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Locationclimateandnaturalresourcesofukandrussia
Locationclimateandnaturalresourcesofukandrussia
Locationclimateandnaturalresourcesofukandrussia
Locationclimateandnaturalresourcesofukandrussia
Locationclimateandnaturalresourcesofukandrussia
Locationclimateandnaturalresourcesofukandrussia
Locationclimateandnaturalresourcesofukandrussia
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  • 1. Location, Climate, and Natural Resources of the United Kingdom & Russia Unit 1 Notes
  • 2. Location of the UK
    • A country of islands off the coast of mainland Europe
      • Made up of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Scotland, & Wales
    • Location makes it a HUB for trade
      • Across the English Channel is France, west is the Republic of Ireland, east is the Scandinavian Peninsula
      • 10 major ports along UK’s coast!
  • 3.  
  • 4. United Kingdom
    • Consists of 4 regions:
      • England
      • Scotland
      • Wales
      • Northern Ireland
  • 5. Location of UK
    • Location has helped the UK become an international banking & insurance center
      • Has more foreign bank branches than any country in the world
    • Location on the Atlantic Ocean helps it trade with the US
      • US is the UK’s #1 trading partner!
  • 6. Climate of the UK
    • Mild climate with rainfall throughout the year
      • No section goes without rain for more than 2 weeks!
      • Winters are mild and wet; summers are warmest in the south
    • The Gulf Stream crosses the Atlantic Ocean & warms the country, making the winters milder than other European countries
  • 7. : Climate Map
  • 8. Natural Resources of the UK
    • Has deposits of coal, petroleum, natural gas, & iron ore
      • Form the backbone of the country’s industry: auto production, steel manufacturing, & shipbuilding
    • Other resources include: zinc, lead, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, gypsum, potash, sand, & slate
  • 9. Natural Resources in UK
    • Manufacturing is declining…
    • Natural resources are being used up and industry is changing to cleaner forms of energy
      • Many people who once had jobs in mining and manufacturing are being retrained for jobs in service industries
      • 80% of the people work in service industries (tourism, health care, education, banking, & insurance)
  • 10. Natural Resources in UK
    • Fishing is profitable along the shores of the UK
    • Nearly 25% of the country has arable land (fertile; good for farming)
      • Over half of the land is used for farms
  • 11.  
  • 12. Where People Live…
    • About 60 million people live in the United Kingdom.
    • Land Area: 243,610 sq km
    • Around 90% of the UK’s people live in cities.
      • London has over 7 million people!
  • 13. Tower Bridge in London
  • 14. Location of Russia
    • Spans 2 continents: Europe & Asia!
      • So wide that a train trip across takes a week!
    • Shares a border with 15 countries
    • Eastern side is bound by Pacific Ocean
    • Northern side is bounded by Arctic Ocean
      • At its closest point, Russia & US are only 3 miles apart across Bering Strait!
  • 15.  
  • 16. Location of Russia
    • European Russia is mostly landlocked (difficult for trading via ship)
    • 2 exceptions: Murmansk & St. Petersburg
  • 17. Climate of Russia
    • Only has 2 seasons—winter and summer
      • Average yearly temperature is below freezing
    • Asian Russia (Siberia) has the most extreme climate
      • lows -40 degrees & highs over 90 degrees
    • 73% of population lives in European Russia (warmer)
  • 18. Natural Resources
    • Vast forest for lumber are found here, but many have been cleared away for cities on the European side
    • Deposits of gold, aluminum ore, coal, & iron are found in the Ural Mountains
    • Volga River (largest river in Europe) is a major source of hydroelectric
    • power
  • 19. Natural Resources
    • Russia’s large size, rugged terrain, and cold climate make it difficult for Russians to use their resources
  • 20. Where People Live…
    • Russia is one of the most populous countries in the world, with 145.5 million people.
    • Land Area: 17,098,242 sq km
    • Most people live WEST of the Ural mountains, where the climate is mildest and the land is the most fertile.
  • 21. St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • 22. Comparing UK & Russia
    • Geographically very different:
    • Russia is larger, with a coastline bordering the Arctic Ocean (ports are frozen much of the year)
    • UK is an island country with a mild climate and many ports accessible all year round
  • 23. Comparing UK & Russia
    • Natural Resources:
    • Both have fossil fuels, like coal & oil
    • UK’s are dwindling, but much of Russia’s coal and oil is untouchable because of the climate & size of the country

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