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Human geography

Unit 1 Ch. 3

TermDefinition
Population the number of people who live in a specific area
Birth Rate the number of births per 1000 people per year
Death Rate the number of deaths per 1000 people per year
Rate of Natural Increase the death rate subtracted from the birth rate
Population density The average number of people who live in a certain area
Urbanization The process of city development
Demographer- a geographer who studies the characteristics of human populations
habitable lands lands suitable for human living
Urban relating to or located in a city
Rural relating to the country or farming
Migration The process of relocating to a new region
Immigrant a person who leaves one area to settle in another
Push Factors a reason people leave an area
Pull Factor a reason that attracts people to another area
Culture the shared attitudes knowledge and behaviors of a group
Diversity Having many different ways to think or to do something or a variety of people
Discrimination actions that might be hurtful to an individual or a group.
Refugee a person who flees a place to find safety
Persecution cruel treatment on the basis of religion, race, ethnic group, nationality, political view, gender, or class.
Natural Resources something that is found in nature that is necessary or useful to humans
Economy a system for producing and exchanging goods and services among a group of people
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) the total value of all the good and services produced in a country in a year.
Export a product or resource sold to another country
Imports a product or resource that comes into a country
Government an Organization set up to make and enforce rules for a society
Citizen a person who owes loyalty to a country and receives its protection
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