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7th ss final

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The precise point where a place is located on Earth. Absolute Location
The average number of people who live in a unit of area, such as a square mile. Population Density
A geographic region that is well suited for permanent settlement. Ecumene
A community of all living things in an area and the environment in which they live. Ecosystem
The using up of goods and services Consumption
By or for each person. Per Capita
Something that encourages people to move to a new place. Pull Factor
The unequal distribution of wealth or resources in a geographic area, so that some places are richer than others Spatial Inequality
Natives of an area who have been conquered or dominated by others who came later. Indigenous People
Severe or unusual weather condidtions, such as hurricanes, blizzards, or tornadoes. Extreme Weather
The variety of plants and animals living in one area, or on Earth Biodiversity
A broadleaf evergreen forest found in wet and hot regions near the equator. Tropical Rainforest
All of the feeding relationships within an ecosystem Food Web
A change in shape, size, or position of a place when it is shown on a map Distortion
An area defined by one or more natural or cultural characteristics that set it apart from other areas Region
A society in which different cultural groups keep their own identity, beliefs, and traditions Plural Society
A series of plants and animals, each of which depends on the one below it for food Food Chain
A wealthy country with an advanced economy Developed Country
To move from a country Emigrate
Something that encourages people to leave a place behind Push Factor
The overall level of comfort and well being of a group or country Standard of Living
Farming carried out mainly to provide food for farm families, with little left for sale to others Subsistence Farming
The scientific study of climate and weather patterns Meteorology
The process by which carbon and oxygen cycle among plants, people, and animals, and the environment Carbon-Oxygen Cycle
The forces that divide people and countries Centrifugal Forces
The forces that unite people and countries Centipetal Forces
A way of representing the spherical Earth on a flat surface Map Projection
A map that shows a particular theme or topic Thematic Map
Found in or living in areas that are not close to cities Rural
Made up of water that is fresh, not salty Freshwater
A poorer country with a less advanced economy Developing Countries
To move to a country Immigrate
Someone who seeks safety by going to another country Refugee
The movement of people from rural to urban areas, resulting in the growth of urban areas Urbanization
Customs and ways of life handed down form ancestors Traditional Culture
Great destruction or loss of life caused by natural forces rather than human actions Natural Disaster
Removing or clearing away of trees from a forest Deforestation
A group of countries that acts as a single market, without trade barriers between member countries Common Market
Where a place is located in relation to another place Relative Location
All the plants and trees in an area Vegetation
Found in or living in a city Urban
A geographic area that includes all of the land and waterways that drain into a body of water Watershed
The total value of goods and services produced by a country in a year Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
The constant flow of migrants from one country to another Migration Stream
Worsening economic conditions in the countryside, including rising unemployment and growing poverty Rural Decline
A change in a way of life to suit new conditions Adaptation
A warm ocean current that flows off the west coast of South America every few years El Nino
A severe storm with high winds that spiral around a calm center Tropical cyclone
Using resources in ways that meet the needs of people today without hurting the ability of future generations to meet their own needs Sustainable Development
A form of international cooperation in which countries give up some control of their affairs as they work together to achieve shared goals Supernational Cooperation
What does the realtive location of a place tell you? Where a place is compared to another place
What two continents are located entirely in the Western Hemisphere? North America and South America
Maps cannot represent the exact size or shape of Earth's features because of... Distortion
What do geographers use to indicate the absolute location of any place on Earth? A global grid
A meridian of longitude is an imaginary line that runs... from the North Pole to the South Pole
What causes the changing of seasons throughout the year? the tilt of Earth's axis toward the sun
What does a map's scale compare? distance on a map with distance on Earth
A map that shows population density is a type of... thematic map
What are coal, iron, uranium, and petroleum? Natural Resources
What does an economic map of a country show? How its people make a living
Created by: artmullin1997