geography Western Europe study guide

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Denmark
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mildest climate best soil
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Finland
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poor soil too cold for agriculture wood and wood products are its major industry
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Iceland
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geothermal active volcanoes less than 2% of land is arable 80% of exports are based on fishing industry
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Norway
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one of the world’s largest fishing industries, produces hydroelectric power, oil and natural gas found offshore, many fjords
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Sweden
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agricultural and dairy industry, forest cover over 60% of the land, many of metals
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United Kindom
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Made up of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland Capital is London which is located on the Thames( a river)
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Republic of Ireland
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is in the British Isles but is not part of Great Britain it is its own state
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Austria
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in central Europe Capital is Vienna” music capital of the world”
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Belgium
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In central Europe highly industrialized know of its chocolate and pianos
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France
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Oldest and largest country in Western Europe, capital is Paris #1 in agriculture in western Europe
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Germany
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Berlin is the capital was divided into 2 countries after world war 2 most industrialized(cars) most densely populated
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Switzerland
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Alps cover much of country has remained neutral through most of its history, known for manufacturing precision equipment(watches)
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netherlands
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famous for polders known for tulips and windmills
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polders
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land recliamed from the sea
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Southern Europe
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all countries border the Mediterranean sea all have warm Mediterranean climate all occupy peninsulas
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Portugal
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In southern Europe one of Europe’s least developed countries, world’s leader in cork production
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Spain
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separated from France bu Pyrenees
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Italy
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Rome is the capital Vatican City home of the Renaissance
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Greece
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capital is Athens ancient sites major tourist industry includes many islands, very little arable land
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Climate of western Europe
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Tundra in Far North Mediterranean in the south
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climate
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wind currents and ocean currents have a large impact on the climate of Europe The North Atlantic drift is an ocean current that warms Europe
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Major mountains
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Alps, Apennines, Pyrenees
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Mt. Blanc
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15,781 ft. tallest peak in Western Europe
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Mediterranean sea
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major trade route connects 3 continents
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the English channel
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separates the island of Great Britain from France. The narrowest point is the Strait of Dover, which is 21 miles wide
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Gibraltar
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the rock of Gibraltar is actually an overseas territory of the UK. it has been part of the UK for 300 years the only wild monkeys in Europe live on the Rock of Gibralter
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Strait of Gibraltar
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narrow passage that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea and separates Europe from Africa
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NATO
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essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means- members, US and European countries
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European Union
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developed as a economic union has evolved into an organization spanning policy areas, from development aid to currencies
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The Euro
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the currency 19 out of 27 countries use the Euro
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Where are the headquarters of the EU
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Brussels Belgium
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Western Europe
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overall population is well fed, healthy and highly educated- many high tech industries
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Demographic issues
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migration from Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe problems of assimilation
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transportation in Europe
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much of europe is linked by an extensive rail system waterways are extremely important in transportation the channel tunnel “chunnel”
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the countries of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland are in the region called…..
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scandinavia
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In Scandinavia, the country of ……. has poor soil but a large forestry industry.
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Finland
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the Scandinavian country of …… is geothermal
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Iceland
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the countries of Spain and Portugal lie on the …… peninsula
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Iberian
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Denmark lies on the…………….. peninsula.
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Jutland
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This Scandinavian country has the mildest climate and the best soil in the region.
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Denmark
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The country of Greece lies on the……….. peninsula
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Balkan
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England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland make up the…………..
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United Kindom
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the capital of the Unite Kingdom is
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London
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the river…… winds through London
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Thames
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the only country in the British Isles that is not a member of the UK is……
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The republic of Ireland
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The ” music capital of the world” is the city of…………..
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Vienna
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The industrial Revolution began in what city?
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London
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this country is the largest in Western Europe and is #1 in agriculture
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France
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this western European country is the most industrialized and the most densely populated
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Germany
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this country has many ancient sites and very little arable land. It also includes many islands.
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Greece
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Land reclaimed from the sea is called
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polders
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what country is known for its polders
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Netherlands
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this country is one of the least developed in Western Europe and is the world’s leader in cork production
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Portugal
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the main climate found in the far north of Western Europe is
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Tundra
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what affects the climate of western European nations like Iceland, the UK, France,etc. more than anything else?
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North Atlantic current
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the…….. mountains separate France from Spain.
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Pyrenees
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mt. Blanc is the highest peak and is found in the………… mountains
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Alps
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this body of water separates Great Britain from France.
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English Channel
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the narrowest point of the English channel is the………………
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Strait of Dover
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this very important body of water is the link to 3 continents
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Mediterranean Sea
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what is the only access to the Mediterranean fro the Atlantic ocean
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the strait of Gibraltar
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what country does Gibraltar belong to
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UK
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this engineering marvel connects Great Britain and France.
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Chunnel
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wha tfamous river runs through Paris
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Seine
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what river runs through Rome
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Tiber
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what river runs through london
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Thames

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