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ROME (5 themes of geography)

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Transcript of ROME (5 themes of geography)

Location
Rome is located in central Italy. Rome stands within the Latium Region. The capital and largest city of Italy is Rome. Its absolute location is 41°54'N Latitude 12°30'E Longitude. Rome is northwest of Naples, Italy and southeast of Florence, Italy. The Tyrrhenian Sea borders Rome, along with the rest of the west side of Italy. Rome, Italy is located in the northern and eastern hemisphere. The elevation in Rome varies greatly. The range is anywhere between 328 feet and 3,281 feet above sea level.
Movement
Cars and Motorcycles
Between 1970 and 1980, there were many traffic problems in the center of Rome. They decided to ban all unauthorized vehicles during daytime hours, between 6 A.M. and 6 P.M., on workdays to decrease traffic. Then during the time where cars were able to drive through, it would still be full of traffic. To decrease that problem, some parts of Rome decided to ban driving through the night. Still, Rome has not solved the traffic troubles. Recently, they have made the parking spaces along the streets pay parking because of the new underground parking.
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Place
The Mediterranean climate makes Rome a rather warm place. The summer's season last about six months, from May to October. The average high temperature throughout the year is 68.9°F. July is usually the warmest month of the year at an average of 86.7°F. The winter's seasons is usually mild and rainy. The coolest month being January with an average high of 53.2°F.
Since Rome is in a warmer climate, it has an average of about 2,473 hours of sunshine per year. Otherwise, the usual precipitation in Rome is rain. November gets the most precipitation out of all the months with approximately five inches of rain. The driest month in the year is July with not even an inch of rain in Rome! The average yearly precipitation is about 34 inches of rain.
Envirment and Interaction
PollutionAir pollution is one of the two major problems in Rome. Motorized vehicle cause most of the air pollution. The city's carbon monoxide levels sometimes get too high which can possibly damage the historical sites. Breathing in the polluted air might also cause negative health conditions. At times, it results in emergency situations.
Population
Rome is the largest and most populous city in Italy since it is the capital, home of the Roman Catholic Church, and headquarters of major businesses. It has over 3,000,000 people living there. Over a century ago, there were not even half a million people living in Rome.
ROME
By, Sarah Qarizadha
Thank you for listening to my presentation. I hope you enjoyed.
Introduction

Hi my name is Sarah and I will be talking to you about the 5 themes of geography, and fun facts. I hope you enjoy
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fun facts
The first-ever shopping mall was built by the Emperor Trajan in Rome. It consisted of several levels and more than 150 outlets that sold everything ranging from food and spices to clothes.
Rome’s first university, La Sapienza (est. A.D. 1303), is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world
The Colosseum had a large sun roof that could be stretched over the crowd to keep the spectators in the shade. The Colosseum took 12 years to build, and the exit time for all 70,000 spectators was only three minutes.
The Romans did not use soap. To get rid of sweat and grime, they would cover themselves with oil and then scrape off the oil with special a scraper made of metal, wood, or bone called a strigil.
Wealthy Romans might enjoy exotic foods such as stuffed flamingo. Fish sauce called liquamen or garum made from fish intestines was also popular.
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