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Unit One Vocabulary

TermDefinition
equator imaginary line that measures 0 degrees latitude?
prime meridian imaginary line that measures 0 degrees longitude? Multiple Choice - 1 point
Continents One of seven great landmasses on Earth.
Topography The change in the shape of the land (elevation)
State A territory with its own government and borders within a larger country.
City An area in which a large number of people live fairly close together.
latitude Distance that measures north or south of the equator.
longitude Distance measuring east and west of the Prime Meridian
Relative location Describing where a place is by it's proximity to other places
Absolute Location Exact location of a place (latitude and longitude or address)
Parts of a map Key or legend, title, compass rose, scale
Physical Characteristics (examples) land forms, climate, elevation of land
Human characteristics (examples) language, government, the arts
Region An area that has common characteristics with the land around it.
landforms A natural feature on the earth's surface
Graphs a diagram that show relationships between 2 or more things
Created by: Reachbeth