A Text-Book of Geography

A Text-Book of Geography

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...great cotton and other textile manufactures which have arisen there in consequence of local coal and iron. In the east of the German Plain Thorn, Posen, and Breslau are important fortresses commanding the Russian frontier. Each of them, it may be noted, is at a point where east and west routes cross large rivers flowing north. Breslau is also the commercial capital of the rich mining district of Silesia, and a seat of woollen and iron manufactures. Spandau, Magdeburg, and Kiistrin, further west, are the central fortresses guarding Berlin. Kiistrin commands the crossing of the Oder, and Magdeburg that of the Elbe, while Spandau is the citadel of the capital itself. Hanover, once the capital of a kingdom, is now important as the place where the chief railway line from Holland to Berlin crosses the chief line from Hamburg to southern Germany. Saxon Towns. 276. The Kingdom of Saxony belongs only partly to the plain, the south of it being on the slopes of the Riesen Gebirge. The district where the Elbe breaks through the mountains is a very picturesque region known as "Saxon Switzerland." Saxony is the most-densely peopled state in Europe, having over 700 inhabitants per square mile. This is chiefly due to the coal-field near Chemnitz, which is one of the chief centres of the German textile industries, especially cotton. Dresden, on the Elbe, just at the exit from the mountains, owes its importance chiefly to its rank as the capital of Saxony, and is a large residential town, famous for music and art. "Dresden" china is made at Meissen, lower down the river. Leipzig, on a tributary of the Saale, is important as the place where several routes from southwest Germany and from Austria converge on to the plain. It is the fourth largest...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488334
  • 9781236488336