Greece, Turkey in Europe, Rumania, Servia, Montenegro, Italy, Spain, and Portugal

Greece, Turkey in Europe, Rumania, Servia, Montenegro, Italy, Spain, and Portugal

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...but it is one of the most clearly defined districts of Europe, and its inhabitants have retained many original traits. The contrast between the Padane plains and the littoral region beyond the barren Apennines is striking, but if we travel in the direction of Provence or of Tuscany the landscape changes only by degrees. The rampart of the Apennines surrounds the whole of the Gulf of ' Tonnage of vessels which entered and cleared (including the coasting --588,095 tons in 1865; 1,070,600 tons in 1875. Value of imports by sea (1874): -- 5,960,200; of exports, 2,848,040. 1-Population of the principal towns of Venetis (1871): --Venice (Venezia), 128,901; Verona, 65,876; Padua (Padova), 52,011; Vicenza, 26,994; Udine, 22,692; Chioggia, 19,841; Treviso 18,547; Cavarzere, 12,336; Vittorio (formerly called Ceneda), 10,533; Adria, 9,834; Rovigo, 7,974; Feltre, 6,570; Belluno, 5,770; Este, 5,743. 1 Area, 2,153 square miles; population (1871), 843,250; density, 391. Genoa, and there is not a single break in it. These mountains are very different in character from the Alps, though joined to them as the branch of a tree is united to its trunk. It is not possible to tell where one chain ends and the other begins. If the main direction of the mountain is to be the criterion, the Ligurian Apennines may be said to begin at the frontier of France, near the sources of the Tinea and Vesubio; but if great height, pastures, and perennial snow are considered suflicient to constitute an Alpine region, then the Apennines only begin to the east of the Col di Tenda, for the fine summits of the Clapier, Fenetre, and Gordalesque, to the west of that pass, attain a height of 10,000 feet. They are quite Alpine in their character, and may boast more

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  • English
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