Essay On European Geography

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Europe is a continent that is mostly water-locked. Where there isn’t water, there’s the border between Europe and Asia. While Europe is only bigger than one continent, it contains Russia which is the biggest country in the entire world. The are many things that contribute to the physical geography of a location, some of which include the land, the water, and the climate. Europe has four main regions, each of which essentially has their own climate. Europe’s four main regions are the Western Uplands, North European Plain, Central Uplands, and the Alpine Mountains. The Western Uplands go up the western edge of Europe. It runs along Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Portugal, and a few other countries. The physical geography of the Western Uplands is hard and extremely old rocks that were shaped by glaciers moving through the area. The glaciers also left marshlands, lakes, and…show more content…
There are fish, crabs, seaweeds, and a lot of the animals you probably see while walking through an aquarium. Around northern Britain is a rare and unique species of cold-water corals. Since water extends far into Europe by lakes and rivers and inlets, a lot of the bodies have been overfished and through this process Europe has lost some of its biodiversity. However, since the waters penetrate deep, the Europeans have shorter land routes across the peninsulas. In total, Europe has about four different peninsulas; the Italian, Scandinavian, Iberian, and Balkan Peninsula. The Scandinavian Peninsula is the largest of the European peninsulas. The Iberian Peninsula is a square landmass that juts out in the Atlantic Ocean. The Italian Peninsula, possibly the most recognizable, is shaped like a boot. The Balkan Peninsula is a broad, triangle-shaped landmass that projects into the Mediterranean Sea. Besides peninsulas, Europe also has islands. Two of the islands are Britain and Ireland, which are some of the biggest Europe
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