25 terms

unit V

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site
the physical location of a city
situation
the location of a city in regards to surrounding economic, political, or topographic factors
urban
city
rural
countryside
confluence
where two or more rivers come together
refugee
someone who flees from a war, conflict, or political or religious persecution
migration
to move from one place to another place
immigration
to move into a country either legally or illegally
megalopolis
a series of cities that become interconnected through urban sprawl
gross domestic product
the sum total of all goods and services produced within a country in a year
fall line
an area on a river where boats can no longer go upriver because of cataracts, waterfalls, or rapids
infant mortality
how many babies die at birth or within the first few years of life
literacy rate
how many people can read or write
urbanization
when people move into cities
urban sprawl
when cities become bigger and spread out over a wide area
population distribution
a rough idea of where people live in a country using relative location
population density
a mathematical equation of the number of people who live per square mile or kilometer
birth rate
the number of people born in a country
death rate
the number of people who die in a country
genocide
to kill people of a different ethnicity or religion
epidemic
a widespread disease over a small geographic area
pandemic
an epidemic over a wide geographic area
demography
the study of population trends
physiological density
the total population divided by the amount of arable land
agricultural density
the total rural population divided by the amount of arable land