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Geograghy Basic Terms page A16-17
Social Studies basic terms from pages A16-A17.
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an inlet of the sea or other body of usually smaller than a gulf.
a point of extension of land jutting out into water as peninsula.
the usual weather conditions for a large area over a long period of time and through all the seasons. Climate is affected by latitude, elevation, topograghy, ocean currents, and wind.
a design on a map that shows directions such as north, northeast, east, southeast, south, southwest, west, and northwest.
one of seven great divisions of land on the globe.
a nation with its own goverment and territory.
a great circle of the earth that is equally distant from North and South Poles and divides the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres.
a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.
the northern and southern half of the Earth divided by the equator or the eastern and western half divided by a meriIdian.
a piece of land surrounded by water, smaller than a continent.
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger land areas.
a body of water completely surrounded by land.
the shape, form, or nature of a physical feature on the earth's surface(mountain, mesa, plateau, hill, etc.).
lines or parallels of latitude which measure distance north and south of the equator. They are parallel to the equator. Latitude is expressed as degrees north or south of the equator.
an explanatory list of the symbols on a map or chart.
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