Europe Atlas Exercise #2.

 

We havenŐt really looked at how European countries rank in terms of population.  So, please turn to the World Political Information beginning on p. 289 and list the ten largest European Union countries and their populations in order of descending population.

 

                        Country                                                                   Population          

1. _______________                                                    _______________           

2. _______________                                                    _______________           

3. _______________                                                    _______________           

4. _______________                                                    _______________           

5. _______________                                                    _______________           

6. _______________                                                    _______________           

7. _______________                                                    _______________           

8. _______________                                                    _______________           

9. _______________                                                    _______________           

10. ______________                                                    _______________           

 

 

One aspect of EuropeŐs population is its recent increase in ethnic diversity.  This increase emerged after WWII.  Some countries in the European Union have established reputations as welcoming hosts of refugees.  Look at the map and bar graphs on p. 81 to see the geographic distribution of refugees in Europe.

 

  1. Which three EU countries host the largest refugee populations? ____________ _____________ ____________
  2. Compare the size of these three countriesŐ refugee populations with that of the US. ___________________________