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Geog Final Vocab

Quiz yourself by thinking what should be in each of the black spaces below before clicking on it to display the answer.

Archipelago   a chain or group of islands  
Atlas   a book of maps  
Channel   Body of water wider than a strait between to pieces of land  
Climate   typical precipitation, wind and temperature for a place over a long length of time  
Colony   Overseas settlement tied to a parent country  
Commonwealth   partly self-governing territory  
Communist state   Country whose government has strong control over the economy and society as a whole  
Constitutional monarchy   Government in which a king or queen is the official head of state but elected official run the government  
Culture   the way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs  
Developed country   A country that has industry  
Developing country   A country that is working towards having industry  
Escarpment   Steep cliff between higher and lower land  
Euro   Common currency (money) adopted by countries in the EU  
Hurricane   Violent tropical storm with high winds and heavy rains  
Industrialize   To change an economy to rely more on manufacturing and less on farming  
Isthmus   Narrow strip of land connecting two larger pieces of land  
Landlocked   Country with no land bordering a sea or ocean  
Latitude   A series of horizontal lines used to measure the distance north and south of the equator  
Mestizo   person of mixed Spanish and Native American background  
Multilingual   Able to speak several languages  
Neutrality   Refusal to take sides in disagreements and wars between countries  
Parliamentary democracy   Government in which voter elect representative to a lawmaking body (parliament), which them choose a leader, the prime minister  
Prime minister   Government leader chosen in a parliamentary democracy by members of parliament  
Republic   Strong national government headed by elected leaders  
Rural   relating to the countryside, not the city  
Selva   Rainforest in Brazil  
Service industry   business that provides services to people rather than producing goods  
Subsistence farm   small plot where a farmer grows only enough food to feed his family  
Urban   relating to the city, not the countryside  
Welfare state   Country that uses tax money to support people who are sick, needy, jobless or retired  


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