Southern Europe - Susquehanna Township School District

Southern Europe - Susquehanna Township School District

Preview: What country is in the shape of a boot? Please label page 28 Southern Europe Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece Guided notes from text pages

338-342 Map Spains Geography Located on Iberian Peninsula Maseta dry plateau surrounded by mountain ranges

Borders Mediterranean Sea Spains Economy dry farming technique that does not depend on irrigation; land is left unplanted every few years so it can store moisture Southern Spain: citrus fruits, olives, grapes Manufacturing and service: processed foods,

clothing, footwear, steel, cars Tourism attractions: castles, cathedrals, Mediterranean beaches Spains Culture Most people live in urban areas Roman Catholic Religion Castilian Spanish official language

Spains Government Democracy in 1970s Autonomy-self-ruled regions Portugals Geography Located on Iberian Peninsula Land is low coastal plain, split by Tagus River

Portugals Economy

Agriculture and farming Grapes used for wine making Oak trees for cork Fishing in Atlantic Ocean Manufacturing and service industries Portugals Culture Live in small villages on the coast

Portugals Government Democratic government Economic subsidies help from European Union Subsidies special government payments to support an industry Acrostic Poem relative to actual country

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R T U G A L Italys Geography

Juts out from Europe into Mediterranean Sea boot shape Alps in north over broad Lombardy plain

Apennine Mountains in central and southern areas Volcanoes dot the landscape Italys Economy Agricultural to industrial economy Cities of Milan, Turin, and Genoa produce cars, technical instruments, appliances, clothing

Po River valley rich farming region of grapes and olives with livestock Southern Italy high unemployment due to poor mountainous land without navigable rivers Tourism of Rome, Pompeii, Venice Italys Culture 90% live in urban areas

Speak Italian Roman Catholic religion Italys Government

Democratic republic Rome is capital Vatican City is within Rome Church rules Vatican city smallest independent country Acrostic Poem

I T A L Y Greeces Geography Extends from Balkan Peninsula into

Mediterranean Sea Mainland country with about 2,000 islands Earthquakes Greeces Economy Less agriculture due to stony soil and mountains Sheep and goats in highlands Farms within plains and valleys grow wheat and

olives New Industries: textiles, footwear, chemicals Major shipping: oil tankers, cargo ships, passenger vessels Tourism of Parthenon, Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and many other islands Greeces Culture

60% live in urban areas Athens is crowded capital Speak forms of Greek similar to that of ancient times Greek Orthodox Christian Greeces Government Democratic Republic

Member of European Union Acrostic Poem G R E E C

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