Geography: Extra Words

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littleg.ward
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Geography: Extra Words
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2013-12-15 16:33:36
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geography words
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First semester extra Geography words
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  1. height above sea level
    ELEVATION
  2. plant life
    VEGETATION
  3. products going out of a country to be sold
    EXPORTS
  4. products coming into a country
    IMPORTS
  5. a layer of air around the Earth
    ATMOSPHERE
  6. refers to the day with the most hours of darkness or sunlight
    SOLSTICE
  7. a day with equal hours of day and night
    EQUINOX
  8. chemicals used to kill insects
    PESTICIDE
  9. suitable for farming
    ARABLE
  10. living in the country
    RURAL
  11. all the ways in which people use to make a living
    ECONOMIC SYSTEM
  12. an extreme shortage of food
    FAMINE
  13. periods when little rain falls and crops are damaged
    DROUGHTS
  14. a type of democracy in which a monarch serves as head of state but a legislature makes the laws
    CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY
  15. a piece of land surrounded on three sides by water
    PENINSULA
  16. a ruler who has almost absolute power
    DICTATOR
  17. the increase in the percentage of people who live in cities
    URBANIZATION
  18. this is located at 90 degrees North
    NORTH POLE
  19. this is located at 90 degrees South
    SOUTH POLE
  20. this is located at 23.5 (23 ½) degrees North
    TROPIC OF CANCER
  21. this is located at 23.5 (23 ½) degrees South
    TROPIC OF CAPRICORN
  22. the line of latitude located at 66.5 (66 ½) degrees North of the equator; the parallel beyond which no sunlight shines on the December solstice
    ARTIC CIRCLE
  23. the line of latitude located at 66.5 (66 ½) degrees South of the equator; the parallel beyond which no sunlight shines on the June solstice
    ANTARCTIC CIRCLE
  24. an imaginary line at 0 (zero) degrees longitude that runs through Greenwich, England
    PRIME MERIDIAN

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