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Soc St. Ch 2

Definitions for ch 2 key words

government a system of making and carrying out rules and laws
population the people living in an area
religion a system of faith or worship
boundary the edge of a region
urban in a city
suburban in a smaller town near a city
rural in a county area with few people
economy the way the people of an area choose to use the area’s resources
agriculture the business of farming
latitude distance north or south of the equator, measured by lines that circle the globe parallel to the equator
parallels lines of latitude that run east and west and measure distances north and south of the equator
longitude distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured by the lines that run between the North and South poles
meridian lines of longitude that run north and south and measure distances east and west of the prime meridian
precipitation water that falls to the earth as rain, snow, sleet, or hail
climate the usual weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
temperature a measure of how hot or cold the air is
elevation the height of the land
Created by: stcatherine4


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