11 terms

Thematic Map

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economic activity
the making, buying and selling of goods and services
climate
pattern of weather over a period of time
land use
the way people use the land to meet their needs
physical features
any natural characteristic of Earth's surface such as landforms or bodies of water
political map
a map that shows where countries, states and important cities are located
thematic map
a map that shows a particular theme or topic
vegetation
plants and trees in an area
region
an area set apart from other areas by natural or cultural characteristics
population density
the average number of people that live in an area
landform
any natural feature of Earth's surface that has a distinct shape such as a plateau or canyon
natural resource
a useful material that is found in nature, such as water, wood, coal or oil