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Human Geography

Lesson 1 The World's People

TermDefinition
death rate number of deaths compared to total number of people in a population at a given time
birthrate number of babies bron compared to total number of people in a population at a given time
doubling time number of years it takes a population in size based on current growth rate
population distribution the geographic pattern of where people live on Earth
population density the average number of people living within a square mile or a square kilometer
urban describes areas that are densely populated
rural describes area that are lightly populated
emigrate to leave one's home to live in another place
immigrate to enter and live in a new country
refugee a person whol flees a country because of violence, war, or persecution
urbanization when cities grow larger and spread into nearby areas
megalopolis a huge city or cluster of cities with an extremely large population
culture teh set of beliefs, behaviors, traits shared by a group of people
ethnic group a group of people with a common racial, national, tribal, religious, or cultural background
dialect a regional variety of a language with unique features, such as vocabulary, grammer, or pronunciation
cultural region a geographic area in which people have certain traits in common
globalization the process by which nations, cultures, and economies become mixed
renewable resources a resource that can be totally replaced or is always available naturally
nonrenewable resources a resource that cannot be totally replaced
economic system how a society decides on the ownership and distribution of its economic resources
command economy an aconony in which the means of production of production are publicly owned
mixed economy an economy in which parts are privately owned and parts are owned by the government
gross domestic product (GDP) the total dollar value of all final goods and services produced in a country during a single year
standard of living the level at which a person, group or nation lives as measured by the extent to which it meets its needs
productivity measurement of which is produced and what is required to produce it
export to send a product made in one country to another country
import to bring in a product from another country
free trade arrangement in which a group of countries decides to set few or no tariffs or quotas
sustainability the economic principle by which a country works to cvreate conditions where all the natural resources for meeting the needs of cociety are available
Created by: casonnat000