Notes: Part 2

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Fall Semester World Geography Exam Notes (Part 2)
Climate Zones Based on Latitude
 Climates in the world are organized into climate zones (based on latitudes):
– Low Latitude
– Mid-Latitudes
– High Latitudes
Climate Zones & Biomes
• Highland (found in mountainous areas around the world)
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Thematic Map Example
Distribution of Muslim Populations
Above is an example of Thematic Map showing the distribution of Muslims around the world.
You will need to know to read a thematic map, and know the regions of the world (e.g.
Southern Europe, Northern Africa, Northwest Europe, etc.).
Climate Regions
Remember, the climate regions of northern Europe are greatly influenced by the ocean
currents from the Pacific, namely the Norwegian current, which started out as the Gulf
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According to the map, people living in Belgium most likely speak French and German, since
they are adjacent to France and Germany. Likewise, people living in Switzerland, most likely
speak French, German, and Italian, due to their proximity to France, Germany , and Italy.
Overseas Imperialism/Migration
• In Africa, European powers exploited African natural resources for their benefit.
• In Egypt, most of the population settled along the Nile River for access and availability of
• Diffusion is the spread of ideas, knowledge, and skills from their places of origin to other
areas where they are adopted.
• Economic pull factors caused the shift of population (i.e. urbanization) in 19th century
England, and you can see this type of urbanization today in developing nations…i.e.
people are being pulled by the possibility of work in the cities.
Human & Physical Geography
• Deforestation is defined as the depletion or loss of the forest by human activity such as
logging, farming, etc.
• Based on what you know about LAMECOWS, do lines of longitude dictate or influence
climate? No…longitude is not a part of LAMECOWS, hence, not considered a climatic
• Conquest and colonization caused the Indo-European language family to be spoken by
approximately half of the world.
The effect of the Columbian exchange on European society was an increase in human
population due to the introduction of new foods such as, potatoes, corn, etc.
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• The development of the steam engine in the 1800s revolutionized transportation (e.g.
steam ships, locomotives).
• The mountainous terrain of the Balkan peninsula directly influenced the development
of Greek city-states.
In Southern Europe, the Iberian
Peninsula is made up of Portugal and Spain.
• The “Old South” of the United States is a good example of a perceptual region, since the
term is based on people’s attitudes and perceptions.
European “Imperialism” affected most of the entire continent of Africa.
France and Britain were the two main imperialist power(s) that controlled Africa.
The European Union was created in 1993 with the signing of the Treaty on European
Union, commonly referred to as the Maastricht Treaty.
A savannah is an area that has common landforms, soils, climate, and vegetation.
Which biome is paired with its correct climatic zone?
Christianity is the predominant religion in Europe, which means that most Europeans
are Christians.
• leaders are usually elected by the people
• Citizens who are eligible to vote have a say in how the government works.