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Lesson 1 Worlds Peop

Human Geography Essental Question How do people adapt to their enviornment?

TermDefinition
death rate Death rate is the number of deaths compared to total number of people in a population at a given time.
birthrate Birthrate is the number of babies born compared to the total number of people in a population at a given time.
doubling time Doubling time is the number of years it takes a population to double in size based on current growth rate.
population distribution Population distribution is the geographic pattern of where people live on Earth.
population density Population density i sthe average number of people living within a square mile or a square kilometer.
urban Urban area is described as densely populated based on the square mile or square kilometer of an area within an area such as a city.
rural Rural describes an area that is lightly populated such as within a county area outside city limits.
emigarate Emigrate means to leave one's own country or region in order to settle permaently in another country.
immigrate Immigrate is to enter a foreign country to live.
The difference between emigate and immigrate You immigrate "into" places. You emigrate "from" places.
refugee A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee their country because of fear of persecution, war or violence. A refugee's reasons for fear of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
urbanization Urbanization is an increase in a population in cities or towns verses rural areas.
megalopolis Megalopolis is typically defined as a chain of roughly adjacent metropolitan areas, which may be somewhat separated or may merge into a continuous urban region.
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