3 Divergent European Countries
By: Thomas Kilbourne
Intro To Europe
Europe is one of the seven continents. It is bordered by Asia, the Arctic Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. Europe is the second-smallest continent and covers about 10,180,000 kilometers. There are 50 countries in Europe and the largest by far is Russia. Europe is also the third most populated continent after Asia and Africa.
Italy is one of the many countries in Europe. Italy has a population of 61,482,297 million. Some languages that are mainly spoken in Italy are; Italian, German, and French. The main religions practiced are Christian, Muslim, Atheists, and Agnostic. In Italy the currency is the Euro and the exchange rate for the U.S. dollar is .7752. A major brand in Italy is Ferrari. Its type of government is a Republic and their President is Giorgio Napolitano. Major economic activites In 1940 Italy entered WW11. Italy is the 10th biggest country in Europe.
Czech Republic is a Parliament Democracy led by Jiri Rusnok. The population in Czech is 10,609,762 million. Their currency is called the Czech Koruna. The exchange for the U.S. dollar is $19.578. Some of the major exports include wheat, potatoes, and sugar beets. The common languages spoken are; Roman Catholic, Protestant, and other. Some music listened to is folk music. The climate in Czech is moderate and the relative location is 48 degrees N and 12 degrees E. One historical monument is the Napoleonic Battlefields. Currently in the Czech Republic, police found say they found explosives at the Palestinian Mission.
Belgium is the 36th biggest country in Europe. It is a Federal Parliamentary democracy and is run by King Philippe. The population in Belgium is; 10,444,268 million. The amount of arable land is 27.42%. Some of the languages spoken are; French, Dutch, and German. The religions practiced are; Roman Catholic and others. A famous cultural food Belgium chocolate. A historical event that occurred on the land is the Battle of The Bulge. The climate on the land is temperate maritime. One historical monument is at St. Michael and Guadula Cathedual. Belgium makes most of its money from machinery exports and agriculture.