ch_01c - EUROPE III REGIONS OF EUROPE (MAP) MEDITERRANEAN...

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EUROPE III REGIONS OF EUROPE (MAP) MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE (MAP) o SIX COUNTRIES o A DISCONTINUOUS REGION o ON THE PERIPHERY o CULTURAL CONTINUITY DATES FROM GRECO-ROMAN TIMES o MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE HOT - DRY SUMMERS WARM/COOL - MOIST WINTERS ITALY o MOST POPULATED OF MEDITERRANEAN COUNTRIES o BEST CONNECTED TO THE EUROPEAN CORE o MOST ECONOMICALLY ADVANCED o DISPLAYS A SHARP NORTH/SOUTH CONTRAST  ( ANCONA LINE ) o MILAN ITALY’S LARGEST CITY AND LEADING  MANUFACTURING CENTER   ALSO THE COUNTRY’S FINANCIAL AND SERVICE- INDUSTRY CENTER ITALY o ROME FOUNDED ABOUT 3,000 YEARS AGO ATTAINED AN ESTIMATED POPULATION OF 1 MILLION  BEFORE THE END OF THE 1 ST  CENTURY AD ONLY 30,000 PEOPLE BY THE 13 TH  CENTURY BECAME ITALY’S CAPITAL IN 1870   NOW HAS ABOUT 2.6 MILLION
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o VATICAN CITY AN ENCLAVE WITHIN ROME   THE HEADQUARTERS OF ROMAN CATHOLICISM FUNCTIONS AS AN INDEPENDENT ENTITY
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EASTERN EUROPE (REGIONAL IDENTIFIERS) o EUROPE’S LARGEST REGION o ADJOINS 3 OF 4 OTHER EUROPEAN REGIONS
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This note was uploaded on 05/25/2011 for the course GEO 210 taught by Professor Hensmirth during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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