Geography 3

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hemisphere

half of the Earth

industrial area

an area where factories are found

irrigation

a process of bringing a supply of water to crops by artificial means

lake

a large body of fresh water surrounded by land

landform

natural land feature on Earth's surface, such as a mountain or hill

legend (key)

a list that explains the symbols on a map

livestock

animals raised on a farm or ranch

memorial

something built to honor a person or an event such as a monument or a statue

mountain range

a chain of mountains

mouth

the part of the river where it empties into another body of water

natural resources

materials supplied by nature that are useful or necessary for life

ocean

the great body of salt water that covers almost three-fourths of Earth's surface

peninsula

land that is surrounded by water on three sides

petroleum

another name for oil

plains

a large, flat area of land

plateau

an area of high, flat land

population

total number of people who live in a place

port

a harbor where ships can dock or anchor safely

precipitation

rain, snow, sleet, hail, or drizzle

prime meridian

an imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to south Pole at 0 degrees longitude

product

something that is made by a natural process

province

one of the main administrative divisions of a country

region

an area of land that is different from other areas due to its physical features, climate, people, or industries

river

a large natural stream of fresh water that flows into a lake or an ocean

route

a road or course for traveling from one place to another

source

the place where a river starts

strait

a narrow channel connecting two bodies of water

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