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Geography
Multilingual
A country or place where more than one language is spoken.
Equator
the imaginary line that divides the north and south halves.
Prime Meridean
the imaginary line dividing the earth east and west
Latitude
lines used in locating places north or south (run east to west)
Longitude
mark positions in the east and west hemispheres (run north to south)
The five themes of geography
Location, place, region, movement, and human-enviroment interaction
hemisphere
In geographic terms, one half of the earth – which can be divided into
north / south or east / west
equator
an imaginary line that divides the earth into northern and southern halves. It is the zero degree line for latitude.
Globe
a three dimensional representation of the earth
map
a two dimensitional graphic representation of selected parts of the earth’s surface
Distortion
The twisting, compressing, and extending of shapes and sounds; distorting them from reality
*all maps are distorted
Continents.
The largest bodies of land on Earth are called___________.
Demography
The scientific study of population
Population pyramid
A bar graph in pyramid form showing the age and composition of a population, usually a national one.
Three Monotheistic Religions
Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
Continental Drift Theory
– Theory by German scientist, Alfred Wegener stating that 300 million years ago all of Earth’s land masses collided to form one supercontinent called Pangaea.
topography
Graphic representation of the surface features of a place or region on a map, indicating their relative positions and elevations.
urbanization
the movement of people from rural areas to cities
Absolute Location
The exact spot on Earth where a place can be found.
Relative Location
The location of one place in relation to other places.
Democracy
A government system where the leaders are elected by citizens.
Oligarchy
A government system in which a few powerful people rule.
Communism
An economic and political system in which property is owned collectively and labor is organized in a way that is supposed to benefit all people. This was the type of government in the Soviet Union (USSR).
Renewable Resource
A resource that can be used and replaced over a relatively short period of time.
Subsistence Farming
A method of farming in which people grow food mainly to feed their households rather than to sell.
cartography
the study of maps and mapmaking
Peninsula
A piece of land that projects into a body of water and is connected with the mainland by an isthmus.
Sirocco
is a Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and reaches hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe
North Atlantic Drift
warm ocean current in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean where it exerts considerable influence upon the climate as far as northwestern Europe
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