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Central Europe.

Last summer's floods hit many parts of Central Europe, which is shown on this map. Central Europe is a region-an area that shares many geographical, historical, and cultural features.

During the Cold War, from 1945 to 1991, the U.S. and the Soviet Union competed for Power in this part of Europe. At that time, the continent was divided into Eastern and Western Europe.

The Soviet Union and most countries in Eastern Europe were under Communist rule. The Communist governments lost power between 1989 and 1991.

In December 1991, the Soviet Union broke up into 15 different countries.

QUESTIONS

1. The Elbe River empties into what large body of water? _____

2. In what general compass direction does the Elbe flow? _____

3. Prague is located on the banks of what river? _____

4. In what direction would you travel to go from Prague to Cesky Krumlov? _____

5. What is the latitude and longitude of Krakow, Poland? ______

6. What city on the map is located at approximately 54[degrees]N, 10[degrees]E? _____

7. Floods also hit a country located at 45[degrees]N, 25[degrees]E. What is this country? _____

8. What is the approximate distance in miles from Prague to Dersden? _____

9. Which capital city, located at 53[degrees]N, 13[degrees]E, was divided into East and West during the Cold War? _____

10. What German city shown on the map is downriver from Dresden? _____

World map questions, p. 9

1. The North Sea

2. Northwest

3. The Vltava River

4. South

5. 50[degrees N, 20[degrees]E

6. Hamburg

7. Romania

8. 75 miles

9. Berlin

10. Hamburg
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