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describe collision.
two continental plates move towards each other and the sedimentary rocks between them fold creating fold mountains.
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what do people use the ALPS for
farming, HEP, tourism and mining
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what are some facts about FARMING in the ALPS
the steep upland are used to farm animals.
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what are some facts about TOURISM in the ALPS
100 MILLION tourists visit the alps each year. 70% of the tourists visit for the snow for SKIING in the WINTER. new villages have been built for tourists (TIGNES-FRANCE). ski runs, ski lifts, cable cars, holiday chalets and restaurants
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describe MINING in the ALPS
they don't mine anymore however they used to mine for iron, gold, silver, copper and crystals.
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what are some facts about HEP in the ALPS
60% of its electricity in SWITZERLAND comes from HEP. the energy is produced to power local businesses, homes and towns further away.
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