Physical Geography of Eastern Europe and Western Russia (Waterways ( (The…
Physical Geography of Eastern Europe and Western Russia
The Baltic Sea is northwest of Russia and east of Russia.
North of the Baltic Sea is the Barrent Sea
Brackish - somewhat salty
Adriatic, Ionian, and Black Sea surround the Balkan Peninsula.
The Black Sea separates Turkey from Ukraine.
The Baltic Sea borders the southern coast of Ukraine
The largest inland body of water is the Carpathian Sea covering an area lager than Japan.
The Volga River is the longest river in Europe and the most important waterway in Russia.
The Volga River provides hydroelectric power and water to many parts of Russia.
The Dnieper River flows through Belarus and Ukraine before emptying into the Baltic Sea.
The Danube River provides transportation, hydroelectric power, fishing areas, and water for irrigation.
The Dniester River carries freight and passengers ships, and it serves as an important route to the Black Sea.
The Dniester River is the second longest river.
Only the southern island is inhabited by a small number of the indigenous Nenets, who are herders and fishers.
One sixth of Russia's land is suitable for agriculture.
Farmers grow wheat, oats, and barley.
More than one fifth of the world forests are in Russia.
The rainforests cover an area almost the size of the continental United States.
Lumber, paper, and cardboard are important products of the forestry industry.
In 2010 in Russia there were wildfires that destroyed 37 million acres of forests agricultural crops, and other vegetation.
Most of Russia's vast coal, oil, and natural gas reserves are in Siberia.
Machines made from steel are used to build Russia's automobiles, railroads, ships, and many consumer products.
Poland's important mineral resources include aluminum, coal, copper, lead, and zinc.
Hydroelectric and thermal power plants also support Romania's energy needs.
Poland is one of the world's major sources of sulfur.
Russia's fishing industry is an important part of the country's economy.
Salmon, cod, hiring, and pollack are among the most important commercial fish in Russia.
The Danube river and the Black sea provide plenty of fish.
The EU restrictions on overfishing has hurt Romania somewhat, but fishing remains important to the country's economy.
Southern border is between Europe and Asia and is defined by the Caucasus Mountains.
Ural Mountains are in Russia
The largest plain is the Russian Plain which stretches east for about 1,000 miles.
An upland is an area with high elevation.
Siberian Plains are west of the Ural Mountains.
In Romania is the Transylvanian Basin.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Ural Mountains are 250 million years old.
The Carpathian Mountains link with Balkan Mountains.
The Vienna Basin is in Austria
Conflict among ethnic groups within a state, a country, or a region is called balkanization.
Northern European Plain
A basin is an area of land that slopes gently downward from the surrounding land.
A Continental Climate has cold winter and warm summers.
Much of Eastern Europe and Western Russia exsperiance mild or warm summers and long, cold winters
Albania and Macedonia experience a more Mediterranean climate
A large part of Novaya Zemlya is covered in ice year-round
Western Russia has a subarctic climate
Reserves-Are the estimated total amount of resources in a certain area
Extracts-to draw or pull out
Balkanization-conflict among ethnic groups within a state, a country, or a region is known as balkanization
Steppe- level areas of land that support only low growing, vegietation like grasses
Upland- an area of high elevation
Brackish- somewhat salty water because it is seawater combined with river water.
Impact-a dramatic or forceful effect or influence on something
By Piper Quigley and Alexis Steinmetz