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Post Geography Vocabulary

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latitude
the parallel lines that run from east to west around the middle of the earth on a map or globe ( x axis)
longitude
the imaginary lines that run north to south on a map or globe and intersect the latitude lines
( y axis)
Prime Meridian
the name for the imaginary north/south line that runs through Greenwich, England
Equator
the name for the imaginary east/west lines that runs around the middle of the earth on the map or globe
Australia
the smallest continent, the smallest continent ( 7, 687,000 sq. km)
Europe
the second most smallest continent, the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia) ( 9. 939, 000 sq. km)
Antarctica
continent at the bottom of the world, an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle ( 13, 209,000 Sq. km)
South America
a continent in the western hemisphere connected to North America by the Isthmus of Panama, ( 17, 819, 000 sq. km)
North America
a continent (the third largest) in the western hemisphere connected to South America by the Isthmus of Panama
( 24, 256, 000 sq. km)
Africa
second largest continent, ( 30, 065,000 sq km )
Asia
the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population, the nations of the Asian continent collectively ( 44, 579, 000 sq. km)
Indian Ocean
the 3rd largest ocean
Pacific Ocean
the largest ocean in the world
Atlantic Ocean
the 2nd largest ocean
Arctic Ocean
ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole
Southern Ocean
This ocean surrounding Antarctica and extends northward toward Australia.
5 Big Themes of Geography
Location, Place, Region, Movement, and Human Environmental Interaction.
Relative Directions
North, South, East, West
Absolute Directions
Latitude and Longitude- An exact imaginary point on the earth ( x,y) ( Latitude, Longitude)
Hemisphere
half of the earth usually referred to as eastern or western; northern or southern
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