11 terms

6 SS SMS Geography Vocabulary

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latitude
-an imaginary horizontal line
-around the Earth
-parallel to the equator
longitude
-an imaginary vertical line
-around the Earth
-parallel to the prime meridian
tropical
-a climate
-very hot
-very humid
temperate
-a climate
-usually mild
-without extreme hot or extreme cold temperatures
frigid
-freezing cold
political map
-designed to show government boundaries
-major cities
-large bodies of water
physical map
-designed to show physical features of an area
-such as deserts, water, and mountains
special purpose map
-designed to focus on specific details
-such as population, tourism, or elevation
compass rose
-the circle on a map
-showing the main directions
map scale
-a tool of a map
-designed to show the relationship
-between the distance on a map and the real life distance
legend
-a table on a map
-listing the symbols used

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