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Unit 1 Terms

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Climate
local weather conditions of an area like temperature, precipitation, humidity, sunshine, wind, and other conditions
Mountains
A land form that is very high and steep. They usually are wide at the bottom and rise to a narrow peek or ridge
Political Map
A map that shows location and borders of countries, and communities
Desert
An area with less than ten inches of rain per year, and a rocky, and sandy surface.
Peninsula
A piece of land nearly surrounded by water or sticking out into the water
Physical Map
A map that shows landforms
Population Growth
The Increase in the number of people in a place due to migration, immigration, or births
Grasslands
Flat or rolling areas of land covered with grass.
Prarries
North america grasslands
Pampas
South american Grasslands
Tundra
A cold, dry region covered with snow for more than half a year, a vast treeless plain where the subsoil is always frozen
Rainforest
A dense tropical forest that receives a great deal of rain all year long
Gulf
a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land
isthmus
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses
Plateau
An area of high flat land
Valley
An area of low land with mountains or hills on either side. Usually has a river or stream along the base of it.