Fold Mountains - Case Study

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PLATE TECTONICS - FOLD MOUNTAINS CASE STUDY

The Alps:

Location: Central Europe - the Alps cover parts of France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Slovenia and Italy.

Formation: 30 million years ago, collision of African and Eurasian plates.

Population: Approx. 12 million people.

People use the Alps for many different things including:

Farming - The steep upland areas are used to farm goats for food. Other parts are used for growing plants e.g. vineyards in Switzerland. 

Hydro-Electric-Power (HEP) - Narrow valleys produce HEP. 60% of Switzerland's electricity comes from the Alps. The electricity produced powers homes and businesses and also exported to cities further

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