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  • 1. Population Patterns of Europe
  • 2. Northern Europe
    • I People
    • A Includes the countries of the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Scandinavia
    • B. UK includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
    • C. Scandinavia includes Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark
  • 3.
    • II Population Density and Distribution
    • A. UK has total population of 60 million with a density of 635 people per square mile.
    • B. Scandinavia is much less densely population because of smaller populations and larger land area.
    • C. London is the largest city of the region and has about 7 million people. It is a multicultural city with people from all over the world.
  • 4. Western Europe
    • I People
    • A. Western Europe includes the countries of France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany and Austria.
    • B. Northern and Western Europe were once a source of many emigrants to the United States, but now they are a destination of many immigrants from Eastern Europe, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa.
  • 5.
    • II Population Density and Distribution
    • A. Western Europe is the most densely population portion of Europe
    • B. Fertile land, many rivers, trade, and manufacturing have made Western Europe a center for population for hundreds of years.
    • C. The Netherlands and Belgium have the highest density numbers because of their small size
    • D. Germany is the most populated country in Europe with over 80 million people
    • E. Western Europe is highly urbanized with many large cities with Paris being one of the most important politically and culturally.
  • 6. Southern Europe
    • I People
    • A. Includes Italy, Spain, Andorra, Greece, and Portugal.
    • B. People in this region can trace their origins back thousands of years
  • 7.
    • II Population Density and Distribution
    • A. Italy with 58 million people and a density of about 505 per sq. mile is the most populated country of the region. It is also home to two small countries within its borders, Vatican City, and San Marino.
    • B. The population of Spain is concentrated along the coastlines and major industrial areas such as Madrid
    • C. The cities of Rome and Athens are home to many important historical sites and are now commercial and tourism centers
  • 8. Eastern Europe
    • I People
    • A. Most Eastern Europeans are Slavic people who can trace their roots back to parts of Asia.
    • B. Even though they are all Slavic, they are different branches of the Slavic people and have adopted different religions. This has made for a history of tension and conflicts, especially on the Balkan Peninsula.
  • 9.
    • II Population Density and distribution
    • A. Population and density in Eastern Europe, like most places, is determined by physical geography. Areas in the north have fertile flat land and water resources and so they have high populations.
    • B. Ukraine is the most populous country with 47.1 million residents.
    • C. The Southern part of Eastern Europe has many mountains and less fertile land so population densities are not as high.
    • D. The control of the Soviet Union over these countries has caused this area to develop more slowly than Western Europe and also has caused many people to leave the area especially since the fall of communism.
    • E. Today, most people live in or near large cities