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  • 1. Physical Features of Europe
  • 2. Rhine River• Longest r i ver i n Ger m any• An i m por t ant wat er way f or t r ade• Begi ns i n Swi t zer l and, wi nds t hr ough Ger m any, Fr ance, Luxem bour g, & The Net her l ands
  • 3. Danube River• 2 nd l ar gest r i ver i n Eur ope ( Vol ga i s f i r st )• Fl ows t hr ough 9 count r i es: Ger m any, Aust r i a, Sl ovaki a, Hungar y, Cr oat i a, Ser bi a, Bul gar i a, Rom ani a, & Ukr ai ne• 1, 770 m l es l ong i• Pl ayed a vi t al r ol e i n t he devel opm ent of cent r al Eur ope
  • 4. The Alps• Locat ed i n Aust r i a, Fr ance, Ger many, Swi t zer l and, I t al y, Sl oveni a, & Li echt enst ei n• M or t our i st dest i nat i on aj• Ext end f or al most 700 m l es! i
  • 5. Pyrenees Mountains• For m t he nat ur al bor der bet ween Fr ance & Spai n• Ext end f or about 270 m l es i
  • 6. Ural Mountains• Consi der ed t he nat ur al boundar y bet ween Eur ope & Asi a• Di vi de Russi a: 1/ 4 i s i n Eur ope, 3/ 4 i s i n Asi a• 1, 500 m l es l ong! i• Am ong t he wor l d’ s OLDEST m ount ai n r anges• Huge deposi t s of gol d, ni ckel , si l ver , pl at i num coal , i r on, & , ot her m ner al s i
  • 7. The English Channel• Sm l body of wat er t hat al separ at es Engl and f r om Fr ance• 350 m l es l ong i• I n t he past , i t was used as a good syst em of def ense f or Engl and• An i m por t ant wat er way f or t r ade
  • 8. Iberian Peninsula• The Pyr enees f or m t he nor t her n bor der• 2nd l ar gest peni nsul a i n Eur ope• I ncl udes t he count r i es of Spai n & Por t ugal
  • 9. Scandinavian Peninsula• Lar gest peni nsul a i n Eur ope ( 1, 150 m l es l ong) i• Consi st s of Nor way, Sweden, and t he nor t her n r egi on of Fi nl and• Regi on i s r i ch i n t i mber , i r on, & copper
  • 10. Mediterranean Sea• Im por t ant r out e f or t r ade & cul t ur al exchange• Locat ed bet ween 3 cont i nent s ( Eur ope, Af r i ca, & Asi a)• Cover s an ar ea of 965, 000 squar e m l es i• Nam m e eans “ i n t he m ddl e of i t he ear t h” ( sur r ounded by l and)
  • 11. The European Plain• Lar gest m ount ai n- f r ee l andf or m i n Eur ope• St r et ches f r om t he Pyr enees i n t he west t o t he Ur al M ount ai ns i n t he east• Ext ends 2, 000 m l es i• Successf ul agr i cul t ur al ar ea
  • 12. Eur opean Pl ai n