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Europe Physical Geography Notes

1.  Europe is part of a large landmass called _________________________ .

2.  Europe is a large ______________________ .  A ___________________ is a body of land that is surrounded by water on __________________________ .

3.  The _____________________________________ is a flat area that extends from France through the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and into _________________ .  The ________________________________________ has very good soil called ____________________________ .

4.  Europe has ___________ major peninsulas.

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5.  The ________________________________________ is in Northern Europe.  Norway, _________________ , and _______________ are on the __________________

________________________ .  The peninsula is surrounded by the Barents Sea, Baltic Sea, Norwegian Sea, and _______________ Sea.

6.  A ______________ is a steep, narrow, u-shaped valley that is carved out by a _________________________ .  They are found in ________________ on the _____________________________ Peninsula because ___________________________

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7.  The country of _____________________ is on _____________________ .

8.  The countries of ___________________ and _______________ are on the ________________________ Peninsula.

9.  ______________ is on the _________________ Peninsula.

10.  The ____________________ Peninsula is surrounded by the _____________ Sea,

______________________ Sea, and _________________ Sea.

11.  A ____________________ waterway is a narrow body of water on an important transportation route or sea lane.  Some examples are:

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12.  The __________________________ separates the island of ____________________

from France.  The narrowest point is the ___________________________ , which is 21 miles wide.

13.  The _______________ is a tunnel that runs underneath the ____________________

and connects ______________________ to ____________________ .

14.  The ____________________________________ connects the Atlantic Ocean and the __________________________________ .  The strait also separates the continents of _____________________ and _________________ .  At the strait's narrowest point it is eight miles wide.

15.  The ________________________ and ____________________ separate ________________ from Asia Minor (Turkey).  Part of Turkey is in Europe and the other part is located in Asia.

16.  Some islands in Northern Europe are:

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D.  _________________________ and Ireland are the two major islands in an _________________________ .  Together they are called the ____________________ .

17.  __________________________________ is the name of an island.  The _____________________________ refers to a country that is located on _____________

______________ and Ireland.  The ____________________________ is composed of :

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18.  Some islands in the Mediterranean Sea are:

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19.  The Alps are located in Northern ___________ , ______________________ , _________________ , and _________________ .  The Alps are not very long and the tallest mountain is Mont Blanc (15,774ft).

20.  The _________________ separate the ___________________ Peninsula from France.

21.  Europe is in the _________________ and _______________ latitudes, therefore, Europe has many different types of climates.

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21.  Wind currents and ocean currents have a large impact on the climate of Europe.

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