Outlines of European Geography

Outlines of European Geography

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Birmingham, and manufactures cannon and fire-arms. In the same province is Venders, seat of the woollen manufacture. 10. Mons and Charleroi, in Hainault, are in the centre of coal-fields. Namur, in Namur, like Liege, has iron-works. Tournai, in Hainault, makes more so-called "Brussels" carpets than the capital itself. 11. Ostend is a seaport and bathing-place. A service of steamboats runs between Harwich and Ostend. LESSON XXXV. FRANCE. POSITION--COAST--ISLANDS--MOUNTAINS. 1. France is a country 660 miles long by 615 broad, and has a compact outline. It is separated from Belgium by merely artificial boundaries; from the German Empire partly in the same way, and partly by the southern Vosges; from Switzerland, Italy, and Spain by great natural barriers, the Jura Mountains, the Alps, and the Pyrenees. 2. The coast is but little indented, the only considerable openings being the bay of St. Malo on the north-west, and the mouths of the rivers Seine, Loire, and Garonne. The waters of the Atlantic wash the western coast in a long gentle curve, called the Bay of Biscay. On the north-west the English Channel, and further north the Straits of Dover, or, as the French name them, the Pas de Calais, part France from England. The south-east is bathed by the Mediterranean in a somewhat wide gulf, the Gulf of Lyons. 3. The coast is marked by some prominent capes. The chief are Cape Griz Nez (grey nose or cape) on the Straits of Dover; Cape La Hogue, a very conspicuous point looking towards Portland Bill, and within a few miles of the English possession of Alderney; and Cape Bee du Raz, at the westerly extremity, and commanding the northern entrance to the Bay of Biscay. 4. The islands are few and unimportant. The Channel Islands, French by...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880765
  • 9781236880765