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Geography Concepts

Absolute Location Absolute location describes the location of a place based on a fixed point on earth. The most common way is to identify the location using coordinates such as latitude and longitude. Lines of longitude and latitude crisscross the earth
Continent any of the world's main continuous expanses
Relative Location Absolute location, however, is a term with little real meaning, since any location must be expressed relative to something else.
Hemishere a half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator, or into western and eastern halves by an imaginary line passing through the poles.
Equator an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from both poles, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and constituting the parallel of latitude 0°.
Prime Meridian a planet's meridian adopted as the zero of longitude. the earth's zero of longitude, which by convention passes through Greenwich, England
Latitude he angular distance of a place north or south of the earth's equator, or of a celestial object north or south of the celestial equator, usually expressed in degrees and minutes. "at a latitude of 51° N"
Longitude the angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian at Greenwich, England, or west of the standard meridian of a celestial object, usually expressed in degrees and minutes. "at a longitude of 2° W"
Climate the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.
Natural Resource materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
Population Distribution materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
Trade the action of buying and selling goods and services
Modify make partial or minor changes to (something), typically so as to improve it or to make it less extreme.
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