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Italy // 5 Themes of Geography

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Mariya Boyko

on 27 November 2015

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by Mariya Boyko
Theme: Location
Theme: Place
Theme: Region
Theme: Movement
“Where is it?”
Absolute Location
Relative Location
[the exact place on earth]
Approximately Latitude 43° North and longitude 12° East.
Northern hemisphere.
[description of a place in comparison to other places around]
Italy is part of Europe, making it surrounded by Switzerland, France, Vienna, Slovenia, and a but of Croatia.
Along with those countries, Italy is also surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, the Ionian Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Tyrrhenian Sea, and a small island Corsica.
"What is it like?”
The weather in Italy varies from north to south, because of Italy’s boot-like shape. Most of Italy has a Mediterranean climate. Cool, rainy winters & hot, dry summers. During winters, the temperature drops to the point where lakes freeze, and the summer temperature reaches about 32° C or higher.
Italy is mostly rugged and mountainous.
However, it also contains some plains and coastal lowlands.
A couple major landforms are: Sicily Island, Sardinia Island, Italian peninsula, Apennine Mountains, the Alps, Mont Blanc, Po Valley, Etna (an active volcano), and Vesuvius (an active volcano).
And major bodies of water include: the Po River, Adige River, Tiber River, Garda Lake, Lake Como, Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea.
There are at least three zones of different vegetation in Italy: the Po Valley, the Alps, and the Mediterranean-Apennine area.
“How are places similar or different?”
Formal Regions
[defined by a limited number of related characteristics]
Italy is part of a formal region Europe.
Functional Regions
[organized around a set of interactions and connections between places]
Some functional regions of Italy are: Rome, Venice, Florence, Milan, and Verona.
Perceptual Regions
[in which people see the characteristics of the region in the same way]
The perceptual regions include Northern Italy, Central Italy, and Southern Italy.
Theme: Human-Environment Interaction
5 Themes of Geography:
Labeled Maps of Italy:
Physical Map
Political Map
Climate Map
Resource Map
Topographic Map
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With Latitude & Longitude Lines
Today, we have great advantages of movement, because of all the amazing technology that exists in our world.
About 86% of people in Italy own a and drive a car on the right side of the road. Also, there are about 1400 flights per day.
"How do people, goods, and ideas move from one location another?"
"How do people relate to the physical world?"
Since Italy is surrounded by water, Italian people eat a lot of fish and other sea food.
Also, Italy is very productive in crops, even though it is quite mountainous. Italians produce things such as grapes, wine, cereal, macaoni, citrus fruits, olive oil, and rice.
But mountains don’t only make it hard to grow food, they also make it a bit complicated to build homes.
Nevertheless, Italians have adopted to their environment and began making houses which are adjusted to the mountainous landforms.

Winter in Italy
Summer in Italy
the Alps
Po Valley
Volcano Etna
Mediterranean-Apennine area
Sea Food
Houses; adopted to the environment
Italian Airlines
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