3 Cultures of Europe

Greece, Sweden, and Ireland

Europe is a very diverse continent made up of different currencies, language, nationalities, and many countries. While you can tell that many countries have some things in common, many things also vary. In this project I researched Greece, Sweden, and Ireland and found lots out. Below is characteristics of each of these countries to show the diversity.

Greece

Government Type:

Republic

Leader and Title:

Prime Minister-

Antonis Samaras

Population:

10,7772,967 as of July 2013

Agricultural Products:

-Wheat

-corn

-barley

-sugar

-olives

-tomatoes

Greece's Language:

99% of Greece speak Greek as a first language

Location (relative location):

South Eastern tip of Europe

Climate:

Temperate climate most year with mid-wet winters, and hot summers

Currency:

Euro

Percent Arable Land:

18.9% is arable land

GDP:

$273.9 billion

Major Economic Activities:

-tourism

-textiles

-food exporting

-mining

Historical Monument:

Olympia

European Union Member?

Yes, Greece is a member of the EU.

Famous Brands of Greece:

-Ralph Lauren

-Lily Pulitzer

Sweden

Government Type:

Constitutional Monarchy

Leader and Title:

Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt

Population:

9,120,402

Agricultural Products:

-barley

-wheat

-sugar beets

-meat milk

Sweden's Language:

87% of Sweden speaks Swedish as a first language

Location (relative location):

North Europe between Norway and Finland

Climate:

Temperate almost all year long with cold winters in south, but subarctic year round in north

Currency:

Krona

Percent Arable Land:

6.8% arable land

GDP:

$399.4 billion

Major Economic Activities:

-metal exporting

-steel production

-tourism

-machinery

Historical monument:

The Branting Monument

European Union Member?

Yes, Sweden is a full member of the EU

Famous Brands from Sweden:

-Ikea

-H&M

Ireland

The Government type:

Republic

Leader and Title:

President Michael Higgins

population:

4,775,982 people

agricultural products:

-barley

-potatoes

-wheat

-cattle products

Ireland's Language:

Ireland has English which is mainly used as an official language but also has Irish which isn't used that much recently

Location (relative location):

Western European Island just off mainland

Climate:

Temperate with cooler winters, and lots of humidity year round

Currency

Euro

Percent arable land:

15.11% arable land

GDP:

$195.4 billion

Major economic activities:

-pharmaceuticals

-tourism

-chemicals

-food products

Historical monument:

Aghowle Church

european union member?

Yes, Ireland is a member of the EU

Famous brands from Ireland:

-Bailey's

-Guinness

-Jameson