Chapter 12<br />Southern Europe<br />
Section 1<br />Physical Geography<br />
Countries of Southern Europe<br />Portugal<br />Spain<br />Italy<br />Greece<br />
Physical Features<br />Also known as Mediterranean Europe<br />Most countries lie on its shores<br />Stretches 2,300 miles...
The Land<br />3 Peninsulas<br />Iberian Peninsula<br />Portugal & Spain located here; high rocky plateau<br />Cantabrian &...
The Rivers<br />Ebro River<br />Drains into Mediterranean<br />Found in Iberian Peninsula<br />Douro, Tagus, & Guadalquivi...
Climate & Resources<br />Warm & Sunny<br />Rainfall in mild winter<br />Some flooding & erosion<br />Due to overgrazing & ...
Sea<br />Important part of trade<br />Many Mediterranean ports<br />Wealth of seafood found in Mediterranean Sea<br />Reso...
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Chapter 11 section 1

  1. 1. Chapter 12<br />Southern Europe<br />
  2. 2. Section 1<br />Physical Geography<br />
  3. 3. Countries of Southern Europe<br />Portugal<br />Spain<br />Italy<br />Greece<br />
  4. 4. Physical Features<br />Also known as Mediterranean Europe<br />Most countries lie on its shores<br />Stretches 2,300 miles<br />Linked to Atlantic by Strait of Gibraltar<br />
  5. 5. The Land<br />3 Peninsulas<br />Iberian Peninsula<br />Portugal & Spain located here; high rocky plateau<br />Cantabrian & Pyrenees Mountains<br />Italy’s Peninsula<br />Includes: Southern Alps, Apennines, islands of Sicily & Sardinia<br />Greece’s Peninsula<br />Mainland extends into Aegean Sea<br />Mountainous & has more than 2,000 islands<br />Peninsulas lie on coastal lowlands & river valleys<br />Great areas for growing crops & building cities<br />In uplands soils are thin & stony; earthquakes are common<br />
  6. 6. The Rivers<br />Ebro River<br />Drains into Mediterranean<br />Found in Iberian Peninsula<br />Douro, Tagus, & Guadalquivir Rivers flow into Atlantic Ocean<br />Po River is the largest in Italy<br />Fertile agricultural region forms<br />
  7. 7. Climate & Resources<br />Warm & Sunny<br />Rainfall in mild winter<br />Some flooding & erosion<br />Due to overgrazing & deforestation<br />Sirocco<br />Hot, dry wind from North Africa<br />Picks up moisture from Mediterranean Sea<br />Blows over Italy in spring & summer<br />
  8. 8. Sea<br />Important part of trade<br />Many Mediterranean ports<br />Wealth of seafood found in Mediterranean Sea<br />Resources<br />Iron ore, bauxite, chromium, lead, zinc, marble, & hydroelectricity<br />Tourism is also any important part of the economy<br />

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