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Geography 3

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hemisphere
half of the Earth
industrial area
an area where factories are found
irrigation
a process of bringing a supply of water to crops by artificial means
lake
a large body of fresh water surrounded by land
landform
natural land feature on Earth's surface, such as a mountain or hill
legend (key)
a list that explains the symbols on a map
livestock
animals raised on a farm or ranch
memorial
something built to honor a person or an event such as a monument or a statue
mountain range
a chain of mountains
mouth
the part of the river where it empties into another body of water
natural resources
materials supplied by nature that are useful or necessary for life
ocean
the great body of salt water that covers almost three-fourths of Earth's surface
peninsula
land that is surrounded by water on three sides
petroleum
another name for oil
plains
a large, flat area of land
plateau
an area of high, flat land
population
total number of people who live in a place
port
a harbor where ships can dock or anchor safely
precipitation
rain, snow, sleet, hail, or drizzle
prime meridian
an imaginary line that runs from the North Pole to south Pole at 0 degrees longitude
product
something that is made by a natural process
province
one of the main administrative divisions of a country
region
an area of land that is different from other areas due to its physical features, climate, people, or industries
river
a large natural stream of fresh water that flows into a lake or an ocean
route
a road or course for traveling from one place to another
source
the place where a river starts
strait
a narrow channel connecting two bodies of water