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Transcript of rhone alpes
by Bradley Bacon GEOGRAPHY Rhone-Alpes is 43,698 sq km (16,872 sq mi). It is a little bit bigger then the Netherlands. Rhone-Alpes has 8 departments:
Ain, Bourg-en-Bresse (01)
Ardeche, Privas (07)
Drome, Valence (26)
Isere, Grenoble (38)
Loire, Saint-Etienne (42)
Rhone, Lyon (69)
Savoie, Chambery (73)
Haute-Savoie, Annecy (74) 2 Rhone-Alpes has many rivers and lakes. Rhone-Alpes also has a lot of mountains. Its major geographical features are the Alpes mountains. The tallest point in Rhone-Alpes is Mont Blanc. Mont Blanc is 4,810 m (15,781 ft) tall. The first recorded ascent of this mountain was on August 8, 1786 by Jacques Balmant and a doctor named Michael Paccard. It is also the eleventh tallest mountain in the world. Mont Blanc is located near the French-Italian border. Rhone-Alpes' climate is made up of mild winters and hot summers.
The capital of Rhone-Alpes is the city Lyon. THE SIX MAIN LAKES OF RHONE-ALPES Lac de Paladru
Lac du Bourget
Lac de Nantua
Lac Leman ECONOMY The economy in Rhone-Alpes is very good. Rhone-Alpes has the sixth-largest economy out of all the European regions. The only region in France that has a better economy than Rhone-Alpes is Ile-de-France. Rhone-Alpes has great industries and services. There is also alot of tourism in Rhone-Alpes. Mining used to be a big part of Rhone-Alpes but it has declined a lot. INDUSTRY LIGHT ENGINEERING AND HIGH-TECH
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING IN THE AREA OF ANNECY
PRECISION MACHINING IN THE AREA OF CLUSES SERVICES HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES AND NANOTECHNOLOGY, ESPECIALLY IN GRENOBLE
TOURISM WITH THE ALPS (FOR SKIING), LYON AND GRENOBLE (FOR CULTURE) AND THE ARDECHE (FOR ADVENTURE SPORTS/CAMPING)
EDUCATION, WITH MAJOR UNIVERSITIES IN LYON AND GRENOBLE THE ALPES IN RHONE-ALPES MONT BLANC THERE ARE A LOT OF RIVERS IN RHONE-ALPES BUT THE TWO LONGEST OR MAIN RIVERS ARE THE RHONE RIVER AND THE LOIRE RIVER. THE LOIRE RIVER IS THE LONGEST RIVER IN FRANCE AND THE RHONE RIVER IS THE SECOND LONGEST RIVER IN FRANCE. THE RHONE RIVER THE LOIRE RIVER THE LOIRE RIVER HAS A LENGTH OF 629 MILES. IT IS THE 170TH LONGEST RIVER IN THE WORLD. THE RHONE RIVER HAS A LENGTH OF 497 MILES AND AN AREA OF 38,390 SQ MILES. CULTURE Rhone-Alpes has many wines and some of the best food in france Lyon holds many of the finest chefs in all of France. Rhone-Alpes is one of the largest toursim sites in the world Rhone-Alpes hosted the Winter Olympics three times. In 1924 at Chamonix, 1968 at Grenoble, and 1992 at Albertville In Rhone-Alpes football is a very popular sport. Rhone-Alpes has a history of very successful football teams including Olympique lyonnais. Olympique Lyonnais has won the french league title seven times in a row. For several centuries Lyon, the capital of Rhone-Alpes, has been considered the french capital of gastronomy. Rhone-Alpes has many heritage theatres, churches, fortifiedd villages, and musuems that are open for the public to visit. There is a lot of farming in Rhone-Alpes, and a lot of festivals Bombine de Lapin Ardechoise This is a traditional formal Rhone-Alpes dish. It is traditional proccessed raclettete cheese served with potatoes, charcuterie and pickles. It was first a meal for the farmers and dairymen but eventually it spread. They called it Brachas. HISTORY More than 32000 years ago accupants of the cave system Ardeche drew the first known artwork 1349 in start of the one hundred years war, Rhone-Alpes becomes a part of France. 1601 with the Treaty of Lyon Henry IV annexed Bugey and Pays de Gex to the kingdom of franch.
1762 Principality of Domes was added
1860 Savoie is added and Rhon-Alpes is splitted into two departments Savoie and Haute-Savoie
Early 1960's Rhone-Alpes became the offical name RESOURCES RHONE-ALPES RHONE-ALPES HISTORY RHONE-ALPES CULTURE RHONE-ALPES ECONOMY RHONE-ALPES GEOGRAPHY