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  Apennine Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Apennine Mountains (Greek: Απεννινος; Latin: Appenninus--in both cases used in the singular; Italian: Appennini) is a mountain range stretching 1000 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, traversing the entire peninsula, and forming, as it were, the backbone of the country.
The volcanic mountains of the province of Rome are separated from the Apennines by the Tiber valley, and the Monti Lepini, or Volscian mountains, by the valleys of the Sacco and Liri.
In the northern Apennines the elevation of the sea floor appears to have begun at an earlier period, for the Upper Cretaceous of that part of the chain consists largely of sandstones and conglomerates.
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 Learn more about Apennine Mountains in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Apennine Mountains (Italian: Appennini) stretch 1000 km from the north to the south of Italy along its east coast, forming the spine of the country.
The mountains are mostly green and wooded, although the highest peak, Corno Grande (2,912 m), is covered by a glacier.
There is also a range of mountains on the Moon called the Apennine Mountains, beside the Mare Imbrium on which the Apollo 15 spacecraft landed.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /a/ap/apennine_mountains.html   (256 words)

  
 Adriatic Sea: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Adriatic Sea
The Adriatic Sea (Serbo-Croatian Jadransko more, Slovenian Jadransko morje) (ancient Adria or Hadria) is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula[?] (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps[?] and adjacent ranges.
South of the Istrian Peninsula[?], which separates the Gulfs of Venice and Gulf of Trieste[?] from the Strait of Kvarner[?], the island-fringe of the east coast extends as far south as Dubrovnik.
The islands, which are long and narrow (the long axis lying parallel with the coast of the mainland), rise rather abruptly to elevations of a few hundred feet, while on the mainland, notably in the magnificent inlet of the Bocche di Cattaro[?], lofty mountains often fall directly to the sea.
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 Adriatic Sea
The east coast is generally bold and rocky, with many islands.
South of the Istrian Peninsula, which separates the Gulfs of Venice and Gulf of Trieste from the Bay of Kvarner, the island-fringe of the east coast extends as far south as Dubrovnik.
The islands, which are long and narrow (the long axis lying parallel with the coast of the mainland), rise rather abruptly to elevations of a few hundred feet, with the exception of a few larger islands like Brač (Vidova gora, 778 m) or the peninsula Pelješac; (St. Ilija, 961 m).
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 Encyclopedia: Adriatic Sea
The Adriatic Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine Mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges.
The Gulf of Venice is a gulf located on the west of the Adriatic Sea, between the Istrian peninsula and the Po River delta.
Pelješac (Italian Sabioncello) is a peninsula in southern Croatia, in the Dubrovnik-Neretva county.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Adriatic-Sea   (2451 words)

  
 Apennine Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Tanaro (Tanarus), though largely fed by tributaries from the Ligurian Apennines, itself rises in the Maritime Alps, while the rivers on the south and south-west of the range are short and unimportant.
The south side of the range rises steeply from the sea, leaving practically no coast strip: its slopes are sheltered and therefore fertile and highly cultivated, and the coast towns are favourite winter resorts (see Riviera).
The zone of the Brianconnais (see Alps) may be followed as far as the Gulf of Genoa, but scarcely beyond, unless it is represented by the Trias and older beds of the Apuan Alps.
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 Abstracts – Atlas Florae Europaeae – FMNH
The vascular plant taxa of the Iberian Peninsula are abundant in Western Europe, which shows strong affinity with the Atlantic Province and weaker affinity with the Central European and Mediterranean Provinces.
By contrast the Apennine Peninsula has a quite clear floristic affinity with islands (Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica), in the southern Alps, and in the Dinaric Alps and more generally the Central European Province, but less so with the Atlantic Province.
Low number of records in the grid cells of parts of all peninsulas, particularly in Greece, and Eastern Europe are indications lower botanical activity and the vastness of the territory.
www.fmnh.helsinki.fi /english/botany/afe/news/abstracts.htm   (1699 words)

  
 Resources on the Apennine Chamois from academic institutions
The fauna are represented by the Apennine wolf, wild cat, boars, chamois, eagles, etc....
: Jutland (Denmark), the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain), the Apennine Peninsula (Italy), and...
Lord Byron, The Island:...through lands which are not mine, Adored the Alp, and loved the Apennine, Revered Parnassus...
mongabay.org /conservation/Apennine_Chamois.htm   (242 words)

  
 adriatic sea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Adriatic Sea (ancient Adria or Hadria) (Serbo-Croatian Jadransko more, Slovenian Jadransko morje, Latin Mare Hadriaticum) is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea separating the Apennine peninsula (Italy) from the Balkan peninsula, and the system of the Apennine mountains from that of the Dinaric Alps and adjacent ranges.
The eastern coast runs along the countries of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Albania.
The islands, which are long and narrow (the long axis lying parallel with the coast of the mainland), rise rather abruptly to elevations of a few hundred feet, with the exception of a few larger islands like Brač (Vidova gora, 778m) or the peninsula Pelješac (St. Ilija, 961m).
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 Apennine Mountains -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
There is also a (additional info and facts about lunar) lunar mountain range named the (additional info and facts about Montes Apenninus) Montes Apenninus.
They lend their name to the (additional info and facts about Apennine peninsula) Apennine peninsula which forms the major part of Italy.
The mountains are mostly green and wooded, although one side of the highest peak, (additional info and facts about Corno Grande) Corno Grande ((additional info and facts about 2,912 m) 2,912 m), is partially covered by the southernmost (A slowly moving mass of ice) glacier in Europe.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ap/apennine_mountains.htm   (183 words)

  
 The Conquest of the Italian Peninsula by the Carpatho - Danubians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Conquest of the Italian Peninsula by the Carpatho - Danubians
the re-conquest of the peninsula by the Carpatho-Danubian Ramantes, led by the "Magnificent Aeneas";
Time goes by, history changes, only for the Messapian people from the east of the Apennine Peninsula, as well as for the Venetics on the lower flow of the River Padus, to be considered today of Thracian origin (according to some, Thraco-Illyrian).
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 The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights
The prototypes of Etruscan portrait sculpture are the clay votive heads - lids of vessels in the form of a man's head.
In ancient times the area south of the Apennine peninsula and the eastern coast of Sicily populated by Greek settlers in the 7th century BC were called Greater Greece.
This region is represented in the museum by ceramics, the art of which reached its zenith in the 7th century BC; the most typical items are red-figure vases from Lucania.
www.hermitagemuseum.org /html_En/03/hm3_1_2.html   (294 words)

  
 Albania Definition / Albania Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
It is formally part of Serbia, but since the Kosovo War it has been administered by the United Nations as a protectorate.
Under such a system, legislative decisions are made by the people themselves or by representatives who act through the consent of the people, as enforced by elections and the rule of law....
Albania is located in the south-eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, Albania is a small country bordered by Yugoslavia and Greece.
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 Apennine Mountains - TheBestLinks.com - Apennines, Adriatic Sea, Glacier, Italy, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
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Apennines, Apennine Mountains, Adriatic Sea, Glacier, Italy, World War II, 1944...
There is also a range of mountains on the Moon named Apennine Mountains (Moon)
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 Uniqueness in the heart of Europe - Venetic culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The Europe was defined by the settlement of a people called Veneti and the spread of the so-called Urnfield culture.
They both appeared in the 13th century BC and spread over central Europe from the Baltic Sea down the Apennine Peninsula as far as Sicily.
Outstanding among them, spreading their influence to regions beyond their designated areas, were the Lausatian culture in central Europe, Hallstatt culture to the south, the Etruscan culture on the Apennine Peninsula and the Este culture between the Adriatic Sea and the Alps.
www.thezaurus.com /sloveniana/venetic_culture.htm   (701 words)

  
 Italic languages --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
Indo-European languages spoken in the Apennine Peninsula (Italy) during the 1st millennium
certain Indo-European languages that were once spoken in the Apennine Peninsula (modern Italy) and in the eastern part of the Po valley.
In a very early Semitic writing used in about 1500 BC on the Sinai Peninsula, there often appeared a sign (1) believed by some scholars to mean the same as the sign (2) which was developed beginning in about 1000 BC in Byblos and in other Phoenician and Canaanite centers.
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 Untitled Document
The Adriatic spans from the Balkan to the Apennine peninsula.
The Adriatic Sea got it's name from an ancient port of the same name.
The average speed of currents is about 0.5 knots, but they can also rise up to 4 knots.
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 Europe Now [v5.0]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
*Most of the Iberian Peninsula is a large semiarid plateau
*Apennine Peninsula, which forms Italy extends like a giant boot into the Mediterranean Sea
*The central uplands extend from the Iberian Peninsula through France and Germany.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Germany
In Italy Arduin of Ivrea founded a new kingdom; naturally enough the Apennine Peninsula revolted against the German imperial policy.
France, now greatly increased in power, wished to gain a firm foothold in the Italian peninsula, and put forward claims to Naples and Milan.
Thus began the long struggle of the Hapsburg dynasty with France for the possession of Italy.
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 The treaty with Italy (from World War II) --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The port of Trieste to be internationalized under United Nations control.
It has a shape that has been likened frequently to a high-heeled boot about to prod its triangular subject island of Sicily.
A republic of southern Europe, Italy occupies the Apennine Peninsula, Sicily, Sardinia, and a number of smaller islands in the Mediterranean Sea.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-210483   (1014 words)

  
 S h a u n a u . com
I have been thinking about going to Italy for a long time.
In April, my dream has finally came true when I spent 2 weeks exploring the Apennine peninsula.
This is a wonderful collection of photos I took during the trip.
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 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Italian Peninsula   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
This is an extract from The Middle East Open Encyclopedia, made possible through the Wikimedia Foundation.
Located in Southern Europe, it consists of three states:
They link directly to authoring tools for you to start writing a particular article.
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