Landforms - Peninsulas and Islands Europe is a

Landforms - Peninsulas and Islands  Europe is a

Landforms - Peninsulas and Islands Europe is a large peninsula of Asia - The peninsula also has 5 smaller peninsulas The Five Peninsulas Scandinavian Peninsula - Norway and Sweden - bounded by Norwegian, North, and Baltic Seas Jutland Peninsula - Denmark - gentle, rolling hills and swampy low areas Iberian Peninsula: - Spain, Portugal Italian Peninsula - Italy, goes into Mediterranean Sea - boot-shaped, with 4,700 miles of coastline Continued . . .

Balkan Peninsula - Greece, Albania NEXT Islands Larger: Great Britain Ireland Iceland Greenland Smaller: Corsica Sardinia

Sicily Crete NEXT Mountains The Alps is Europes most famous mountain chain - crosses France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Balkans - cuts Italy off from rest of Europe Pyrenees go between France to Spain Apennine Mountains divide Italy in half Balkan Mountains block off peninsula from rest of Europe

Continued . . . NEXT Rivers Network of rivers bring people, and allows goods inland from coastal harbors, aids economic growth Two major rivers - Rhine flows north 820 miles from interior to North Sea - Danube flows east 1,771 miles, to Black Sea NEXT Fertile Plains

The Northern European Plain One of the most fertile agricultural regions in world Curves across France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Poland - flat agricultural land produces vast quantities of food Flatness also has given invaders an open route into Europe Resources Coal and iron ore are needed to create steel for industrialization Oil, natural gas in North Sea 33% of Europe is used for farming

NEXT Climate A Mild Climate West Coast North Atlantic Driftwarm-water tropical current flows by west coast - prevailing westerlies carry currents warmth, moisture inland Forests to Farms Original mixed forests cleared for farming Continued . . .

NEXT Harsher Conditions Inland Northern and Eastern Europe Tundra and Humid continental climate: cold, snowy winters; warm or hot summers Adequate rainfall for agriculture Heavy deforestation; surviving trees are mostly coniferous Mediterranean Climate Mediterranean climate: hot, dry summers; mild, wet winters - mountains

block cold north winds NEXT Creating Holland - to hold growing population, the Dutch reclaimed land from the sea - 40% of the Netherlands was once under water - dikesearthen banks that hold back the sea In 1400s windmills were used to power pumps that drained land Continued . . . NEXT

Venices Canals An Island City Grows City of Venice is made up of 120 underwater islands People, goods are moved by boat over 150 canals City forms when people escaping invaders - location in Adriatic makes it a good trading port Continued . . . NEXT Deforestation The Demand for Wood

Wood used for fuel, building material for ships, houses Acid Rain Strips Forests In 1960s Germans notice Black Forest trees are discolored, dying - cause is acid rain Factories produce sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide emissions - combine with water vapor, create acid rain or snow Scandinavia suffers heavily due to prevailing winds Continued . . . NEXT

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