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Geography Terms

Geographical and Map Terms you need to know

WesternHemisphere Commonly defined as North and South America
EasternHemisphere Commonly defined as Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand
NorthernHemishpere Everything above the Equator
Southern Hemisphere Everything below the Equator
Latitude Distance north or south of the equator
Longitude Distance east or west of the Prime Meridian
PrimeMeridian Line of 0 Longitude
Cancer Line of latitude about 23 degrees north of the equator, Tropic of
Capricorn Line of latitude about 23 degrees south of the equator. Tropic of
Tropics Region between tropic of Capricorn and Tropic of Cancer
Subtropics Zones between 23 degrees and 40 degrees north and south of the equator
International Date Line Line of 180 degree longitude
Created by: Geography