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What are areas with a common characteristic called?
5th grade Social Studies – Chapter 1 Lesson 2
|region||area that shares common characteristics|
|geographer||person who studies the earth and its features|
|diverse||coming from many different backgrounds|
|immigrant||person who comes to a new place or country to live|
What are the characteristics of an area?
Places are jointly characterized by their physical and human properties. Their physical characteristics include landforms, climate, soils, and hydrology. Things such as language, religion, political systems, economic systems, and population distribution are examples of human characteristics.
What is a characteristic of a place?
Broadly defined, place is a location. The physical and human characteristics of a place make it unique. Physical characteristics include the natural environment, such as landforms, elevation, water features, climate, soil, natural vegetation, and animal life.
What is a place with similar characteristics?
A region is an area with similar characteristics. Those characteristics can be physical, natural, human, or cultural.
A formal region, also called a uniform region or a homogeneous region, is an area within which everyone shares in common one or more distinctive characteristics.
What do geographers call areas whose residents share a common characteristics?
Regions share one or more common characteristics.
What is an example of a characteristic of a region?
Some regions are distinguished by physical characteristics. Physical characteristics include land forms, climate, soil, and natural vegetation. For example, the peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains form a physical region. Some regions are distinguished by human characteristics.