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Transcript of Exploring Italy
Italy's relative location is northeast of Africa and west of Asia
Italy is part of Europe, and takes the form of a high-heeled, boot-shaped peninsula along the coast of southern Europe. References: www.worldbookonline.com/student (Mrs.Neumann's links) Place What is it like to LIVE there? Italy is a beautiful country with some interesting physical features. The climate of southern Italy is mainly hot and dry, with very little rain, as opposed to the north, which has plenty of rain to keep crops healthy.
Italy has rugged, hilly terrain. Three, differing bands of vegetation lie there. Surrounding the Lombard Lakes, there are many trees.
In the Po Valley, there are abundant trees and water. Lastly, the Apennine area extends along the tip of the peninsula. There, you can find the typical holm oak tree, whereas nearer to the water, you can find plenty of other types of trees.
Italy's main language is Italian. Italy is a beautiful place. They are well-known for making wine and having breathtaking landscapes. One thing that Italy ROCKS at is, of course, making PIZZA!! Yes. Pizza DID in fact, originate in Italy... The origin of Italy's current language, Italian, is said to have come from Latin. Some famous man-made attractions and landmarks of Italy include the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Colisseum, La Scala, and more.
Roman Catholicism is Italy's MAIN religion and is said to be the most popular there, with Muslim being second. Featuring the 5 themes of geography References: www.worldbookonline.com/student, www.ehow.com, www.romanlife-romeitaly.com Movement People, goods, and ideas move from one place to another Some say Italy ships more exports than they recieve imports; This is not ENTIRELY true... Though Italy IS well-known for exporting motor vehicles and machinery, they also ship food, clothing, beverages, tobacco, and other stuff, as will they recieve many of those items, as well as other stuff.
Push n' Pull Factors: Push Factors - After 1880, large portions of Italians from the south came to America following many reasons, but many of these reasons had to do with economic issues and valcanoes in southern Italy. Pull Factors - Italy had and has many wonderful attractions regarding their monuments such as the Colisseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and other stuff! References: www.CIA.gov Region Regions are groups of places that have physical or human characteristics in common There are 20, distinct regions that Italy has been divided into. Here they are:
Veneto Human Environment Interactions When humans adapt to, depend on, or modify the environment Every day brings new weather, no matter where you are, but where you are, just may change up the weather... In Italy, just as any other place, has different weather than other places. People of Italy find new ways to modify THEMSELVES according to weather and other conditions. (Ex: People of northern Italy must act accordingly and be prepared for rain, whereas southern Italy must prepare for drier, more hotter climates.
People near Consenza, Italy grow plentiful crops, though Consenza is a mountainous region. That is an example of adapting, modifying, AND depending on the environment
People in Italy use the environment around them to live of of and create new things. For example, Italians depend on their environment for lumber, food, water, and lots of other stuff. This is an Italian flag. Main Sources: A special thanks to the following websites: www.infoplease.com
www.CIA.gov BY: A PERSON EPIC STUDENT Added Notes: Current Issues: Air Pollution from industrail emissions (sulfur dioxide being the main cause) Natural Hazards: Landslides, mudflows, earthquakes, valcanic eruptions, avalancehes, and flooding (regional risks) Capital: Italy's capital is Rome Population: The overall population of Italy is 60,016,804 (as of July, 2011, est.) By: A PERSON