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Natural Enviornment the natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof
Climate the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period
Atmosphere the envelope of gases surrounding the earth or another planet
Natural Vegetation vegetation that occurs spontaneously without regular management, maintenance or species introductions
Culture the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group
Landform a specific feature on the surface of the earth (plains, plateaus, mountains, hills, valleys, etc.)
Language Pattern a pattern of language
Infrastucture the basic, underlying framework or features of a system
Elevation the height of something above a given or implied place, eps. above/below sea level
Ecosystem a system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their environment.
Weather the state of the atmosphere with respect to wind, temperature, cloudiness, moisture, pressure, etc.
Biomes a complex biotic community characterized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region, especially such a community that has developed to climax.
Glaciers an extended mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly, either descending from high mountains, as in valley glaciers, or moving outward from centers of accumulation, as in continental glaciers
Groundwater the water beneath the surface of the ground, consisting largely of surface water that has seeped down: the source of water in springs and wells
Soil the portion of the earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus
Hydrosphere the water on or surrounding the surface of the globe, including the water of the oceans and the water in the atmosphere
Lithosphere the solid portion of the earth (distinguished from atmosphere, hydrosphere ).
Biosphere the part of the earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere that supports life
Gross Domestic Product gross national product excluding payments on foreign investments (gdp)
Life Expectancy the probable number of years remaining in the life of an individual or class of persons determined statistically, affected by such factors as heredity, physical condition, nutrition, and occupation
Total Population all of the people inhabiting a specified area
History the record of past events and times, especially in connection with the human race.
Landscape a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
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