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Earth
our planet, the third from the Sun; soil or dirt
Map
symbolic representation of selected characteristics of a place, usually drawn on a flat surface
Ocean
largest body of water (e.g. Pacific, Atlantic, Arctic, Indian, Southern)
Location
position of a particular point on the surface of the Earth
Hemisphere
half of a sphere, or ball-shaped object—Earth
Country
geographic territory with a distinct name, flag, population, boundaries, and government
State
political unit in a nation, such as the United States, Mexico, or Australia
County
political unit smaller than a state or province, but typically larger than a city, town, or other municipality
City
large settlement with a high population density
District
region or area, sometimes a unit of government smaller than a state, province, or city