name, site, situation, location and mathmatical location
the name by which a geographical place is known
What is place?
is the exact point on the earth
What is site?
is the physical character of a place
What is situation?
is the location of a place relative to other places
What is mathmatical location?
is the location of a place on earth's surface using meridians and parallels
areas that share some common charcteristics
maps that represent the mental image that a person has of an area-even of places we've never been.
defined by a common characteristic
consist of one central place & the surrounding place affected by it
A place that people believe exists as part of their cultural identity.
a region can be constructed to encompass an area of widely varying scale, from a very small portion of earth to a very large portion