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culture the beliefs and actions that define a group of people's way of life
population density the average number of people in a square mile or a square kilometer
birthrate the number of births each year per 1,000 people
immigrant people who move into a country
emigrant people who move out of a country
urbanization the growth of city populations
rural countryside
culture hearth a place where important ideas begin and from which they spread to surrounding cultures
cultural convergence when skills, arts, ideas, habits, and institution of one culture come in contact with those of another culture
diffusion the process by which a cultural element is transmitted across some distance from one group or individual to another
cultural divergence the restriction of a culture from outside cultural influences
MAIN IDEAS the study of human geography focuses on a number of population topics, as well as many cultural topics
Created by: ebrock18