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Chap1 Sec1

The Study of Geography

The position on the earth in which a place can be found absolute location
A half of the earth; the Equator or Prime Meridian divides in half hemisphere
The position of a place in relation to another place relative location
The physical and human characteristics that help to distinguish a place from other places character of a place
A viewpoint that is influenced by one's own culture and experiences perception
A group of places that have similar attributes, for example, a political region formal region
A group of places connected by movement, for example, the region drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries functional region
A group of places that is defined by people's feelings and attitudes perceptual region
Imaginary lines (parallels) that run parallel to the Equator. Measures distances North and South of the equator latitude
Imaginary lines that run north and south between the two poles measuring distance longitude
Imaginary lines that run (parallel) between the two poles to measure distance north or south of the Equator. parallel
Imaginary lines that run North and South through the two poles. Measure degrees East and West from Greenwich-Not parallel meridian
The imaginary line (meridian) of 0* longitude which runs through Greenwich, England prime meridian
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