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Geography

Flex your Geo-skills with geography vocab!

TermDefinition
Geography The study of earth, how it shapes people's lives and is shaped in turn by people's activities.
Region An area with common features that set it apart from other areas.
Continent One of the Earths seven large bodies of land.
Meridian Any line of longitude east or west of Earth's prime meridian.
Hemisphere One of the halves of the Earth.
Prime Meridian The line of longitude marked 0 degrees on the world map,from which longitude east and west are measured.
Equator An imaginary line circling the Earth halfway way between the North and South Poles and dividing Earth into North and South Hemispheres.
Latitude Distance north or south of the equator,measured by a set of imaginary lines,or parallels,that run east and west around Earth.run-E/W measure-N/S.never meet
Longitude Distance east or west of the prime meridian measured by a set of imaginary lines,or meridians,that run north and south from Earth's poles.run-N/S measure-E/W.Meet at the north/south pole
Parallel In geography,any line of latitude north or south of the equator;parallels never cross or meet.
Cardinal Directions north,south,east,west
Compass Rose A drawing on a map that shows directions.
Intermediate Directions The directions halfway between the cardinal directions;northeast,southeast,northwest,southwest.
Locator A small map that shows where the subject of the main map is located.
Map Key A list of map symbols that tells what each symbol stands for.
Scale A unit of measure on a map,such as an inch,that is used to represent a distance on Earth.
Symbol Anything that stands for something else.
Political Map Show all government features(cities,states,capitals)
Physical Map Show physical features( land forms,natural resources)
Elevation Map Show height of land.(using colors)
Relief Map shows elevation by shading.
Historical Map Show information about the past,also (sometimes)Includes dates in title
Distribution Map Show how information is spread across an area (Information=language,religion,population).
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