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The Alps.

Alps

Formed 35 million years ago.

Made by the African Plate pushing North against the Eurasian Plate.

Forms the border between - Italy& the neighbouring, France, Switzeland, Austria & Slovenia.

Human Activities: Farming & Foresty.

They move animals in different seasons (Transhumance)

Summer:

Cattle are taken to the high alp to graze, because they can't do crop farming.

Winter:

The animals are returned to the lower ground farm where they are kept in cattle sheds.

 

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The Alps

Tourism:

Winter:

Skiing, easier to construct hotels & other attractions, steeper slopes.

Summer:

Large Glacial Lakes, Beautiful Mountain Scenery, Mountain biking.

Hydro Electric Power:

Glaciers melting creating fast flowing rivers through narrow valleys.

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