Glossary of Morris Geography Test 1
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- 7 Continents
- North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia, Antarctia
- 4 Oceans
- Distance scale
- part of a map that helps you find distance between places on the map.
- All the lines that run across the map from west to east
- All the lines that run across the map from north to south
- Prime Meridian
- The most important line of longitude. Located at 0
- The latitude line that circles earth around its middle. Located at 0 latitude.
- Two equal halves.
- Northern Hemisphere
- Any place on earth north of the Equator.
- Southern Hemisphere
- Any place on earth south of the Equator.
- Eastern Hemisphere
- Any place on earth east of the Prime Meridian.
- Western Hemisphere
- Any place on earth west of the Prime Meridian
- Special purpose maps
- Maps drawn to give us special information
- Population Density Map
- A map that indicates how many people live in an area shown on map. Figured by measuring the people in 1 square mile
- Product Map
- A map that shows where foods and other crops are grown.
- Inset Map
- A small map connected to a large map.
- A part of an ocean or lake that is partly enclosed by land.
- Land that borders a sea or ocean.
- A sheltered area of water where ships can anchor.
- A body of water that is almost completely surrounded by land.
- Low land that is wet and soft.
- A piect of land almost surrounded by water.
- A deep narrow valley with steep sides.
- Part of an ocean or sea that reaches into land. It is larger than a bay.
- An area of land that is surrounded by water.
- A broad stretch of level or nearly level land.
- mountain range
- A group of connected mountains or steep, high land areas.
- A large level area of high land.
- source of a river
- The place where the river begins.
- A stream or river that flows into a larger river.
- A long low area of land usually between mountains or hills.
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