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    • Physical Geography
      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
    • REGIONS
    • Continents by Size (sq. km.)
    • Topography
    • Europe: A Peninsula of Peninsulas?
      OR
      A Peninsula of Asia?
    • Europe:An Asian Peninsula?
    • Northern Peninsulas
      Scandinavian Peninsula
      Jutland Peninsula
    • Southern Peninsulas
      CrimeanPeninsula
      Iberian Peninsula
      Italian Peninsula
      Balkan Peninsula
    • Peninsulas
      Scandinavian Pen.
      JutlandPen.
      Crimean Pen.
      Italian Pen.
      Balkan Pen.
      Iberian Pen.
    • Bodies
      of
      Water
      ArcticOcean
      AtlanticOcean
      North Sea
      Baltic Sea
      English Channel
      CaspianSea
      Bay ofBiscay
      BlackSea
      DardanellesStrait
      Adriatic Sea
      AegeanSea
      TyrrhenianSea
      Strait ofGibraltar
      Mediterranean Sea
    • The Mediterranean Sea
      Strait of Gibraltar & the“Pillars of Hercules”
      2,400 miles long & 1,000 miles wide
      “Crossroads of 3 Continents”
    • 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.
    • The Danube River
      1770 miles
    • 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.
    • The Volga River
      It’s the longest river in Europe --> 2,300 miles.
    • The Volga River
      The river is so polluted that the sturgeon catch has been decreased by 60%.
    • Why are most of the capitals of Europe on major rivers?
    • Capitals on the Rivers
      Paris, right bank of the Seine
      London on the Thames
      Prague on the Vltava
      Budapest on the Danube
    • Capitals on the Rivers
      Moscow on the Moscow River
      Berlin on the Spree
      Rome on the Tiber
      Vienna on the Danube
    • What’stheanswer??
    • Answer:
      They are Europe’s lifeline!
    • Moutains&Peaks
      Ural Mts.
      Carpathian Mts.
      Caucasus Mts.
      Alps Mts.
      Pyrennes Mts.
      Dinaric Alps
      Apennines Mts.
      Mt. Vesuvius ^
      Mt. Olympus ^
      Mt. Etna ^
    • Elevation
      Urals
      Caucasus
      Pyrennes
      Carpathians
      Alps
      Apennines
    • The Alps
      The Alps cover most of Switzerland, Austria, andparts of Italy and France.
    • Mt. Blanc in the Alps
      It’s the highest mountain in the Alps: 15,771 feet.
    • The Caucasus Mountains
      The origin of the word Caucasian.
    • Transylvaniain the Carpathian Mountains
      Home of VladTepeš, theDrakul(“Count Dracula”)
    • Ural Mountains: “The Great Divide”
      1500 miles
      It divides the European and Asian sections of Russia.
    • The Ural Mountains
    • Siberian Lowlands
      Plains
      Northern European Plain
      Steppes
    • The BENELUX Countries
      • Belgium
      • Netherlands
      • Luxembourg
    • Holland’s Dikes
    • Amsterdam’s Canals
    • Plateaus
      Meseta
    • 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.
      BlackSea
      Pyrennes Mts.
      Dinaric Alps
      Balkan Pen.
      Italian Pen.
      Tagus R.
      DardanellesStrait
      Tiber R.
      Apennines Mts.
      Adriatic Sea
      Iberian Pen.
      Mt. Vesuvius ^
      Ebro R.
      Anatolean Pen.
      AegeanSea
      Mt. Olympus ^
      TyrrhenianSea
      Strait ofGibraltar
      Mt. Etna ^
      Peloponnesian Pen.
    • 10,000 BCE – Ice Age
    • Norwegian Fjords
      Glaciers cut deep valleys in the ocean during the Ice Age.
    • Earthquake Zones
    • Reykjavik, Iceland:“The Youngest Oldest Country”
      • Volcanoes
      • Hot Springs
      • Geysers
    • Mediterranean Islands
      The are generally rugged & mountainous.
      The Mediterranean Sea is so pollutedthat it will take 1000 years to clean up.
      Sardinia
      Cyprus
      Malta
    • Mt. Etna, Sicily
      an active volcano
    • Mt. Vesuvius, Italy
      Pompeii, 79 CE
      Herculaneum, 79 CE
      1944 eruption