The Apennines Mountains

by Errin Brudwick, hour 5

Physical Characteristics

The animal life in the Apennines includes bears, the chamois, wolves, wild boars, horses, and multiple species of birds. The Apennines Mountains are home to both deciduous and conifer trees; crops include olives, beets, potatoes, citrus, and other fruits and vegetables. The Apennines get cold in winter, with snow falling often, and warmer in summers, the temperature ranging from 75-95

Human Characteristics

One of the most well known human made features of The Apennines Mountains is the highway, The Autostrada Del Sole, also known as the Highway of the sun. Languages spoken in the Apennines Mountains include Latin, Faliscan, Osco-Umbrian, South Picene, and Venetic. The main religion is Roman Catholic. People in the Apennines make a living by farming cattle and growing crops. The Apennines follow a constitutional republic, parliamentary, and unitary state. The physical geography affects the people living there because they need a certain climate and terrain to grow their crops and raise their cattle, it has to be warm enough for the crops and animals to live, but not too hot, and the Apennines work well for farmers. People live on the mountains, but not as many as those living around it. There are many major cities near the Apennines,as it goes through a large portion of Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice, and more.
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Natural Resources

The Apennines Mountains have many natural resources including mercury, coal, and natural gasses and oils

Location/Size

The Apennines Mountains run through the middle of Italy, with a length of 930 miles and an elevation of 9554'.
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