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Adams HCHS AP Human Geo. Rubenstein Ch1 Key issue 2

Cultural Landscape Fashioning of a natural landscape by a cultural group
Region An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features.
Formal Region An area in which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics.
Functional Region (nodal region) An area organized around a node or focal point
Vernacular Region An area that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity
Mental Map A representation of a portion of Earth's surface based on what an individual knows about a place, containing personal impressions of what is in a place and where places are located.
Culture The body of customary beliefs, material traits, and social forms that together constitute a group's distinct tradition.
Place A specific point on Earth distinguished by a particular characteristic
Regional studies An approach to geography that emphasizes the relationships among social and physical phenomena in a particular area.
Site The physical character of a place
Situation The location of a place relative to another place
Toponym The name given to a portion of Earth’s surface
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