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Elementary Geography

Geographical Points of Reference

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The name of this hemisphere is north of the Equator The Northern Hemisphere
The name of this hemisphere is south of the Equator The Southern Hemisphere
The name of this hemisphere is west of the Prime Meridian The Western Hemisphere
The name of this hemisphere is east of the Prime Meridian The Eastern Hemisphere
The Equator divides the world into what two hemispheres? The Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere
The Prime Meridian divides the world into what two hemispheres? The Eastern Hemisphere and Western Hemisphere
The major line of latitude is called what? The Equator
The major line of longitude is called what? The Prime Meridian
What two lines of latitude make up The Tropics? The Tropic of Cancer and The Tropic of Capricorn
Do latitude lines run east and west or north and south? East and West
Do lines of longitude run east and west or north and south? North and South
Is the area around the South Pole known as the Antarctic Circle or the Arctic Circle? Antarctic Circle
Is the area around the North Pole known as the Antarctic Circle or the Arctic Circle? Arctic Circle
The line of latitude which becomes the northern boundary of The Tropics is known as what? The Tropic of Cancer
The line of latitude which becomes the southern boundary of The Tropics is known as what? The Tropic of Capricorn
This type of map shows boundaries that divide areas from one another, such as villages, cities, states,and countries. A political map
This type of map shows geographical features such as mountains, grasslands, deserts, rivers, lakes and streams. A physical map
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