A Geography of Europe by Lionel William LydeA Geography of Europe by Lionel William Lyde

A Geography of Europe

byLionel William Lyde

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1897. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... DENMARK Copenhagen, 56 N. ( = Glasgow, Moscow). Lesson 32--Surroundings 1. Denmark is practically an island kingdom, as it has only 50 miles of land boundary--along the frontier of Schleswig. Cf. p. 61. (1) The chief islands are, Zealand, Funen, and Laaland. (2) These islands stretch right across the entrance to the Baltic; and, therefore, the commercial and strategic importance of the position is enormous. (3) The land boundary is unprotected, but the peninsula of Jutland is much less important than the islands. 2. The strips of water which divide up the country are--the Great Belt, the Little Belt, and the Sound. (1) The Great Belt is the only one deep enough for men-of war, but Denmark dare not use her position against Russia and Germany. (2) The Little Belt is too shallow, too crooked, and too narrow, to be of any importance, either commercial or strategic. (3) The Sound is very straight, and broad enough and deep enough for all the merchant shipping of the Baltic. 3. The coast on the North Sea is, like that of Holland, an unbroken stretch of sandbanks; and, as in Holland, the sea has more than once broken into the country. (1) In this way the Liim Fiord was made. (2) There are dykes in some places. (3) There are no harbours, which is a great pity, as the North Sea never freezes. 4. The chief harbours are Copenhagen, Aarhuus, and Aalborg. (1) Copenhagen, which is as large as Leeds or Dublin, is a magnificent harbour, and commands the whole trade of the Baltic. It is a dozen times as large as any other town in the country. Cf. p. 5. (2) Aarhuus, a grain and cattle port in Jutland, which commands the Great Belt, is a little town about the size of Lancaster or Colchester. (3) Aalborg is a canal port on the Liim Fiord, and is no larger than Winchester or Herefor...
Title:A Geography of EuropeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217161537

ISBN - 13:9780217161534