Chapter 6: EUROPE
In the east the Ural mountains
range is present. Then the north European plain followed by
plateau and then Iberian peninsula. Below the plateau is the
alps mountain range.
Fig 1: European landforms
In the north we have the Bay of
Biscay, English Channel, North Sea and the Baltic sea from west
to east. In he south we get the Mediterranean sea which is
connected to the Atlantic ocean by the strait of Gibraltar.
Fig 2: Gibraltar strait
Ruhr – Rhine region is one of the
largest industrial regions in the world. Ruhr has bituminous
coal, steel, manufacturing and chemical factories.
Climate of Europe is steppe type
in east, Mediterranean type in south, British type in north and
taiga type in Scandinavian region.
Fig 3: Climate zones in Europe
Fig 3: Forest in Europe
European countries are largest
growers and consumers of wine.
Sweet light crude oil. Sweet
means low sulfur content. Light means produces higher amount of
petrol, diesel after refining. Major oil price benchmark for
Atlantic basin crude oil.
Other oil: West Texas
Intermediate [W.T.I] – sweetest and lightest oil.
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