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Basic Geography1

Geography Terms

Most the the Earth's surface is covered with water
When you face north, east is your right
The most northern point on Earth is the North Pole
The line of latitude situated at 23 1/2 S latitude is called Tropic of Capricorn
The line of latitude situated at 23 1/2 N latitude is called Tropic Cancer
______________ is the starting place for measuring latitude equator
______________ is the starting place for measuring longitude. It is at 0 degrees. prime meridian
Meridians of ______________________ meet at the poles. longitude
Parallels of __________________ circle the Earth from west to east. latitude
The in-between points on the compass rose, such ad northeast and southwest, are known as intermediate points
The great circle formed by the prime meridian and the international dateline cuts the Earth is half. The part east of the prime meridian is the Eastern Hemisphere
How many oceans are there 5
How many continents are there 7
The largest continent is Asia
The smallest continent is Australia
How many hemispheres are there 4
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