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Ideal Tourist Vacation to Shannon Ireland :D

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Shannon, Ireland By: Akshata Kulkarni Description of the city Latitude and longitude Major Landforms Climate Graph Wind systems Air masses Ocean currents Altitude Large bodies of water Map Life Special atrractions Human Environment Interactions Named after the Shannon River
Atlantic Ocean City
Town status on Jan 1st 1982
Between Limerick city and Ennis
Shannon is a new town
Was built in the 1960's on reclaimed marshland alongside Shannon Airport
Developed as a dormitory for the workers in the region
Population 4,450,446
Area km² 81638 sq. km
Language English
Currency Euro
Ireland’s corporate tax ranks the lowset in Europe
Leprachuns, shamrocks/4 leaf clovers, and more are part of Irelands beleifs and history
There is no set latitude and longitude for a place because of the sizes.
Latitude is horizontal (Equator)
Longitude is vertical (Prime Meridian
52°41'N 8°55'W Shannon river is alongside and the city is named after it
2 major oceans:
Atlantic and ocean on the West side of Europe
Artic Ocean on the North of Europe SHANNON IRELAND EUROPE EARTH MAJOR HOLIDAYS
St. Patricks Day
St. Stephen's Day
Christmas
Valentines
Mothers Day
Easter
Halloween
Christmas
ETC.




Places
Folk Park
Limerick- tour of King John's Castle on the River Shannon- Anglo-Norman castle
A number of churches and monasteries- around County Clare
The Killone Augustinian Convent in Clarecastle
Ennis Friary
Carran church in Ballyvaughan- Medieval times
Hunt museum
Sky Cout- shopping centre
ETC.
Landforms to visit
Beaches
Mountains
Hills
Rivers
ETC. Central lowlands of flat rolling plains
Bogs
High mountains
Few volcanoes
Loughs(lakes)and rivers
Surrounded by hills
Low mountains
Plains (lots of greenary)
Terains
The western coastline
Numerous sea cliff
Dozens of coastal islands
Peninsulas
ETC. ...A country named Emerald Isle Gulf stream + N.Atlantic Drift + Canary + N.Equatorial = Columbus gyre
The average elevation of Shannon, Ireland is 0-1 meter above sea level. Four main types of air masses in Ireland.

Tropical continental (Tc)
Tropical maritime (Tm)
Polar continental (Pc)
Polar maritime (Pm)

Two further sub-divisions.
Arctic maritime (Am)
Returning polar maritime (rPm) Vegetation
There are two aspects of vegetation
The first is an impression of intense greenness-the result of the abundant grasses responding to the mild moist air
The second is the relative absence of trees
Flora
Limited variety than elsewhere in Europe
Fauna
Ireland has twenty-seven species of mammal
Some are the red deer, badger, otter, hare and which are native to the country
Introduced species are like the fallow deer, rabbit and other rodents.
The rivers and lakes have salmon, trout, pike, eels and more
Of the three hundred and eighty species of wild bird recorded in Ireland, only about one-third breed in the country.
Has coastal waters since Ireland is a Atlantic Ocean City.
Soil type
Derived from glacial drift
Reflect its varied composition and texture
Large areas of fertile grey-brown podzolic soils on the better drained parts of the lowland
Gives way to less fertile acid brown earths where the parent material is low in lime or to gleyed soils where the drainage is poor
Thin acid peaty soils are widespread on the hills
Negative common Human to Environment interactions
Building roads
Building houses
Cutting down trees
Littering
Establishing a landfill
Dams
ETC.
Positive common Human to Environment interactions
Planting trees
Picking up trash
Protecting animals
Turning off the lights whern not in use
Carpool
Etc.
Interactions from Environment to Humans
Snow
Rain
Earthquakes
Tsunamis
Volcanic eruptions
Fog
Weather - cold, hot, warm, cool , etc.
Plants
Animals
ETC. sHAnNon, IRelanD (be there or be squared) CANNOT BE EXPERIENCED UNTIL SEEN HELLO!
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