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EURO-CITY CASE STUDY ANALYSIS REPORT
Topic: Regional Capital.
This assignment requires you to select a European city of your choice and perform a basic
geographic analysis of it. You will conduct your research, write an approximately 2 page descriptive
narrative of your research findings, and include at least one map of the city
You MUST cite your sources!
The Euro-City Analysis Report must include the following for full credit (10 points):
– Identify and Geographic Location (2 points):
Absolute location and Relative location
Climate region; Primary landform
Geographic site and situation
Primary or major physical geographic features
Country and political jurisdiction(s)
– City’s Origins and Description (4 points):
Origins of the city or settlement:
Why was it located there?
Strategic location, trading route, favorable harbor, river, university
Year or date city was founded, chartered, or “referenced”
Primary functions: Capital city, administrative, port, trade, manufacturing, industry, crossroads,
border, castle, university, tourism.
Description of urban patterns: Street pattern, transportation routes and access, focal points, major
squares, landmarks, etc.
– Major buildings or landmarks:
Castles, city walls, or structures of defense
Gates, towers, and bridges
Cathedrals, churches, city halls, and guild halls
Museums and universities
Palaces, gardens, and parks
– Cultural Geography (1 point):
Dominant cultural aspects and features of the population:
Primary language(s) and ethnicity(ies)
Major events, historical significance, celebrations, festivals
– Analysis (1 point):
What defines the city or makes it unique (in your view)?
Map Page (2 points):
Map of city under analysis.
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