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The 5 Themes of Geography

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absolute location
describes a place's exact location on Earth
relative location
explains where a place is by describing places near it
geography
the study of the Earth
latitude
lines that are east-west circles around the globe
longitude
lines that are north-south circles around the globe
Equator
the main line of latitude at 0 degrees
Prime Meridian
the main line of longitude at 0 degrees; runs through Greenwich, England
meridians
lines of longitude
parallels
lines of latitude
physical features
describe the land or climate
human features
describe population/people
movement
helps geographers explain how people, goods and ideas get from one place to another
region
an area that has a unifying characteristic, like the same climate or land
plain
a region of flat land
human-environment interaction
shows how people affect their surroundings