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the largest country in Europe

republic Roman Catholic temperate

the government of France is a ________, the religion of France is predominately _______ _______, and the climate is ____________

Seine River

the river that flows through Paris

Loire River

the longest river in France


runs along the coast of France to the Seine River

Mount Blanc

the highest mountain in the Alps at 15,771 ft.


an island in the Mediterranean Sea owned by France also the birthplace of Napoleon

Massif Central

a mountainous plateau in south-central France

Canal du Midi

completes a link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea

Pyrenees Mountains

rise south of Toulouse and form the border with Spain

constitutional monarchy Roman Catholic temperate marine

the government of the Netherlands is a _______________ ______________,the religion of the Netherlands is 30% ________ ___________, and the climate is ___________ _______________


strong walls of stone and earth built to hold back seawater


parcels of land reclaimed from the sea

World Council of Churches

a international organization headquartered in Amsterdam dedicated to the movement of ecumenism


the movement that is removing doctrinal barriers between denominations

The Hague

home of the government of the Netherlands

Rhine River

one of the most important rivers in Europe

parliamentary democracy constitutional monarchy Roman Catholic

the government of Belgium is a _____________ ___________ and a __________ ________. The religion is ________ _________


the capital and largest city of Belgium


the Northern region of Belgium


a series of rolling hills in Belgium


the Southern region of Belgium

North Atlantic Treaty Organization

an organization formed in 1949 to counter the aggressiveness of the Soviet Union

constitutional monarchy Roman Catholic modified continental

the government of Luxembourg is a __________ __________, the religion is _________ ___________, and the climate is __________ ___________


a country ruled by a duke

federal republic Roman Catholic Protestant temperate maritime

the government of Germany is a ________ _________, the religion is _________ ___________ and ___________, and the climate is __________ and __________


the capitol of Germany founded on the Spree River

Berlin Wall

a hated symbol of the division caused by the Cold War

Kiel Canal

directly links the North Sea with the Baltic Sea


a fine-grained soil deposited by the wind


the largest industrial region in Europe

Central Uplands

a system of plateaus starting with the Massif Central of France, streching through the low Jura Mountains and through Ardennes eastward through Germany into the Czech Republic

Black Forest

most famous feature of south-west Germany

Bavarian Alps

strech along Germany's entire southern border with Austria, but not as far south of Munich


the third-largest mountain system in the world

federal republic Protestant Roman Catholic temperate

the government of Switzerland is a _____________ _____________, the religon is 35% ____________ and 42% __________ _____________, and the climate is _____________

Swiss Plateau

lies between the Jura Mountains in the north and the Swiss Alps in the south


a warm, dry wind, blows from the Alps in the South

Swiss Alps

stretch across southern Switzerland


famous for its rare triple-cirque peak


self-governing districts in Switzerland

constitutional monarchy Roman Catholic continental

the government of Liechtenstein is a _________ _________, the religion is _________ _________, and the climate is ____________

federal republic Roman Catholic temperate continental

the government of Austria is a _________ _________, the religion is _________ ___________, and the climate is ____________, _______________

Danube River

winds through the foothills of the Alps


Austria's capital and the largest city in the country

Brenner Pass

the primary mountain pass that German invaders and merchants have used to reach Italy is the __________ _______, south of Innsbruck

Iberian Peninsula

contains the modern countries of Spain, Andorra, and Portugal

parliamentary monarchy Roman Catholic temperate

the government of Spain is a ___________ _________, the religion is _________ _________, and the climate is ___________


the capital city of Spain


the plateau in Spain meaning "tableland"


Spain's largest river that cuts through the Meseta

Strait of Gibraltar

the narrow eight mile-wide body of water separating Spain from Africa


an importan seaport throughout Spain's history


one of the three regions of Spain in which there is a second official language

Cantabrian Mountains

rise from the northern and northwestern edge of the Meseta and run parallel to the Atlantic


live in the eastern Cantabrian Mountains near the port of Bilbao

parliamentary democracy Roman Catholic temperate

the government of Andorra is a _____________ _____________, the religion is _________ ___________, and the climate is ___________

republic parliamentary democracy Roman Catholic maritime temperate

the government of Portugal is a _________ and a __________ ____________, the religion is _________ ___________, and the climate is _________ ____________


Portugal's capital and largest city

republic Roman Catholic Mediterranean

the government of Italy is a ________, the religion is ___________ ___________, and the climate is predominantly ____________

Apennine Mountains

stretch the length of the Italian Peninsula

Po River

the longest river in Italy


"the heal of the boot"
this region is cut off from the rest of Italy by the Apennines


the most populated island in the Mediterranean Sea

Mount Vesuvius

mainland Europe's only active volcano


located about one hundred miles off Italy's west coast

Mount Titano

lies at the heart of San Marino

parliamentary democracy Greek Orthodox

the government of Greece is a __________ ___________, and the religion is _______ ___________


a large peninsula in the south of


sits on a plain in southeastern Greece


a region of Greece

Roman Catholic

the largest religion in the world


lies southeast of mainland Greece at the south end of the Aegean Sea

Ionian Islands

lies off the west coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea

Aegean Islands

where the majority of Greece's islands are located

Eastern Orthodoxy

shares much in common with Roman Catholicism

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