Relative Location in Europe
Much of Europe is close to water. The region is nearly surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean the Mediterranean, Black, North, Baltic, Norwegian, Barents, and Kara Seas. Of Europe's nations, only 13 are landlocked. The Atlantic Ocean has a great influence on Europe's weather. Westerly winds and warm ocean currents cause the weather to be similar to weather in the United States. Europe's thousands of miles of coastline and navigable waterways make interaction with the rest of the world both convenient and difficult to
For ease of studying, Europe's landforms are classified into four groups—Alpine Mounts in the south, Central Uplands, North European Lowland, and Western Uplands. Europe's eastern boundary is formed by the Ural Mountains. Although this boundary is sometime debated, culture, history, and geography support the Ural Mountains as the dividing line between Europe and Asia. The Ural Mountains also divide Russia into two distinctive p« western Russia (European) and eastern Russia (Asian).
RELATIVE LOCATION IN EUROPE
Using and atlas, give the relative location of each of these places in Europe.
1. Oslo, Norway is located on the ____________________ Peninsula. It is on the Skagerrak side of the ________________ Sea.
Copenhagen, Denmark, is on the ____________________
Peninsula on the ________________
Sea side of Scandinavia.
Barcelona, Spain, was the site of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games.
Barcelona is also a major industrial port on the ____________________
Sea near the ________________
Mountains on the ________________
Sicily is the southern island off the tip of the ____________________
Peninsula in the ________________
Sea. Sardinia is the western
Italian island separated from Italy by the ________________
San Marino is an independent republic surrounded by the country of ____________________.
This nation also surrounds the State of the Vatican City which is located
in the capital, ________________.
The Peloponnesius is a southern peninsula on the
Peninsula as part of Greece. The ________________
Sea is on Greece’s western side and the ________________
Sea is on its eastern side.
Crete is an island off the ____________________
coast of Greece. It is separated
from Greece by the Sea of ________________.
8. Circle the European nations from each group that are landlocked.
Poland Switzerland Russia Croatia
Hungary France Ukraine Bosnia
Romania Belgium Latvia Macedonia
Bulgaria Netherlands Moldova Albania
The Sierra Nevada mountain range is located on the southern Iberian
Peninsula in ________________
on the ________________
The Scottish Highlands are on the ____________________
Isles in the political unit of____________________.
Ireland and ____________________
are separated from the other parts of the United Kingdom (British Isles) by the ________________
12. The ________________ Mountains divide Russia into a European and an Asian section. Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey are also divided between ________________ and Asia. The ________________ Sea borders Kazakhstan, Russia, and Azerbaijan. The ________________ Se borders Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria.