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GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
Transcript of GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
SS6G8 The student will locate selected features of Europe.
a. Locate on a world and regional political- physical map: the Danube River, Rhine River, English Channel, Mediterranean Sea, European Plain, the Alps, Pyrenees, Ural Mountains, Iberian Peninsula, and Scandinavian Peninsula.
b. Locate on a world and regional political-physical map the countries of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.
The Danube river is the second longest river in Europe and the longest river in the
It is also a major port of trade because it runs throughout
The Rhine river begins high in the Swiss Alps and eventually pours out into the North Sea. It borders
Switzerland, France, Germany, and the Netherlands
and is a very important trade route for those countries.
The English Channel is a shallow body of water that separates the southern
The Mediterranean Sea borders many European and African countries. It is a critical source of
trade, resources, and tourism for the region
Like the mid western United States, Europe also contains a vast area of uninterrupted plain. The European Plain stretches from the
Pyrenees Mountains in northern Spain
, to the
Ural Mountains in western Russia
. Many crops and natural resources are harvested in this region.
The Alps are located in
. They are a major source of tourism for the area.
The Pyrenees Mountains
The Pyrenees Mountains are a natural barrier between
Spain and France
. They also separate the
from the rest of Europe.
The Ural Mountains
The Ural Mountains is another European mountain range that forms a barrier. The Ural Mountains run north to south on Russia's western edge and form a barrier between
Europe and Asia
A peninsula is a
landmass surrounded by water on three sides
. The Iberian Peninsula is on Europe's
and contains the countries of
Spain and Portugal
The Scandinavian Peninsula
is in the northernmost part of Europe. It contains the countries of
Sweden and Norway
part of the Scandinavian Peninsula.