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population
the total number of people
population distribution
the way the population is spread out
population density
the average number of people per square mile
where is the most dense areas of a country
cities
birthrate
the number of births per 1000 people
deathrate
the number of deaths per 1000 people
life expectancy
the average number of years people of one country live
migration
peoples movement from one place to another
immigrants
people who move into one country from another
voluntary migration
migration by own choice
push pull theory
difficulties from one place push people to leave, and advantages of another place pull people to migrate.
involuntary migration
the act of migrating against you will
urbanization
the movement of people to cities/ the growth of cities
rural areas
areas of country side
urban areas
areas in cities
What are the five types of climates
tropical, dry, temperate, marine, temperate continental, polar
vegetation
plants that grow in a region
humid continental climate
summer is hot, winters are very cold, this climate supports crasslands and forests
tundra
an area near the arctic circle of cold climate and low lying vegitation
canopy
the uppermost branches of the rainforest
savanna
a landscape of grasslands and scattered trees
desert scrub
low desert vegitation that needs little water
deciduous trees
trees that lose their leaves in the fall
coniferous trees
trees that produce cones to carry seeds
what supports deciduous trees
marine west coast and subtropical
what supports coniferous trees
mixed forests
prairie
wet grasslands with humid climates
mixed forest
coniferous and deciduous trees
ice cap
ice formed on land
pack ice
ice that covers the sea
lichen
a plant that is a combo of fungus and alga that grows on rock and trees
vertical climate zones
climate/vegetation that depends on elevation
what is the population of china
1.3 billion
what is the population of indian
1.2 billion
what i the population of america
310 million
what happens when you ascend 1000 feet
+3.5˚
what happens when you descend 1000 feet
-3.5˚
growth rate
Birthrate-deathrate
replacement rate
rate in which the pop needs to grow to maintain current pop
why do we not want to decrease population
because we need people to work and provide resources for the rest of the population
where is most of the worlds growth coming from
africa/middle east/ lower asia
what is the worlds growth rate
1billion per twelve years
how can population density be deceiving
a country may have a low pop. density rate, but that doesnt mean it is not dense. this is because there can be a ton of open unused land in a country, but all of the population lives in one area.
worlds population
7+ bil
where do most people live, why?
on the coast, because that is where ports are and where jobs are
what allowed people to live far away from farms
railroads and steam ships because they can transport goods over long distances fast.
what is the replacement rate
2.1, because if a child dies the couple must have another to maintains the replacement rate
much of the developed west's growth rate
0-1
why is the population growing rapidly
there is a bigger food supply due to tech, and there is improved medicine
where is sao paulo
lower brazil, by the coast
where is nigeria
the part of africa that would be the back of the trigger if it were a gun
immigration
moving into a country
emmigrating
moving out of a country
where is ethiopia
south of egypt on the east coast
where is pakistan
west of india
where is bangldesh
east of india on the coast
where is kolkata
east india
where is mumbai
south west india
where us jakarta
most southern island of indonesia to the west
where is saka
south west japan
where is manilla
in the phillipines
metropolis
city+surrounding areas
megalopolis
a string of connected cities
what is the biggest factor that influences growth rates
the education of women
what is the education of women important
educated women want smaller families
what is the consumption rate
the consumption of recourses per capita
what is the problem with growing population
growing consumption rate
why is the consumption rate growing when the population isn't
countries want to have a higher standard of living