Regional Geography SRPs, Essential Revision Notes

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Table of Contents

Peripheral Irish Region 5

The Border, Midlands & West of Ireland region (BMW region) 5

Agricultural Development Problems 5

Agricultural Activity 5

The EU’s Common Agricultural Policy – Impact 6

Development of Transport, Tourism, and Services 6

Tourism 7

Services 8

Human Processes Development 8

Urbanisation 10

Core Irish Region 11

The South and East 11

Physical Processes 11

Manufacturing Industry Development 12

Change 12

ICT in Dublin; Pharmaceuticals in Cork 13

Development of Services and Tourism 14

Services 14

Tourism 15

Human Process Development 16

Urbanisation 16

Peripheral European Region 18

The Mezzogiorno 18

Problems in Agricultural Development 18

Solutions 18

Modern Pastoral Farming 19

Transport and Tourism Development 19

Core European Region 21

The Paris Basin 21

Physical Processes 21

Manufacturing Industry Development 22

De-Industrialisation 23

Human Processes Development 23

Continental/Subcontinental Region 25

The South-West USA 25

Relief 25

Drainage 25

Climate 25

Manufacturing Industry Development 26

Maquiladoras 27

Tourism and Transport Development 28

Continental/Subcontinental Region 30

India 30

Development of Primary Economic Activities 30

Manufacturing Industry Development 31

Development of Services, Tourism, and Transport 32

Region Types and Complexities 34

Ireland (North & South) 34

Interaction of Economic, Political, and Cultural Activities between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland 34

Spain 37

Cultural Diversity 37

The European Union’s Impact on Member States 38

Economic, Political, and Sovereignty Issues 38

The EU’s Development 40

East/West Germany – Reunification 42

Economic, Social, and Cultural Impact 42

Paris 44

Expansion Over Time 44

Peripheral Irish Region

The Border, Midlands & West of Ireland region (BMW region)

Agricultural Development Problems

The environmental conditions in the region are not conducive to modern capital intensive agricultural production due to a combination of ph...

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