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Geography Dec 9

Urban, Regional, and some Political Geography

Population Pyramid Graph that shows gender and age distribution
Birthrate number of live births per 1000 population
Death rate number of deaths per 1000 population
Mortality rate same as death rate
Infant mortality rate number of infants who die before 1st year per 1000 live births
Push factors Negative factors that force people to migrate from home
Pull factors Positive factors the encourage people to migrate to a place
Population density average number of people who live in a measurable area
Carrying capacity number of organisms (people, animals, plants) a piece of land can support
Perceptual region A region based on a person's thinking or point of view
Vernacular region A region that is commonly accepted, but not formally or legally defined
Administrative region A region with formal, legal or official boundaries and definition
Functional region a region with a single place and areas around it, example- Washington DC and its suburbs in Northern Virginia
Urbanization People moving from rural areas to cities, urban areas expanding
Ethnicity A group of people with a common ancestry, culture and usually language
Stateless nation An ethnic group without a formal, official country or government
Confluence cities built at the junction or meeting place of two or more rivers
Situation relative location of a place or city
Pilgrimage cities Mecca, Benares
Hilltop cities Jerusalem, Athens
Confluence cities Pittsburgh, Khartoum
Cities on trade routes Samarkand, Timbuktu
Latin America A region primarily defined by language, Spanish and Portuguese
Francophone world A region defined by language, French-speaking countries
Rust Belt A region in the Midwest, formerly lots of industries and factories
World Religions Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism
Hinduism Oldest world religion, most common in India
Buddhism Founded in India, most common in East and Southeast Asia
Christianity Common in Europe, Subsaharan Africa, Western Hemisphere, Australia
Islam Youngest world religion, most common in Middle East, North Africa, South Asia
Judaism 2nd oldest world religion, smallest of major 5 world religions, most common in Israel and United States
NAFTA Trade agreement between US, Canada, and Mexico
NATO Defense alliance with US, Canada, and many European nations
OPEC Economic alliance that controls the production (and therefore price) of petroleum
EU Political and economic union of European Nations, common currency
OAS Political organization of states in Western Hemisphere, promotes democracy
ASEAN Promotes trade and cooperation among Southeast Asian Nations
Commonwealth Countries Former parts of the British empire like India or South Africa
Created by: Knighting
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