait ofGibraltar

Mediterranean Sea

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The Mediterranean Sea

Strait of Gibraltar & the“Pillars of Hercules”

2,400 miles long & 1,000 miles wide

“Crossroads of 3 Continents”

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Rivers

Volga R.

Don R.

Thames R.

Elbe R.

Vistula R.

Oder R.

Rhine R.

Dnieper R.

Seine R.

Loire R.

Danube R.

Po R.

Tagus R.

Tiber R.

Ebro R.

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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.

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The Volga River

It’s the longest river in Europe --> 2,300 miles.

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The Volga River

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

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Capitals on the Rivers

Paris, right bank of the Seine

London on the Thames

Prague on the Vltava

Budapest on the Danube

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Capitals on the Rivers

Moscow on the Moscow River

Berlin on the Spree

Rome on the Tiber

Vienna on the Danube

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Answer:

They are Europe’s lifeline!

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Moutains&Peaks

Ural Mts.

Carpathian Mts.

Caucasus Mts.

Alps Mts.

Pyrennes Mts.

Dinaric Alps

Apennines Mts.

Mt. Vesuvius ^

Mt. Olympus ^

Mt. Etna ^

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Elevation

Urals

Caucasus

Pyrennes

Carpathians

Alps

Apennines

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The Alps

The Alps cover most of Switzerland, Austria, andparts of Italy and France.

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Mt. Blanc in the Alps

It’s the highest mountain in the Alps: 15,771 feet.

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The Caucasus Mountains

The origin of the word Caucasian.

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Transylvaniain the Carpathian Mountains

Home of VladTepeš, theDrakul(“Count Dracula”)

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Ural Mountains: “The Great Divide”

1500 miles

It divides the European and Asian sections of Russia.

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Siberian Lowlands

Plains

Northern European Plain

Steppes

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The BENELUX Countries

  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Luxembourg
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Plateaus

Meseta

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ArcticOcean

Completed

Map

Siberian Lowlands

Ural Mts.

Scandinavian Pen.

AtlanticOcean

Jutland Pen.

Volga R.

North Sea

Baltic Sea

Don R.

Northern European Plain

Thames R.

Elbe R.

Vistula R.

English Channel

Oder R.

Rhine R.

Steppes

Dnieper R.

Seine R.

Carpathian Mts.

CaspianSea

Loire R.

Caucasus Mts.

Bay ofBiscay

Alps Mts.

Crimean Pen.

Danube R.

Po R.

Pyrennes Mts.

Italian Pen.

Dinaric Alps

Balkan Pen.

BlackSea

Tagus R.

DardanellesStrait

Apennines Mts.

Tiber R.

Iberian Pen.

Adriatic Sea

Mt. Vesuvius ^

Ebro R.

Anatolean Pen.

Mt. Olympus ^

AegeanSea

TyrrhenianSea

Strait ofGibraltar

Mt. Etna ^

Peloponnesian Pen.

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Norwegian Fjords

Glaciers cut deep valleys in the ocean during the Ice Age.

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Mediterranean Islands

The are generally rugged & mountainous.

The Mediterranean Sea is so pollutedthat it will take 1000 years to clean up.

Sardinia

Cyprus

Malta

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Mt. Etna, Sicily

an active volcano

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Mt. Vesuvius, Italy

Pompeii, 79 CE

Herculaneum, 79 CE

1944 eruption

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Eastern

Europe

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Siberia --> Permafrost

The 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

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Lake Baikal, Siberia

It’s the oldest and deepest lake in the world.

20% of the world’s total unfrozen water supply

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Trans-Siberian Railroad

It was completed in 1905.

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Trans-Siberian Railroad

The main line runs 5,785 miles.

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The Steppes

25% of the old Soviet Union’s food supply

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Land

Use

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Geographic

Problems

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Arrivederci!

Good Bye!

Au Revoir!

Adios!

Auf Wiedersehen!

Cairete!

Do Svidaniya!