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22 terms
Geography Vocabulary
peninsula
plateau
valley
latitude
Piece of land almost entirely surrounded by water
large area of flat land, higher than the other areas around it
area of low land, usually between hills or mountains
imaginary horizontal lines north or south of the equator
peninsula
Piece of land almost entirely surrounded by water
plateau
large area of flat land, higher than the other areas around it
24 terms
Geography Vocabulary
hemisphere
equator
prime meridian
latitude
one half of the Earth
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
an imaginary line that divides the earth into the Eastern and…
the imaginary lines on maps and globes running east and west;…
hemisphere
one half of the Earth
equator
an imaginary line that lies half way between the North Pole a…
32 terms
Geography Vocabulary
hill
mountain
isthmus
plateau
a raised or rounded part of the earth's surface; smaller than…
high, rocky land, usually with a steep sides and a pointed or…
narrow strip of land that connects two larger bodies of land
a region which is mostly flat, high land
hill
a raised or rounded part of the earth's surface; smaller than…
mountain
high, rocky land, usually with a steep sides and a pointed or…
21 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
absolute location
relative location
cartographer
study of the world and everything on it
uses latitude and longitudees
describes one location in relation to another
people who makes maps
geography
study of the world and everything on it
absolute location
uses latitude and longitudees
8 terms
Geography Vocabulary
continent
ocean
latitude
longitude
large area of land. There are 7 continents in the world.
large body of water. There are 5 oceans in the world.
labeled (measured) degrees north and south of the Equator.... Al…
labeled (measured) degrees east and west of the Prime Meridia…
continent
large area of land. There are 7 continents in the world.
ocean
large body of water. There are 5 oceans in the world.
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
latitude
longitude
Prime Meridian
study of earth's environment and how it shapes peoples lives…
lines that run east to west around the earth
lines that run north to south around the earth
line of longitude marked by 0 degrees that divided eastern an…
geography
study of earth's environment and how it shapes peoples lives…
latitude
lines that run east to west around the earth
33 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Nomadic
Settlement
Available
Natural Resources
A group of people who have no fixed home and move according t…
a community of people smaller than a town
easy to get; present and ready for use
materials found in nature that are used by living things
Nomadic
A group of people who have no fixed home and move according t…
Settlement
a community of people smaller than a town
11 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
cartography
natural resource
natural disaster
the study of Earth's features
The science of making maps
the natural wealth of a country consisting of land, forests o…
a catastrophic event that happens in nature such as an earthq…
Geography
the study of Earth's features
cartography
The science of making maps
9 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
continent
country
ocean
The branch of science that covers all aspects of the Earth's…
The landmasses of Earth including the islands associated with…
A nation with it own government, occupying a particular terri…
A very large stretch of water. There are five oceans on Earth.
geography
The branch of science that covers all aspects of the Earth's…
continent
The landmasses of Earth including the islands associated with…
24 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Relative Location
Boundary
Border
the study of the Earth and the people that live on it
A way to describe where something is by using words such as n…
A line marking the limits of an area. A separation, natural o…
An edge or boundary line
Geography
the study of the Earth and the people that live on it
Relative Location
A way to describe where something is by using words such as n…
9 terms
Geography Vocabulary
cartography
equator
geography
hemisphere
the production of maps
the parallel that is designated 0 degrees latitude, from whic…
the study of the Earth and the Earth's surface, including suc…
one half of the globe of the Earth
cartography
the production of maps
equator
the parallel that is designated 0 degrees latitude, from whic…
8 terms
Geography Vocabulary
compass rose
grid map
landform map
cardinal directions
small drawing on a map that helps you find directions
uses boxes or a grid to help you locate things
shows different landforms on Earth
north, south, east, west
compass rose
small drawing on a map that helps you find directions
grid map
uses boxes or a grid to help you locate things
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Environment
Natural Resource
Climate
the study of the Earth
the surroundings of a place
something provided by nature that is useful to humans
the weather of a place over a long period of time
Geography
the study of the Earth
Environment
the surroundings of a place
34 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Absolute Location
Atmosphere
Axis
Century
The exact position of an object or place, measured within the…
layer of oxygen & other gases that surround Earth.
Imaginary line that passes through the center of Earth from t…
a period of 100 years
Absolute Location
The exact position of an object or place, measured within the…
Atmosphere
layer of oxygen & other gases that surround Earth.
21 terms
geography vocabulary
equator
Prime Meridian
hemisphere
Tropic Zone
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from…
An imaginary line passing through the Royal Observatory in Gr…
half of the earth
a warm, humid climate zone that receives direct or nearly dir…
equator
an imaginary line drawn around the earth equally distant from…
Prime Meridian
An imaginary line passing through the Royal Observatory in Gr…
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
compass
globe
map
map key
A tool used to find directions. It always points north.
A 3 dimensional model of the earth.
A flat picture of a place on earth.
A small chart on a map that explains what the symbols mean.
compass
A tool used to find directions. It always points north.
globe
A 3 dimensional model of the earth.
9 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Continent
Country
ocean
the branch of science that encompasses all aspects of Earth's…
The large landmasses of Earth, including the islands associat…
a nation with its own government, occupying a particular terr…
a very large stretch of water. There are five oceans on Earth…
Geography
the branch of science that encompasses all aspects of Earth's…
Continent
The large landmasses of Earth, including the islands associat…
27 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
cardinal directions
latitude
degrees
the study of the human and nonhuman features of Earth.
north, east, south, west
distance north or south of the equator, lines run east to west
units that measure angles, used to measure the the longitude…
geography
the study of the human and nonhuman features of Earth.
cardinal directions
north, east, south, west
27 terms
Geography Vocabulary
ocean
continent
equator
lines of latitude
A very large body of water
one of 7 very large areas of land on earth
an imaginary line around the middle of the Earth
map lines used to locate places north and south of the equator
ocean
A very large body of water
continent
one of 7 very large areas of land on earth
25 terms
Geography Vocabulary
continent
hemisphere
Equator
Prime Meridian
One of the earth's major land masses
One half of the Earth or a sphere
A line of latitude (east-west) measuring zero degrees
A line of longitude (north-south) measuring zero degrees
continent
One of the earth's major land masses
hemisphere
One half of the Earth or a sphere
25 terms
Geography Vocabulary
basin
canal
continent
elevation
a low, bowl-shaped area with higher ground around it
a human-made waterway dug across the land
a large landmass that is mostly surrounded by water
the height of the land above the sea level
basin
a low, bowl-shaped area with higher ground around it
canal
a human-made waterway dug across the land
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
latitude
longitude
region
tidewater
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator... Di…
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degr…
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or fe…
a region of flat, low-lying plains along the seacoast
latitude
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator... Di…
longitude
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degr…
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
plateau
isthmus
pampas
rain forest
large raised area of mostly level land
a narrow strip of land that has water on both sides and joins…
flat grassland regions in the southern part of South America:…
a dense evergreen forest that abundant rainfall throughout th…
plateau
large raised area of mostly level land
isthmus
a narrow strip of land that has water on both sides and joins…
17 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Continent
Eurasia
Parallels of Latitude
Meridians of Longitude
A large land mass, mostly surrounded by water.
How geographers sometimes refer to Europe and Asia combined.
Imaginary lines that circle the Earth horizontally. They are…
Imaginary lines that extend from one pole to the other. They…
Continent
A large land mass, mostly surrounded by water.
Eurasia
How geographers sometimes refer to Europe and Asia combined.
29 terms
Geography Vocabulary
archipelago
basin
bay
canyon
a group of islands
area of land drained by a given river and its branches; area…
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline,…
deep and narrow valley with steep walls
archipelago
a group of islands
basin
area of land drained by a given river and its branches; area…
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Equator
Prime Meridian
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn
Latitude line that runs through the center of the planet and…
Longitude line that runs through Greenwich, England and divid…
Northern boundary of the Tropics
Southern boundary of the Tropics
Equator
Latitude line that runs through the center of the planet and…
Prime Meridian
Longitude line that runs through Greenwich, England and divid…
36 terms
Geography Vocabulary
archipelago
beach
canyon
desert
group or chain of many islands
long, narrow valley with steep sides, often has a river flowi…
archipelago
group or chain of many islands
beach
19 terms
Geography Vocabulary
bay
border
climate
coast
a part of an ocean or a lake that cuts deeply into the land…
a line that people agree upon that divides one place from ano…
the pattern of weather in a certain place over many years
the land next to an ocean (and don't say beach! There's a dif…
bay
a part of an ocean or a lake that cuts deeply into the land…
border
a line that people agree upon that divides one place from ano…
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary Midterm Review
geography
social science
data
local
the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they c…
a field that studies people and the relationships between them
information scientists gather
studying geography at a town or community level
geography
the study of the world, its people, and the landscapes they c…
social science
a field that studies people and the relationships between them
15 terms
Geography vocabulary
continent
country
border
mountain
one of the main land masses on the earth
a nation with its own government
a boundary of a continent, country or state
A large landform that is taller than the land surrounding it.
continent
one of the main land masses on the earth
country
a nation with its own government
11 terms
Geography Vocabulary
latitude
longitude
absolute location
Equator
imaginary lines that cross the surface of the Earth measuring…
imaginary lines that cross the surface of the Earth measuring…
the location of a point on the Earth's surface that can be ex…
an imaginary circle around the Earth halfway between the Nort…
latitude
imaginary lines that cross the surface of the Earth measuring…
longitude
imaginary lines that cross the surface of the Earth measuring…
44 terms
geography vocabulary
Rhine River
English Channel
Mediterranean Sea
European Plain
Small river that begins in the Swiss Alps mountain range and…
A narrow sea between Great Britain and France
The world's largest inland sea; located between Europe, Afric…
A vast, flat area stretching from France's coast to the Ural…
Rhine River
Small river that begins in the Swiss Alps mountain range and…
English Channel
A narrow sea between Great Britain and France
22 terms
VOCABULARY GEOGRAPHY
Weather
Climate
National park
Biosphere reserve
The state of the atmosphere with respect to the wind, tempera…
The prevailing weather conditions of a region at a specific t…
An area of land protected by a national government because of…
Form of protection provided by UNESCO due to its great biodiv…
Weather
The state of the atmosphere with respect to the wind, tempera…
Climate
The prevailing weather conditions of a region at a specific t…
8 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Map
Atlas
Continent
Ocean
A drawing of a place from above
A book of maps
One of the 7 largest areas of land on earth
A large body of salt water on earth
Map
A drawing of a place from above
Atlas
A book of maps
69 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Canadian Shield
desert
Greater Antilles
gulf
a U-shaped region of ancient rock that curves around the Huds…
a dry region with little to no rainfall
an island group of the West Indies including Cuba, Jamaica, D…
a large area of ocean that is partly surrounded by land
Canadian Shield
a U-shaped region of ancient rock that curves around the Huds…
desert
a dry region with little to no rainfall
23 terms
Geography Vocabulary
geography
culture
region
boundary
The study of the physical features of the earth
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
An area distinguished by a unique combination of trends or fe…
invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory
geography
The study of the physical features of the earth
culture
Beliefs, customs, and traditions of a specific group of people.
23 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Absolute Location
Relative Location
Map
The study of the earth from the landforms to the people who l…
The exact point at which place is located.
Where a place is in relation to other places
A two- dimensional, or flat, representation of Earth
Geography
The study of the earth from the landforms to the people who l…
Absolute Location
The exact point at which place is located.
13 terms
vocabulary geography
republic
consul
patricians
plebeian
goverment in wich citizens who have the right to vote select…
one of two officials who led the Romans Republic
a member of an upper class family in the Roman Republic
an ordinary citizen in the Roman Republic
republic
goverment in wich citizens who have the right to vote select…
consul
one of two officials who led the Romans Republic
26 terms
geography vocabulary
Coral reef
ocean
Gulf
Delta
sup riley ;an ocean ridge made up of... skeletin
large body of water
a large part of the ocean that extends into land
an area where a... river deposits soil... into the ocean
Coral reef
sup riley ;an ocean ridge made up of... skeletin
ocean
large body of water
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
cove
river
canyon
tributary
A large stream
a deep, narrow valley with steep sides
A stream or river that flows into a larger river
cove
river
A large stream
50 terms
Geography Vocabulary
aborigines
aqueduct
archipelago
architecture
The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
A structure that carries water over long distances
A group of islands
the art of designing buildings
aborigines
The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
aqueduct
A structure that carries water over long distances
44 terms
Geography Vocabulary
basin
border
coastline
canyon
an area of low land surrounded by higher land
a boundary especially of a country or state
the outline or shape of the land along the ocean
a narrow steep valley
basin
an area of low land surrounded by higher land
border
a boundary especially of a country or state
26 terms
geography vocabulary
Coral reef
ocean
Gulf
Delta
an ocean ridge made up of... skeletal remains of tiny sea animals
large body of water
a large part of the ocean that extends into land
an area where a... river deposits soil... into the ocean
Coral reef
an ocean ridge made up of... skeletal remains of tiny sea animals
ocean
large body of water
8 terms
5 Themes of Geography Vocabulary
Interaction
5 Themes of Geography
Movement
Geography
The changes humans make to their environment and how humans a…
MR. LIP... Movement... Region... Location... Interaction... Place
The way people, products, information and ideas move from pla…
The study of the Earth's surface, the organisms that populate…
Interaction
The changes humans make to their environment and how humans a…
5 Themes of Geography
MR. LIP... Movement... Region... Location... Interaction... Place
16 terms
Geography Vocabulary
globe
sphere
hemisphere
equator
.... sphere model of the earth
.... round like a ball
.... half of a ball, or half of the sphere
... an imaginary line across the middle of the earth
globe
.... sphere model of the earth
sphere
.... round like a ball
12 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Geography
Latitude
Longitude
Equator
the study of the Earth's surface, atmosphere and people
measures distance North and South of the Equator
measures distance East and West of the Prime Meridian
0 degrees latitude, separates the Northern and Southern hemis…
Geography
the study of the Earth's surface, atmosphere and people
Latitude
measures distance North and South of the Equator
22 terms
Geography Vocabulary
Absolute Location
Canyon
Cliff
Continent
exact location on the earth described by global coordinates
deep and narrow valley with deep walls
steep, high wall of rock, earth, or ice
one of the seven large landmasses on earth
Absolute Location
exact location on the earth described by global coordinates
Canyon
deep and narrow valley with deep walls
15 terms
Geography Vocabulary
latitude/parallel
longitude/meridian
geography
degree
parallel lines that measure North to South (these lines go si…
meridian lines that measure East to West (these lines go up a…
study of places and the relationships between people and thei…
unit of measure used to latitude and longitude
latitude/parallel
parallel lines that measure North to South (these lines go si…
longitude/meridian
meridian lines that measure East to West (these lines go up a…
17 terms
Geography section 2 vocabulary
projection
Robinson projection map
Mercator projection map
Polar projection
a system for mapping the round Earth on a flat surface
the shape and size of the continents are shown accurately, bu…
shows the accurate locations of the continents and oceans, th…
a kind of equidistant projection that includes one of the pol…
projection
a system for mapping the round Earth on a flat surface
Robinson projection map
the shape and size of the continents are shown accurately, bu…
27 terms
Geography Vocabulary
globe
map scale
geography
climate
a sphere that is a representation of the Earth
helps to measure distance on a map that represents distance o…
the study of the Earth and how we use it
usual weather in a particular place over a period of time
globe
a sphere that is a representation of the Earth
map scale
helps to measure distance on a map that represents distance o…
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