# Geography Finals Terms- Intro

## 35 terms

### Geography

The study of the Earth and the ways people live and work on it.

### Interdependence

A relationship between people whom rely on each other or between people and the environment.

### Uniform Region

A consistent pattern throughout an area.

### Absolute Location

Precise measurement of a place on a globe.

Meridians.

### Subsistence Farming

Producing enough goods to support yourself and family with little to no surplus

### Pop. Distribution

How the population spread out amongst the inhabitable areas within a particular country.

### Parallels

Lines of latitude.

### Tropic of Cancer

Line of longitude 23.5 degrees above the equator.

### Tropic of Capricorn

Line of longitude -23.5 degrees below the equator.

### Meridians

Lines of longitude.

### Earth's Axis

On a constant tilt at 23.5 degrees.

### Revolution

The Earth revolves around the sun every 365 days.

### Pop. Density

Average number of people in a square mile.

### Leap Year

Time period that compensates for miss tracked time.

### Time Zone

1 time zone is 15 degrees of longitude.

### Map

A symbolic representation of Earth or a part of the Earth down to scale on a flat piece of paper.

### Map Projection

A way to represent the round Earth on a flat piece of paper.

### Map Distortion

Inaccuracy on a map projection.

### Climate

Weather patterns that are typical over a long period of time.

### Developing Country

Countries in the process of becoming industrialized.

### Sustainable Development

Economic development without polluting the environment

### Literacy Rate

The amount of people that can read and write.

### Equinox

Twice a year when Earth's tilt corrects itself to 0 degrees.

### Prevailing Winds

Winds In a region that blow in a fairly constant directional pattern.

### Solstice

Earth is at it's maximum tilt at exactly 23.5 degrees.

Parallels.

### Currents

Caused by the rotation of the Earth; warm/cold "rivers" in the ocean that flow in a circular pattern.

### Rotation

The Earth rotates on it's axis once every 24 hours to create a day.

### Industry

Any business that produces goods or services.

### GDP

The market value of final goods and services produced in any particular year within a country.

### Chaparral

Found in Mediterranean climates.

### Developed Country

Produce great quantities of goods and services and employ many workers in industries.

### Pop. Growth Rate

Determined by how many births per 1,000 people vs. how many deaths per 1,000 people.