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					Geography Terms

   Study Guide
Exact location of a place on the
  earth described by global
         coordinates

          Absolute location
Area of land drained by a given
    river and its branches


              basin
     Wide strait or waterway
 between two land-masses that
lie close to each other; deep art
   of a river or other waterway

              channel
 One of the seven large
landmasses on the earth


        continent
Characteristic that humans have
   created in a place, such as
language, religion, housing, and
       settlement pattern

           Cultural feature
Flat, low-lying land built up from
  soil carried downstream by a
river and deposited at its mouth

               delta
Stretch of high land that
separates river systems


          Divide
Imaginary line that runs around
 the earth halfway between the
    North and South poles; 0
        degrees latitude

             Equator
Large, thick body of slowly
        moving ice


           glacier
Part of a large body of water
that extends into a shoreline


             gulf
A sheltered place along a
shoreline where ships can
      anchor safely

          harbor
  Narrow stretch of land
connecting two larger land
         areas

          isthmus
Distance north or south of the
Equator, measured in degrees


             latitude
Distance east or west of the
Prime Meridian, measured in
         degrees

           longitude
Drawing of the earth shown on
        a flat surface


             map
Measures degrees of longitude


            meridian
Broad, flat-topped landform with
  steep sides; smaller than a
             plateau

              Mesa
 Place were a stream or river
flows into larger body of water


             mouth
Measures degrees of latitude


            parallel
    Characteristic of a place
  occurring naturally, such as a
landform, body of water, climate
       patter, or resource

          Physical feature
Area of level land, usually a low
elevation and often covered with
            grasses

               plain
 Area of flat or rolling land at a
high elevation, about 300-3000
            feet high

              plateau
Line of the global grid running
 from North to South Pole; 0
      degrees longitude

          Prime Meridian
Changes in elevation over a
    given area of land


            relief
Place where a river or stream
  begins, often in highlands


            Source
   Study of places and the
relationships between people
   and their environments

          Geography
  What are the six elements of
         Geography?

Element 1     Location
Element 2     Places and Regions
Element 3     Physical Systems
Element 4     Human Systems
Element 5     Environment & Society
Element 6     Uses of Geography

				
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