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Geography Vocabulary

World History

Absolute Location exact location of a place on Earth described by global coordinates
Climate a pattern of weather that a place experiences over a long period of time
Hemisphere half spheres of the Earth
Latitude distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees
Longitude distance east or west of the Prime Meridian, measured in degrees
Physical Map map that calls out landforms, water features, and/or elevation
Political Map map that shows the names and boundaries of countries, the location of cities, and other human-made features of a place, often identifies major physical features
Geography the study of places and people
Projection way of showing the Earth on a flat piece of paper
Scale a measuring line that helps you figure distance on a map
Created by: melaniemc