Unit 1 Map Vocabulary

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cardinal directions
the main directions on a compass
intermediate directions
latitude
lines that run east and west on a map
longitude
lines that run north and south on a map
equator
an imginary line that runs horizontally to show if a location is in the northern or southern hemisphere
country
geographic territory with a distinct name, flag, population, boundaries, and government
region
any area on Earth with one or more common characteristics
hemisphere
half of a sphere; The Earth is divided into four hemispheres: northern, southern, eastern, western
prime meridian
map scale
the line at the bottom of a map that allows you to measure accurate distance
legend
symbols that represent places on a map: key
title
a label on what a map is all about