Europe - GEOG Chapter 8: Europe November 3, 2010...

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GEOG Chapter 8: Europe November 3, 2010 Defining the Region o Extensive diversity in a relatively small area 41 countries More than half a billion people Cultural diversity (languages and religions) o Benefiting from globalization Political and economic integration – European Union o Also experiencing many of the related problems Immigration and racial issues Relative Size and Location o 2/3 the size of North America o More than half a billion people (531 million) Relatively high population densities o Most land above 40 o  N Four topographic regions o European lowland North European Plain From SW France to NE Poland High population density Intensive agricultural and industrial activities o The Alpine Mountain System From the Pyrenees to the Balkan Mountains
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GEOG Chapter 8: Europe November 3, 2010 High Mountains o The Central Uplands Between the Alps and the lowlands Mineral rich areas o The Western Highlands Parts of Spain, British Isles and Scandinavia U-Shaped glacial valleys Fjords: flooded glacially carved valleys Physical Diversity o Complex geology The western extension of the Eurasian landmass o Latitudinal location From the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean o Influence of water Moderating effect of the Atlantic ocean, Black, Baltic, Mediterranean seas A Maritime Region o Norwegian Sea o Baltic Sea o North Sea o Mediterranean Sea o Black Sea
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GEOG Chapter 8: Europe November 3, 2010 Major Rivers o Vistula (Baltic) o Elbe (North Sea) o Rhine (North Sea) A major commercial shipping waterway o Seine (English Channel) o Loire (Atlantic) o Ebro (Mediterranean) o Rhone (Mediterranean) o Danube (Black Sea) Only a major river which flows west to east Climatic Diversity o Three major climate zones Marine, West Coast (Cf) Mediterranean (Cs) Continental, Mid-Lat (D) o Three minor zones Subtropical steppe (Bs) Highland (H) Polar (Et) Environmental Issues o Western Europe
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GEOG Chapter 8: Europe November 3, 2010 Movement of pollution over political boundaries Air (Acid Rain) Water contamination Since 1970, the European Union (EU) has added environmental issues to 
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