The Alps - Fold Mountains

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  • Created on: 16-04-16 16:56
What trees are grown in the Alps and to make what?
Scot Pines logged for furniture
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How much of Switzerland's power is from Hydro-Electric Power?
Hydro-Electric Power provides 60% of Switzerland's power
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What type of farming is used in Switzerland and why?
Dairy farming, mainly goats as they are adapted to the steep terrain
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How many tourists visit per year?
100 million tourists visit per year
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What percentage of tourists come in winter for winter sports?
70% of tourists come in winter for winter sports
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What 4 things are mined in the Alps?
Salt / Iron ore / Gold / Silver
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What is done to overcome the poor soil?
Animals are grazed instead of growing crops
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What has been done to improve the limited communication, give an example?
Tunnels built through the mountains e.g. Lotshberg Base Tunnel
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What is transhumance?
Animals high up grazing during summer and low down in hills grazing during winter
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