Fold mountains - casy study Alps

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  • The alps
    • Farming
      • the steep upland areas are used to farm goats, they provide milk, cheese and meat.
      • Some sunnier slops have been terraced to plant vineyards.
    • Tourism
      • 100 million tourists visit the alps each year
      • 70% of tourists go in winter for skiing, snowboarding and ice climbing
      • new villages have been built to cater big groups of tourists.
      • skis runs, ski lifts, cable cars, holiday chalets & restaurants pepper the landscape.
    • hydro-electric power
      • narrow valleys are dammed to generate HEP.
      • elextricity produced is used locally to power homes and businesses.
    • mining
      • salt, iron ore, gold, sliver, copper, were mined, it has decreased due to cheaper foreign sources.
    • Forestry
      • scots pine is planted all over the alps because its more resilient to the munching goats, which kill native tree saplings the trees are logged and sold to make things like furniture.

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