Case Study Italy (Comparing North and South) 1
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Case Study Italy (Comparing North and South) 1

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Both Genoa and Milan are in Northern Italy. The larger portion of Northern Italy is occupied by the basin of the Po river, which comprises the whole of the broad plain extending from the foot of the Apennines to that of the Alps.

Try our Geography quiz on comparisons between North and South Italy.

Which fact is true of northern Italy but not the south?
A long history of crime and corruption
Cheap hydro-electric power is available
Mainly unskilled labor
Remote from the main EU markets
The Mafia run organized crime in the south
Which northern city is a major coastal port?
When describing the traditional south of Italy, which of these is false?
Little money is invested in improving the land
Soils are deep and fertile
Summer droughts are common
There are large areas of hilly land
The soils are thin between bare rock outcrops
The south has traditionally had what type of land use?
Dairy cattle
Fruit and vegetables
Grazing sheep and goats
Rubber plantations
They cope best with the steep, bare slopes
What is the main industry in the city of Turin?
Motor vehicles
Oil refining
Paper production
Textile manufacturing
Turin is the home of Fiat cars
Traditionally found in the south, what are Latifundi?
Dry river valleys
Hilltop villages
Large farms belonging to wealthy landowners
Marshy coastal areas
This is why few farmers have owned their own land
When the south 'closes down' during the afternoon heat it is called what?
Where do most of the south's wealthy landowners live?
In another country
In caravans
In the cities
On their farms
Which city is not part of northern Italy's 'Industrial Triangle'?
What are autostradas that help industry in the north?
Groups of skilled workers
Loans to build factories
Power stations
The wealthy north Italian markets are linked by them
Author:  Jan Crompton

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