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 european rivers and rivers of europe
Recognized as the longest river in France, the navigable Loire begins in the foothills of the Massif Central, then flows north and west across the heartland of France, finally ending in the Bay of Biscay.
Italy's longest river begins in the upper reaches of the Alps, flowing west to east across northern Italy, ending in the Adriatic Sea.
The Volga River, the largest and longest river system is Europe rises in the hills just northwest of Moscow, and then flows 2,300 miles (3,700 km) to the east and southeast before emptying into the Caspian Sea.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/euriv.htm   (696 words)

 Euopean Geography Quizzes - Fun Map Games
Though Europe is the second smallest continent in area, it is the third largest in population with roughly 800 million people.
Europe is home to the Swiss, Italian and French Alps, a mountain range that spread across three countries.
The three longest rivers in Europe are the Volga, the Danube and the Ural.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /European_Geography.htm   (631 words)

Western Europe, as far south as the Alps, the Pyrenees, and, reaching beyond the Pyrenees, into the Spanish Peninsula, to the east as far as the Baltic and the Vistula River, is formed of debris and sedimentary deposits.
The fauna of Europe is in accord with the climate and vegetation.
A convincing proof of this was the courageous struggle of Europe against the attempted inroads of Islam, and especially the expeditions of conquest to the Holy Land repeatedly undertaken by the various nations of Europe acting together.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05607b.htm   (7576 words)

 europe maps of countries landforms rivers and information pages
Europe, the planet's 6th largest continent includes 47 countries and assorted dependencies and territories.
In exacting geographic definitions, Europe is really not a continent, but part of the peninsula of Euroasia which includes all of Europe and Asia.
Europe's lowest point is on the surface of the Caspian Sea, at 92 ft (28m) below sea level.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/eu.htm   (465 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Regional Information - Europe
Europe is comprised of a mostly flat and verdant, fertile plain with a few pockets of mountainous plateau in the south such as the French and Swiss Alps, Massif Central, the Pyrenees, the Transylvanian Alps and the Carpathian Mountains.
The important rivers of Europe are the Loire, Seine, Rhine, Rhone, Elbe, the Danube and the Western Dvina.
Europe is home to a diverse mix of people and their cultures and individual languages are all very special and unique, although some share similarities with other nations.
www.worldworx.tv /regional-information/europe   (373 words)

 RC Simulations Flight Simulation Specialists +44(0)117 9715000
For this reason Roads and Rivers of Europe is optimised for the normal VFR altitude of 2000-4000 feet.
Roads and Rivers of Europe moves a number of buildings to their correct real world location but there will still be some that might look slightly out of place.
Roads and Rivers of Europe removes a number of default bridges where they are so far out of place that they would be entirely on land when the new roads and rivers are displaying.
www.rcsimulations.com /roadsand.htm   (1337 words)

 Rivers Of Europe books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Remote castles, mountain villages,monasteries and towering ranges that are the haunt of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and a variety of sects are all savoredin the approach to the Iron Gates, the division between the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, where, for now, the story ends.
Rivers of Gold: The Rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan
Trout and Salmon Rivers and Lochs of Scotland (Trout and Salmon)
www.abito.net /books/rivers_of_europe.htm   (1115 words)

 Europe River Cruise Tours to Danube, Rhine, France, Holland's Tulip Time
Experienced travelers agree that a European river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to explore Europe's castles, cathedrals and picturesque villages.
The Rhine River is one of Europe's major rivers, originating in the Swiss Alps and covering five countries.
The Moselle River extends through France and Luxembourg and meets the Rhine in Germany at Koblenz.
www.rivercruisetours.com /europe/europe.htm   (407 words)

 List of rivers of Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rivers that flow into other rivers are in the orographic order, i.e., by the proximity of their points of confluence to the sea.
The rivers in this section are sorted clockwise, from Otranto, southern Italy, to Vlorë in southern Albania.
The rivers in this section are sorted north-west to south-east from Vlorë to Cape Malea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_rivers_of_Europe   (506 words)

 Europe's Four Romantic Rivers, European River Cruise Tours
Devin Castle, a fortress at the confluence of the Morava and Danube rivers, is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Slovakia as is Michael’s Gate, the foundations of which were laid in the first half of the 14th century.
Originally an ancient Celtic village, Passau was built on a narrow rocky tongue of land between the Danube and the Inn, and faces the wooded cliffs and fortress of Oberhaus.
Crowded against the left bank of the river by a huge vineyard-covered hill, this town is a typical wine village, complete with tastings and festivals.
www.rivercruisetours.com /europe/GrandEurope/europesfourromanticrivers.htm   (1950 words)

 River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rivers begin at their source in higher ground, either rising from a spring, forming from glacial meltwater, flowing from a body of water such as a lake, or simply from damp, boggy places where the soil is waterlogged.
River management is an ongoing activity as rivers tend to 'undo' the modifications made by man. Dredged channels silt up, sluice mechanisms deteriorate with age, levees and dams may suffer seepage or catastrophic failure.
The Lena, the principal river of northeastern Siberia
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rivers   (1733 words)

Streams that flow at a river source are the headwaters and are at the river's highest elevation.
River Resource encourages the study of all aspects of rivers: their present, past, and future; their social and natural history; their ecology, folklore and legends; their music, literature, and art.
Rivers are the cradles of civilization and they play an important part in the life of those who live near it.
www.42explore.com /rivers.htm   (2286 words)

 River Systems of the World
River water is diverted for agricultural irrigation, industry, hygiene, and related uses.
Where possible, diverted water may be returned to the river clean and near the point of diversion; specifically, some municipal water supplies treat their sewage and return fairly clean water to the river.
Most rivers are not so lucky: either the water comes back contaminated with pollutants, or not at all.
www.rev.net /~aloe/river   (465 words)

 WWF - Living Rivers For Europe
WWF urges Poland to reconsider damming the Vistula River.
Pollution: Diffuse pollution from agriculture has hardly been addressed: 1 in 2 rivers in the UK and Belgian Flanders are still heavily polluted with phosphorus while 1 in 10 rivers in Belgian Flanders, Denmark and the UK are very heavily polluted with nitrogen.
Major infrastructure projects are still being developed: a large scale water transfer scheme from the Ebro in Spain, damming and river engineering projects for the Vistula in Poland, and extensive new waterways in Central and Eastern Europe.
www.panda.org /news_facts/newsroom/news/index.cfm?uNewsID=2004   (504 words)

 National Rivers, Rivers of Europe: Overview of Europe whitewater, Europe paddling, Europe canoeing, Europe kayaking, ...
National Rivers, Rivers of Europe: Overview of Europe whitewater, Europe paddling, Europe canoeing, Europe kayaking, Europe rafting, Europe fly-fishing, Europe river conservation, Europe river law, and Europe river access.
In the meantime, note that the rivers of Europe are described in the books and videos available from the NORS Resource Center.
The National Rivers Website and the Rivers of Europe section are made possible by the generosity of the members of the National Organization for Rivers (NORS,) a nonprofit organization supported by members throughout the U.S. and the world.
www.nationalrivers.org /world/eu-view.htm   (157 words)

 Canals & Rivers of europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Europe has an interesting network of canals and rivers that make it possible to cruise from France to Russia.
Today many European canals and rivers are the home of luxury hotel barges who will treat you to an unforgettable vacation cruise.
A canal or river cruise allows you to see Europe at a very slow speed.
www.canalsandriversofeurope.com   (192 words)

 Europe River Cruise information, competitive cruise pricing, instant price quotes
River cruising is the most enjoyable, comfortable and hassle-free way to see the very best of Europe.
A river cruise is available as a complete vacation - including airfare, cruise accommodations in a spacious outside cabin, all shore excursions, all meals, and all transfers - for one affordable, all-inclusive price.
From ancient times to the present Europe's Rivers are the lifeblood of towns and villages that are built along their banks.
www.europe-river-cruise.com   (401 words)

 Great Rivers with Peter Deilmann   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Our river cruises are designed for the first time cruiser as well as the frequent European vacationer who enjoys comfort, style, attentive service and fine dining.
Our river cruise itineraries glide through the heart of Europe across countries like Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Poland and more without the usual inconveniences of packing and unpacking.
And new for 2004, exclusive to Deilmann, sail the Vistula River in Poland between Warsaw and Gdansk on Baltic coast.
www.europeanbarging.com /Deilmann/great_rivers_with_peter_deilmann.htm   (392 words)

 CNN.com - Europe urged to clean up rivers - April 20, 2001
The ongoing water study, which will investigate most of Europe's rivers, is being carried out over a two-year period which started in April 2000.
The WWF said the Rhone and Seine in France, the Ebro and Segura in Spain, the Severn in Britain, the Danube in Austria, the Maas and Scheldt in Belgium were among the worst polluted rivers in Europe.
Of the rivers examined by WWF only a handful already meet future the requirements of the Directive, including the Wye and the Usk in Wales, the Teno in Finland, the Morava in Austria, the Coe in Scotland, the Derwent in England and the Semois in Belgium.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/04/20/wwf.rivers   (435 words)

 TRN Feature: Great Rivers of Europe
There was always a dike beside to separate the river from fields surrounded by ditches of water and pumps to return the water to the river.
It included a walk along the river and a biergarten where a group of soccer players were having a wonderful time singing to girls as they went by.
Koblenz is situated at the junction of the Rhine and Mosel Rivers.
news.trcmaine.org /features/greatrivers.php   (10193 words)

 WWF - Living Rivers for Europe
WWF Scotland is joining up with WWF national organisations across Europe to launch a Living Rivers Initiative this autumn, aiming to protect and restore river systems across Europe.
WWF is active in 25 countries across Europe with 65 river projects which demonstrate solutions to river management problems.
A blueprint for rivers will be produced with case studies from these projects, and clear actions will be identified for each sector pointing to steps toward s Living Rivers.
www.fishingnet.com /afc/living_rivers.htm   (154 words)

 USATODAY.com - Rivers rising in three European countries   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The northern city of Hrensko, on the border with Germany, was completely immersed in water and sealed off by police as the Elbe River continued to rise.
The flooding, which started last week, was caused by quickly melting snow in the Czech mountains and rain in most of the country.
In Austria, a river dam burst Monday, forcing the partial evacuation of the village of Duernkrut northeast of Vienna.
www.usatoday.com /weather/storms/2006-04-03-rising-rivers_x.htm   (264 words)

 List of rivers of Europe (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Rivers that flow into other rivers are sorted by the proximity of their points of confluence to the sea.
The rivers in this section are sorted west (Neapoli, Vatika) to east (Istanbul).
Rivers of Kazakhstan (the Western portion is in Europe, this List includes the Asian ones).
list-of-rivers-of-europe.iqnaut.net.cob-web.org:8888   (565 words)

 The Crossing - Wandering the Canals & Rivers of Europe
It is difficult to think of a destination in Europe that cannot be reached by water.
From my charts of the river I could see many sandbars that needed to be avoided in the estuary and the skipper of the boat I was to follow reassured me that they had made this trip many times before and knew how to stay out of trouble...which turned out to be true!
I was surprised however, to see how poorly marked the river was...the buoys/markers were difficult to find, poorly labeled and very far apart...the rivers in Europe are much better marked.
www.escapeartist.com /efam20/Europes_Canals.html   (2648 words)

 Europe - Rivers and Lakes Quizzes and Trivia -- FunTrivia
Though it lacks the "romance" of the Rhine, the Elbe is one of the most important and busy rivers in Europe.
In this quiz I will ask you about some border rivers in Europe.
This is quite a tricky quiz on the regions and cities of the famous river Danube which gives its name to the song 'The Blue Danube' though maybe the river isn't so blue anymore.
www.funtrivia.com /ql.cfm?cat=11657   (502 words)

 The Hindu : Romance of Europe's rivers
You swoosh exuberantly along the river, overtaking barges, past castles and monasteries, fishing- platforms and forests, industrial towns and wetlands.
Nothing in Europe rivals the view at nighttime from any bridge spanning the river.
But the distinction of being the liveliest river crossing belongs to the Charles Bridge across the Vltava river at Prague.
www.hinduonnet.com /2000/06/17/stories/13171101.htm   (491 words)

 AAA Going Places Magazine | September-October 2001 | Europe's Rambling Rivers
Germany’s River Cloud, for example, was launched in 1996 with 45 cabins to house up to 90 passengers.
The ship has a sauna and fitness equipment, beauty salon in a tiny corner of the boutique, a spacious lounge, and a dining room where meals of eight or nine courses are served on crystal, china and snowy linen.
Most of them are on the water, many of them on rivers that carried Romans, Magyars, Huns and Goths to their destinies.
www.aaagoingplaces.com /pagesso01/europe.htm   (710 words)

 Blue Rivers for Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
One of the major goals of a future-orientated water policy must be to give priority to the protection of water, as is required in Chapter 18 of Agenda 21 of the 1992 UN Rio conference.
IFN is the umbrella organisation of all Friends of Nature associations in Europe, comprising 600,000 members in all EU countries.
The problem in Europe is not water shortage, but the massive agricultural and industrial impact on the environment.
naturfreunde.org /Landesverband/Aktionen/BlaueFluesse/BlueRivers.html   (594 words)

 River Cruises - CruiseShipCenters (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Douro is not the longest, grandest, or most historic of Europe's rivers, but she certainly is one of most untouched and beautiful.
Your cruise on the Douro River takes you from Porto on a wonderfully scenic path through deep cleft gorges terraced with thousands of vineyards, past sleepy villages and a tranquil countryside of almond and citris trees, to just before the Spanish border.
Coveted through the ages by aristocrats and invaders alike, the Po River Valley overflows with a wealth of art, culture, and traditions, and is the home of much of Italy's quintessential cuisine.
www.cruises.vancouver.com.cob-web.org:8888 /Page.aspx-URL-RiversofEurope.htm   (1351 words)

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