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Unit 2: Human Geography chapter 4
Terms in this set (57)
Most Popular religion in the world.
christianity- 2.04 billion
The belief in only one god.
belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ (son of God), who was the founder.
the Christian's holy book
Founded by the prophet Muhammad ), god= Allah
Holy Book of Islam
what are the 2 types of Islam
1. Sunni 2.shiite
what is the oldest religion and is considered to be polytheistic.
a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence of God. They are uncertain about religion.
follows in Siddhartha Gautama (The Buddha)
This religion is very popular in east Asia
the basic support system that a nation needs to keep its economy running smoothly
an economic system in which production of goods and services is determined by demand from consumers
the creation, or invention, of a new system to fulfill a societal need
the number of organisms a piece of land can support
used to measure the total annual value of all goods and services produced by a nation's businesses and industries
the total knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors shared by and passed on by the members of a specific group
People living together with a similar culture
a group of people who shares language, customs and common heritage but may not be the only ones in that area.
An organized system of faith
The belief in many gods or goddesses.
a belief in the divine forces of nature.
The place where an innovation (new idea or thing) started and spread from.
When a culture accepts and adopts a new idea or thing.
When ideas, inventions, or patterns of behavior spread
a version of a language used in a particular area.
number of live births per thousand people
average number of children a woman will have in her childbearing years during her lifetime.
number of deaths per thousand people
Infant Mortality Rate
The number of deaths among infants under the age of 1 per 1000 live births.
A graphic device that shows age and gender of a population
reasons people leave one area, like war or famine.
reasons people migrate to a new area. A job or food.
Where population is most concentrated.
A country that occupies a specific territory
unified group with common culture; may not live in the same area.
A nation and state occupying the same territory
A country that has no access to a sea or ocean
A physical boundary that is naturally there like a mountain or river
A man-made border, like using latitude or longitude.
Regional divisions in government
city, county, state, federal
There are currently 25 urban areas with populations over 10 million.
Areas outside the main city.
Mostly residential but within commuting distance to city.
Whole area surrounding a city.
Smaller cities or a town between the suburbs and the city.
The growth of cities and urban infrastructure
The production and exchange of goods and services.
An economic system in which the production of goods and services are controlled by the government.
An economy based on the culture and customs of a society. Goods and services are bartered (traded) between people.
An economic system combining private and public enterprise.
Earth's materials that have economic value
Gross Domestic Product
statistic to measure the total value of goods and services produced within a country
Income per capita
Income per person
More Developed Country (MDC)
A country that has high GDP and a well-developed infrastructure.
Less Developed Country (LDC)
A country with a low GDP and undeveloped infrastructure.
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