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Geography: Chapter 1 Section 1 Physical Geogrraphy: The five themes of Geography

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Geography
The study of the distribution and interaction of physical and human features on the earth.
Absolute Location
The exact place on earth where a geographic feature is found.
Relative Location
Describes a place in relation to other places around it.
Hemisphere
Each half of the globe.
Equator
The imaginary line that encircles the globe, dividing the earth into northern and southern halves.
Prime Meridian
The imaginary line at zero meridian used to measure longitude east to west, and dividing the earth's east and west halves.
Latitude
A set of imaginary lines that run parallel to the equator, and that are used locating places north and south.
Longitude
A set of imaginary lines that go around the earth over the poles, dividing it east and west.