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AP Human Geography REGIONS
Human Geography, broadly defined, is the systematic study of human use of the earth. Human geographers study the spatial organization, patterns and distribution of economic, social, political, and perceptual environments.
Terms in this set (7)
Formal, Perceptual, (scale: local-national-international) Vernacular,
"An area characterized by similarity or by cohesiveness that sets it apart from other areas."
Cultural Landscape (definition)
"Modifications to the environment by humans, including the built environment & agricultural systems, that reflect aspects of their culture."
Culture Region (definition)
"A region defined by similar culture traits & cultural landscape features."
Formal Region (definition)
"An area of near uniformity (homogeneity) in one or several characteristics."
Functional Region (definition)
"A region created by the interactions between a central node & surrounding locations."
Vernacular Region (definition)/Perceptual
"An area defined by local, ordinary folks' subjective perceptions reflecting their feelings & images about key place characteristics."
A farming system that promotes sustainable and biodiverse ecosystems and relies on natural ecological processes and cycles, as opposed to synthetic inputs such as pesticides.
In South Africa the term ... came to identify a person of mixed ancestry who did not fit any of the African , Asian Indian , or European racial categories
Three fourths of Europes inhabitants live in cities and fewer than 10 percent are farmers
(syn. Weberian analysis) The view that the optimum location of a manufacturing establishment is at the place where the costs of transport and labor and the advantages of agglomeration or deglomeration are most favorable.
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