Ural Mountains

By: Kate Nelson 8th hour

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Location:

Russia and Kazakhstan

Size:

Length~ 1,600 miles

Width~ 93 miles

Highest Peak~ Mount Narodnaya (6,217 ft)

Physical Characteristics

Animals:

Wild ducks, geese, and swans breed there in summer. The brown bear, lynx, wolverine, and elk are found in the forested zones. Reptiles in the Urals are the grass snake and the adder. In rivers and lakes of the Northern Urals types of fish are salmon, grayling, and sea trout.

Vegetation:

The northern tundra the has mixed forests that include pruce, fir, pine, and larch. While in the south, rolling hills grow feather grass, clover, fescue (a pasture grass), and timothy (a grass grown for hay). Steppe soil is found in most of the Ural Mountains and the water there is mostly shallow.

Features:

Ural River, Novaya Zemlya (most northern point), Mount Narodnaya, and Mughalzhar Hills.

Climate:

West: moist

East: dry

North: chilled

South: warm

Human Characteristics

Language:

Hungarian, Finnish, and Estonian

Religion:

Russian Orthodoxy

Political System:

Federal Multi Party Republic

Economic Activities:

Mining, Manufacturing

Population Distribution:

Spread out, but mostly in the southern part in where people live.

Population: 12 million

Natural Resources and Human Made Features:

The Ural Mountains are rich in mineral. The region has all of the chemical elements on Earth. Bauxite, zinc, lead, silver, platinum, and nickel are some elements found there.


A few buildings that people in the Ural Mountains built are Theater Square, Yekaterinburg Stadium, and Sevastyanov's House. A popular railroad that was built is the Trans-Siberian Railway. A popular tunnel is the Deals Gap and a popular monument that shows the border of Asia and Europe is the Legend Ugric.

Mining in the Ural Mountains

Analysis:

The human and physical geography are connected by the resources provided. The Ural Mountains affect the people living there by providing rich minerals to mine and then sell to make a profit. The Urals have also affected the people living there by creating difficulties to travel through. People mostly live in the major cities like Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk but are spreading out to work all over the region.