Category Archives: Europe

The world’s second most active volcano is in Europe. It’s Mount Etna in Italy. Vatnajökull (or Vatna Glacier) is Europe’s largest glacier with an area of more than 8,000 square kilometers. Europe has the highest GDP (income per person) of all the continents. As a continent, the economy of Europe is currently the largest on Earth. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 45 countries in Europe.
In the coastal fringes of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, as well as on the Mediterranean islands, there are large areas of Mediterranean brown earth and terra rossa. The latter arise on hard, pure limestone in an alternately humid, subtropical climate. They are considered to be relic soils dating from the tertiary and interglacial periods. The Mediterranean brown soils that occur in association with them are limited to moist locations with often clay-rich carbonate rock or clay-free rock as a substrate.

Dark clay soils are good arable soils and occur over a large area, for example in south-eastern Europe, as guide soil. They arise in warm to moderately humid climates and have a mighty humus and clay-rich A horizon. As a result of their alternating moisture content, the clays of this horizon swell or shrink depending on the water content.

Marsh and floodplain soils arise on the mostly clay-rich deposits of rivers or seas. They have a special, periodically changing groundwater and soil water balance. In this case, the soil-forming process is so-called gleying, the interplay between reduction when saturated with water and oxidation when air enters, which is associated with a shift and precipitation of substances. Gleye can be good soils if the water balance can be regulated.

Peatland occurs as a process when conditions occur due to particularly high groundwater levels or dammed rainwater with the exclusion of air in which the organic matter is no longer decomposed and peat is formed (peatland). This phenomenon can be seen in Central Europe in the high altitudes of the mountains, in depressions and in some river plains. Extensive boggy soils are only found in the cold zone of the boreal coniferous forests in northern Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

Under the designation permafrost and tundra soils, different soils are summarized, which have a low soil thickness and a high proportion of raw humus in common. For the complete list of nations in Europe, please visit businesscarriers.com.

How to Get to Davos, Switzerland

Davos is a small ski resort, there is no airport there. Most tourists get through Zurich. Trains depart from Zurich Airport to Davos, although you will have to change trains at the railway station and then at Landquart. The whole trip will take a little over 2.5 hours and will cost from 30.5 CHF. Tickets… Read More »

Davos, Switzerland

Davos is one of the best mountain resorts in the world. It is located in a vast valley at an altitude of 1560 m and is territorially divided into two parts – western Davos Platz and eastern Davos Dorf (Davos Doft). In the neighborhood, a little-known in Russia, but popular in Europe ski resort Klosters,… Read More »

Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Lake Geneva (Leman) is the second largest in Central Europe. The water in it is clean, but very cool: you can swim only in July-August. The beaches are grassy and platforms. Basically, tourists are attracted here not so much by the beach as by the cleanest air, warm climate (up to +32.. + 36 °… Read More »

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland

Yverdon-les-Bains, located in the Lake Geneva region, is the only thermal and lakeside resort in Switzerland with a natural sandy beach. The town is located on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel and boasts an impressive medieval castle and a beautiful cathedral on the central square. Check recipesinthebox for more cities and countries in Europe. History Local… Read More »

Interlaken, Switzerland

Interlaken is a small town in the Swiss Alps that has been popular with tourists for over 300 years. The nature here is very beautiful: the city is located between lakes, surrounded by mountain landscapes and coniferous forests, so the air here is simply magical. First of all, skiers come to Interlaken, especially those who… Read More »

Friborg, Switzerland

The small Swiss town of Friborg surprises from the first time: at the same time cozy and patriarchal, it is “stuffed” to the eyeballs with the achievements of modern civilization – from solar panels to electric cars, famously rolling along its streets. Here, in some miraculous way, medieval monuments and modern quarters, a peaceful way… Read More »

Crans-Montana, Switzerland

Crans-Montana enjoys worldwide fame as a year-round mountain resort, a venue for major international congresses and prestigious sporting events. This resort, as the name implies, consists of two villages – Crans and Montana, located a kilometer apart from each other in the valley of the Rhone River. Five kilometers from them there is the village… Read More »

Leukerbad, Switzerland

Coming to Leukerbad just to go skiing is a more ridiculous idea. The main advantage of Leukerbad is its healing thermal springs. One of the largest thermal complexes in Europe, Burgerbad, is located here. Therefore, the resort is considered an ideal place for those who want to combine skiing with wellness treatments. Check paradisdachat for more… Read More »

Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne, one of the cultural centers of the country, stands on the northern shore of Lake Geneva. The city is famous for the majestic Gothic Cathedral of St. Francis (1145-1275), towering over the old part of the city with its original houses and old bridges over the rivers Flon and Louve. Check loverists for more cities… Read More »

Locarno, Switzerland

Locarno is a famous tourist center of the canton of Ticino, located on Lake Maggiore at the foot of the Swiss Alps. It is called the “city of peace” not only because of the famous international peace treaty signed here in 1925, but also because of the lakeside recreation area, luxurious subtropical parks and the… Read More »

Lugano, Switzerland

“Rio de Janeiro of the Old World” is how Lugano, a lakeside city in the Italian part of Switzerland, is called for its temperament and climate. Several urban recreation areas on the coast offer vacationers swimming and water sports: windsurfing, paragliding, sailing boats and water skiing. Hiking along mountain trails, horseback riding, mountain biking, and… Read More »

Lake Lugano, Switzerland

Lake Lugano is Italian Switzerland. It is located at an altitude of 271 m above sea level and is considered one of the warmest in the country. Here is a rare subtropical climate for Switzerland and the same flora – banana palms grow right on the shore, and the lake itself warms up to +25… Read More »

Lucerne, Switzerland

Switzerland is perfectionism in everything: landscapes thought out by nature to the smallest detail, cities “licked” to a shine, standing on the shores of mountain lakes, financial power hidden behind ordinary-looking facades and the luxury of being one of the most prosperous countries in the world. The founders of Lucerne could not have chosen a… Read More »

Lake Lucerne, Switzerland

Lake Lucerne is colder than Lake Geneva, the nature here is more severe, and the climate is temperate. Rest on its shores is calm, well suited for families with children and older people. Young people may find it boring here. Sailing, windsurfing, hiking and cycling in the mountains are popular on the lake. 20 kilometers… Read More »

Montre, Switzerland

The city of Montreux is world famous for its closed private schools and beauty institutes, nightclubs, cabarets, bars and casinos, jazz and classical music festivals, the Golden Rose TV festival and the Festival of Laughter. The exhibition center constantly hosts international exhibitions and fairs, including the International Telesymposium. On a small rocky island off the… Read More »

Nenda, Switzerland

The quiet town of Nenda is located in the Rhone Valley near the main city of the canton of Valais, Sion. It has everything that sports and outdoor enthusiasts need, because Nenda is considered the heart of the famous 4 Valleys ski area with almost a hundred lifts and 412 km of slopes. And don’t… Read More »

Saas Fee, Switzerland

Saas Fee, one of the highest mountain resorts in Switzerland, is a great place for advanced and expert skiing. The local ski area consists of 4 parts, the largest of which is Saas Fee itself (1800 m). The nearby villages of Saas-Grund (Saas-Grund, 1559 m), Saas-Balen (Saas-Balen) and Saas-Almagell (Saas-Almagell, 1672 m) offer less extensive,… Read More »

St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz, one of the oldest resorts in the world, is located in the Engadine Valley and boasts a unique climate: there are 322 sunny days a year. The resort consists of two parts: St. Moritz Dorf (St. Moritz Dorf, 1822) and St. Moritz Bad (St. Moritz Bad, 1772), located on the lake. Along with… Read More »

How to Get to Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt is located 200-250 km from Zurich and Geneva. Since the commune does not have its own airport, to get here, you will have to use air and land transport. Flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Zurich and Geneva cost about the same, but flying to the first one is a little faster. Check aparentingblog… Read More »

Zermatt, Switzerland

Fashionable Zermatt, located at the foot of the famous Matterhorn peak (4478 m), is one of the ten best alpine resorts in terms of the quality of slopes and snow cover. It is wildly popular, albeit not cheap, and in the high season you can wait half an hour for the lift. This is a… Read More »

Italy Religion, Geography, Politics and Population

Religion in Italy The predominant religion in Italy is Catholicism, practiced by approximately 98% of the population. The center of the Catholic world is the city-state of the Vatican (it houses the residence of Pope John Paul II). It is located within the boundaries of the Italian capital of Rome, on the hill “Monte Vaticano”.… Read More »

United Kingdom Road Network

Motorways According to wholevehicles, the UK’s motorway network is quite small, with approximately 3,200 kilometers of motorway, considerably lower than in other major European countries. The highways almost all have 2×3 lanes or more, and are extremely busy, with long-haul highways consistently handling traffic volumes of more than 100,000 vehicles per day. The M25 forms… Read More »

Ukraine Road Network

The main road network (M) of Ukraine. According to wholevehicles, Ukraine has a fairly extensive road network of major highways, the quality of which varies widely, from good modern roads to major roads between major cities that are in catastrophic condition. Ukraine has the worst maintained road network in Europe, many roads have not been… Read More »

Turkey Road Network

Turkey ‘s otoyol. According to wholevehicles, Turkey has an extensive network of roads connecting all parts of the country. The road network is divided into highways (otoyollar), state roads (devlet yolları) and provincial roads (İl yolları). These roads together cover 65,000 kilometers. The network of fully-fledged motorways is relatively small, covering 3,503 kilometers as of… Read More »

Truskavets, Ukraine

Truskavets is located 100 km from Lviv in the valley of the northern foothills of the Eastern Carpathians at an altitude of 350 m above sea level. On the territory of the resort there are fourteen sources of mineral waters and deposits of “mountain wax” – ozocerite. The resort is very compact, gradually acquiring a… Read More »

How to Get to Seville, Spain

There are no direct flights from Russia to Seville, in any case, you will have to fly with a connection in Madrid or Barcelona (Aeroflot, Iberia), or through Malaga, which accepts charters from Moscow during the season. All these Spanish cities have several direct flights a day to the Andalusian capital of Seville, the flight… Read More »

Suzdal, Russia

Suzdal is a fabulously picturesque town in the Vladimir region, which is part of the Golden Ring of Russia. This is an open-air museum where unique ancient monuments are combined with natural splendor. The landscape characteristic of Suzdal is the white stone Kremlin walls along the banks of the river and the domes of churches… Read More »