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Flashcards in Italy Deck (27):
1

Where are the Alps?

The north of Italy

2

Where are the Apennines?

The south of Italy

3

Name the four volcanos

Etna, Vesuvius, Stromboli, Vulcano

4

Name the sea next to Rome

The mediterranean

5

What is the capital of Sicily?

Palermo

6

What year did Italy join the EU?

1957

7

What is the capital of Italy?

Rome

8

What is the river next to Florence?

Arno

9

What river goes through Rome?

Tiber

10

What height can the Alps reach up to?

4500 metres

11

What is the flat area in the north of Italy?

North Italian Plains

12

What are most mountains in the Apennines?

Volcanoes

13

What is the highest mountain in the Alps?

Monte Bianco

14

What country are the Alps near?

Switzerland

15

How high is Ligno?

2400 metres

16

Name the three types of jobs

Primary, secondary and tertiary

17

What is another name for the south of Italy?

Mezzogiorno

18

Name a feature about the alps

The mountains are ice carved

19

Name three features about the north italian plain

Its where the river po runs
Its the flattest area in Italy
Theres lots of fertile land

20

Name three features about the south Of Italy

Winter temperatures range from 8 degrees to 10 degrees
The soil erodes a lot
There is droughts in the summer

21

What are two natural attractions of the alps?

Mont Blanc
U-shaped valley

22

Name three benefits if tourism in the alps

Money for the area
New shops/hotels/restaurants
Jobs for the locals

23

Name three problems with tourism in the alps

Plant life damaged
More traffic jams
Hotels spoil the landscape

24

Name three examples of industries in the area of the north

Olivetti printer
Prada handbag
Zanussi washing machine

25

What’s another name for the south of Italy?

Mezzogiorno

26

Name four problems in the south of Italy

Drought in the summer
Isolated from the rest of Europe
Few jobs
Lots of soil erosion

27

How could we improve the problems in the south of Italy

New trees planted
New irrigation schemes
New roads built
New tourist resorts developed