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KmC
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KmC asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 8 years ago

If someone can help with these geography questions..?

It'll be very appreciated!! Atleast answer whichever ones you can

10 points to best, most detailed answer :)

Thank you

1. Describe the different upland and mountain regions of Europe.

2. What are the major factors influencing Europe's weather and climate?

3. List those European countries that are below replacement in natural population increase and those that will grow in the next 20 years. Explain the factors behind these differences.

4. List the new nation-states that appeared on Europe's map in 1919, 1945, and 2008.

5. Compare the climate, vegetation, and agricultural conditions of Russia's European west with those of Siberia and the Russian Far East.

6. Discuss how major river and rail corridors have shaped the geography of population and economic development in the region. Provide specific examples.

7. Describe some of the major land-use zones in the modern Russian city, and suggest why it is important to understand the impact of Soviet-era planning within such settings.

8. What are some of the key ethnic minority groups within Russia and the neighboring states, and how have they been recognized in the region's geopolitical structure?

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  • Warren
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    8 years ago
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    There is too much information to answer all your questions and Yahoo won't allow all of it to be answered in one answer. So, Ill have to answer it in 3 to 4 stages and will try to do so. So please be patient with my answering for you. Please contact me at wriley@warrenriley.ca and I can give as much information that you require.

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    Warren

    1) The Western Uplands is defined by hard, ancient rock that was shaped by glaciation. Glaciation is the process of land being transformed by glaciers or ice sheets. As glaciers receded from the area, they left a number of distinct physical features, including abundant marshlands, lakes, and fjords. A fjord is a long and narrow inlet of the sea that is surrounded by high, rugged cliffs. Many of Europe's fjords are located in Iceland and Scandinavia.

    The Central Uplands are lower in altitude and less rugged than the Alpine region and are heavily wooded. Important highlands in this region include the Massif Central and the Vosges in France, the Ardennes of Belgium, the Black Forest and the Taunus in Germany, and the Ore and Sudeten in the Czech Republic. This region is sparsely populated except in the Rhine, Rhine, Elbe, and Danube river valleys.

    The Alpine Mountains include ranges in the Italian and Balkan peninsulas, northern Spain, and southern France. The region includes the mountains of the Alps, Pyrenees, Apennines, Dinaric Alps, Balkans, and Carpathians. High elevations, rugged plateaus, and steeply sloping land define the region. Europes highest peak, Mount Elbrus (5,642 meters/18,510 feet), is in the Caucasus mountains of Russia. The Alpine region also includes active volcanoes, such as Mount Etna and Mount Vesuvius in Italy

    2) Overall, much of Europe enjoys a relatively mild climate, at least when compared with other locations throughout the world lying at the same latitude. This is primarily due to the Atlantic Ocean's warm Gulf Stream current, which exerts a moderating effect on a significant portion of the continent, particularly its westernmost half. Additionally, the continent's land-forms, including mountain ranges such as the Alps and Pyrenees, alter the climates of certain areas. Europe's climates and corresponding weather can be roughly divided into six categories, based on geography.

    Western Europe, Mediterranean, Iberian Peninsula, Central and Eastern Europe and the Alps, Pyrenees, Carpathians, Balkans and the mountains of Norway.

    3) I can't help you with this one. Far too much to search for.

    4) 1918-1920 Czechoslovakia, Hungarians in Hungary, Austrians in Austria, Poles in Poland and for the Slavs in Yugoslavia.

    1945- Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldava, Romania and Albania Bulgaria.

    2008- Sorry. I can't find anything for you.

    5)The East European Plain encompasses most of European Russia. The West Siberian Plain, which is the world's largest, extends east from the Urals to the Yenisei River. Because the terrain and vegetation are relatively uniform in each of the natural zones, Russia presents an illusion of uniformity. Nevertheless, Russian territory contains all the major vegetation zones of the world except a tropical rain forest.

    About 11 percent of Russia is tundra—a treeless, marshy plain. The tundra is Russia's northernmost zone, stretching from the Finnish border in the west to the Bering Strait in the east, then running south along the Pacific coast to the northern Kamchatka Peninsula. The zone is known for its herds of wild reindeer, for so-called white nights (dusk at midnight, dawn shortly thereafter) in summer, and for days of total darkness in winter. The long, harsh winters and lack of sunshine allow only mosses, lichens, and dwarf willows and shrubs to sprout low above the barren permafrost.

    Taiga - the most extensive natural area of Russia - stretches from the western borders of Russia to the Pacific. It occupies the territory of the Eastern Europe and West Siberian plains to the north of 56 ° -58 ° N and most of the territory east of Yenisei River taiga forests reach the southern borders of Russia in Siberia taiga only accounts for over 60% of Russia. In the north-south direction the eastern taiga is divided (east of the Yenisei River), with a continental climate, and west, with a milder climate, in general, the climate zone moist, moderately warm (cool in the north) in the summer and harsh winter, there is a steady snow cover in the winter.

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