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WG Ch. 10 Terms

Demography Vocab

nomadic a way of life spent wandering in constant search of food for people & domesticated animals
4 river valleys Mesopotamia, Indus, Yellow, Nile
Industrial Revolution a change from rural farm-based economies to urban factory production
Urbanization the movement of people from rural areas to live in urban cities
Physical factors on human settlement humans settle near fresh water, access to oceans, low-lying areas with fertile soil
human factors on human settlement humans settle near transportation routes, economic activity or valuable resources
suburbs residential areas that form satellite cities around older, densely populated cities
metropolitan region cities that merge with other cities
squatter settlements towns that poor people in less developed countries create as they move to cities
shanty town slum settlement where poor people use plywood, corrugated metal, and plastic sheets to create dwellings
dwellings houses
demographers people who study the characteristics of human populations
population pyramid graph that shows the number of males and females by each age group
Created by: wm0397