The World and Its People Part 2
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A physical map focuses on the physical characteristics of the earth. It includes landforms and waterways, and also shows political boundaries.
The word elevation, also called altitude, refers to the height of land above sea level. It is usually measured in feet or meters
a map indicating hills and valleys by shading rather than by contour lines alone.
a person who draws or produces maps.
political map shows the boundaries defining countries and their districts, such as states, provinces, counties, and cites.
political boundaries between countries or states form along physical boundaries.
Climate is the general atmospheric conditions, or weather, of a particular location over a long period of time.
Vegetation is another word for plant life.
A thematic map is a map that emphasizes a particular theme or special topic such as the average distribution of rainfall in an area
A map that shows the population of an area
Population density (in agriculture: standing stock and standing crop) is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume
Population distribution means the pattern of where people live. World population distribution is uneven
A region is an area of land with unique characteristics that distinguish it from other areas.
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
A bay is a large, crescent-shaped cove or inlet of the sea, partly surrounded by land.
Culture refers to the shared characteristics of a group of people.
Cultures are shared characteristics among groups of people.