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What is the difference between Baltic Countries and Balkan Countries?

Nov 13, 2018 17:51 IST
    What is the difference between Baltic Countries and Balkan Countries?

    Geography is the study of the surface and the atmosphere of the earth, both natural features and impacts, and human effects on the earth's surface. Some of the regions are named in terms of latitude, longitude, Sea, lakes, mountain, culture, language, and ethnicity and sometimes on the basis of climate.

    Just like that the term Baltic countries and Balkan countries are geographical terms given to the groups of countries. Let’s find out the difference between the Baltic countries and Balkan countries. 

    Difference between Baltic countries and Balkan countries

    Baltic countries

    Balkan countries

    The geographic term used for three sovereign states: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

    The geographic term used for ten sovereign states: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia.

    Region gets its name because the region is surrounding the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe.

    The region takes its name from the Balkan Mountains.

    It is a unique territory inhabited by non-Slavic natives as well as ethnic Slavs. Mainly Slavic people

    It is a unique territory inhabited by South Slavs who form the majority of the population in Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, and Montenegro. Mainly Nordic people.

    Peoples speak languages belonging to the Baltic branch of the Indo-European linguistic family and are commonly known as Balts.

    Region has a very diverse ethno-linguistic region. The Bulgarians, Macedonians, and Slovenes speak their own Slavic languages, while the Slavs of Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro all speak dialects of Serbo-Croatian.

    Animals that inhabit the region are elk, boar, roe deer, wolves, hares, and badgers.

    Region provides habitats for numerous endemic species, including extraordinarily abundant insects and reptiles that serve as food for a variety of birds of prey and rare vultures.

    The region produced the world's earliest known gold treasure and had sophisticated beliefs about afterlife.

    Region in Europe was the first to experience the arrival of farming cultures in the Neolithic era.

    Climate of Baltic region is very cold in winter.

    Climate of Balkan region is hot in summer.

    It is found in Northern Europe.

    It is found in Southern Europe.

    Hence, we can say that Europe has significant geological feature which is consists of the highlands and mountains of Southern Europe and a vast, partially underwater, northern plain ranging from Great Britain in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east. So, the regions are named in term of geographical entity. I.e. Nordic, Scandinavian, Baltic and Balkan.

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