Comparison Between Holland And Croatia

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Rajesh Lamsal
Prof. Zamanian
Geog 1301
4/23/17
Comparison between Holland and Croatia
Holland and Croatia are countries which are located in Europe. Though they are on the same continent, the two countries have significant differences with regards to their geography. Their geological features, climate, and environmental sustainability issues defer greatly. Nevertheless, when it comes to the hydrosphere, the two countries are almost similar with regards to closeness to the sea. While Holland borders the North Sea, Croatia borders the Adriatic Sea. With these similarities and differences, it is important to explore and compare Holland and Croatia to allow for a better understanding and appreciation of each country’s unique physical
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Later in the middle Tertiary, the Dinaric Alps were leveled by natural forces (Dinaric Alps - Summitpost). However, in later Tertiary and at the beginning of the Quaternary, the Dinarics were built up to today’s heights. The built up still continues. The chief economic activities in the area include mining, forestry, and tourism (Dinaric Alps - Summitpost). However, the area remains underpopulated and almost untouched by human activities hence not posing a threat to the Dinaric Alps, and the wildlife found on them. Atmosphere Holland has a temperate maritime climate with warm summers and relatively mild winters. This climate is influenced by the heat from the sun and the North Sea (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency 21). Daytime temperatures range from between 2 0C to 6 0C in the winter and 17 0C to 20 0C in the summer (Weatheronline.co.uk). The mean annual precipitation ranges from between 700 to 900 millimeters per year. Climate change in Holland has been observed in terms of the increase in the average temperature, increase in the amount and intensity of precipitation, and the common occurrence of extremely hot days (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency 8). The climate change has had both positive and negative impacts on Holland. The positive impacts include increase in agricultural productivity and the number of good weather days suited for recreation. The negative impacts, on the other hand, include frequent flooding and reduction in

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