My Favorite European Countries!

By Davis Hills

Italy, Switzerland, and Iceland

These are some of my favorite European Countries that caught my eye! By gathering information I learned a lot about these countries people, society, government, history and much more. These are my Favorite European countries and I hope you like it!


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Italy's government type is republic. The Prime Ministers name is Enrico Letta and they have a limited government. Italy also has a European Union member. A current government event going on in Italy is that the Italy Navy says it rescued 223 migrants from an over crowded smugglers boat. A historical political event that has happened in Italy is an era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920's when Benito Mussolini established a fascist dictatorship.

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The photo above is of one of Italy's major historical monuments, The Colosseum.

A person who changed Italian history was Gian Palo Ferminis who invented cologne.

Italy's population is 61,482,297 people. 22.57% of land in Italy is arable. Agriculture in Italy consists of fruit, vegetables, grapes, potatoes, sugar beats, soy beans, grain, olives, beef, fish, and dairy products. An example of Human Environment Interaction in Italy is tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, and ceramics.

Italy's GPD is $1.863 trillion and it's GDP per capita is $30,600. Italy's currency is euros and it's exchange rate to US dollars is .78. Major economic activities in Italy is a democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Some famous brads of Italy are Ferrari, Gucci, Prada, and Barilla.

Italy's main language is Italian, but other languages are German, French, and Slovene. The religion in Italy is 80% Christian, and other religions are Muslims NEGL, atheists and agnostics.

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The picture above is of one of Italy's most famous landmarks, The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Cultural foods in Italy are caffé, ammazza-caffe, pasta, meat, and fish. Italian literature is literature written in Italian language, and their national anthem is called "II Canto degli italiani".

Italy is located in southern Europe, the central Mediterranean sea. The Climate is predominately Mediterranean; alpine in far North; hot, dry. The topography is mostly rugged and mountainous; some planes, and costal lowlands.


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Switzerland's government type is formally a confederation but similar to a federal republic. The leader of Switzerland is President of Swiss Confederation, Bidier Burkhalter. Switzerland has a limited government and has a European Union Member. A current government event that has happened in Switzerland is more than 250 aircraft crashed or made emergency landings. A historical political event that has happened in Switzerland was in 1963 when Switzerland joins council of Europe.

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The picture above is one of Switzerland's many historical monuments.

A person who changed history is Switzerland was Heri Bunant, co-founder of the committee of the Red Cross in Geneva.

Switzerland's population is 7,996,026 and 9.8% of land is arable. Switzerland agriculture includes grains, fruit, vegetables, eggs, and meat. An example of Human Environment Interaction is Switzerland is their houses. House is Switzerland are built in specific ways like a lot of other European Countries due to the large peninsulas.

Switzerland's GDP is $622.6 billion and it's GDP per capita is $44,900. Switzerland's currency is Swiss Fancs and it's exchange rate to US dollars is .9374. Major economic activities of Switzerland is Switzerland hasper capita GDP among the highest in the world. Some famous brands in Switzerland is USB, Nestle, Zurich, and Rolex.

The language in Switzerland is German. The Religion is Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Orthodox, Christian, or another.

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The picture above is of one of Switzerland most famous landmarks.

Some of Switzerland's cultural foods are from typical menu's: Burli, Zopf, Fondue, Pasteli, and Rippli. Switzerland literature is German and the number one type of music is folk music.

Switzerland is located in central Europe, east of France, North of Italy. The climate is temperate but varies with altitudes; cold, cloudy; rainy/snowy winters and humid summers. The topography in Switzerland is mostly mountainous with a central plateau of rolling hills, planes and large lakes.


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Iceland's government type is constitutional republic and it's leader is Prime Minister David Gunniaugsson. Iceland's government is limited and it does not have a European Union member. A current event in Iceland was when Icelanders overthrew the government and re-wrote the constitution. A Historical Political event in Iceland was in 1815 when the fifth party was added.

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This is one of Iceland's most famous historical monuments, Leif Ericson.

A person who changed history in Iceland was Hondur Torfarson, he forced the government of Iceland to resign and kicked out the IMF representatives from his country.

Iceland's population is 315,281 people and 1.19% of land is arable. Iceland's agriculture consists of potatoes, green vegetables, mutton, chicken, pork, beef, fish, and dairy products. An example of Human Environmental Interaction is Geothermal Energy which is the cleanest energy you can use.

Iceland's GPD is $13.7 billion and it's GPD per capita is $39,700. Iceland's currency is Iceland Kronur and it's exchange for US dollars is 125.08. Major economic activities in Iceland is 40% export earnings depends heavily on fish. Famous brands of Iceland are Nikita, and 66 degrease North.

Iceland speaks that languages of Icelandic, English, Nordic languages, and German is widely spoken. Iceland's religion is Lutheran Church of Iceland.

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The picture above is of one of Iceland's most famous landmarks, Blue Lagoon.

Iceland makes a lot of cultural foods from fish and lamb. Iceland's literature is applied for ages 15 and up (can read and write).

Iceland is located in Northern Europe, island between the Greenland sea and the North Atlantic ocean. Climate is temperate, moderated by North Atlantic current, mild. Topography in Iceland is mostly plateau interspread with mountain peaks, and ice fields.