Northern European Plains

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Location, Characteristics, Size, and Economic Activities

Located mainly in the lower countries such as Poland, Germany, Denmark, and Netherlands. It covers about 1,544,408 miles and has an average elevation of 558 feet. Some animal life includes freshwater fish, bison, hares, rats, snakes, and many birds. The soil is very rich, fertile, and clean to grow crops. The weather is usually about 40 degrees

Fahrenheit and the climate is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The Plain has agriculture for an economic activity because that is the main source of crops in most of the continent.

Human Characteristics and Political System

The people who use to live their were Native to the land while the people who live there now are mainly farmers and help the economy in agriculture. They speak a variety of languages such as indigenous, English, Swedish, and Finnish and are mainly Christian/Roman Catholic. There are about 35 people per square kilometer. The political system is that the farmers had to adapt to helping the country and continent in agriculture and the Natives had to leave the land due to government authority.

Human Made Features and Natural Resources

Humans have made railroads, coal fields, and other buildings. Some natural resources that are on the plain are maple trees, ash trees, oak trees, elm trees, linden trees, hummus, chestnut trees, coal, petroleum, iron ore, and aluminum.


The connection between the human and physical geography is that they both have adapted to the weather changes and climate of the area. The Natives also had to leave some areas because either farmers or man made features took over the area. Usually the people live in the land for farming or in other countries/ small towns around it such as Poland, Czech Republic, Belarus, Slovakia, and Germany. Some major cities located near the North European Plain are Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, and Minsk.