Intro to geography vocab

Relative Location

Description of how a place is related to other places

Absolute Location

Describes precise locations of a pace based on a fixed point on the earth


Each of a group or numbers used to indicate the position of a point, line, or plane.

Latitude Lines

Geographical coordinates that are used to specify the north and south sides of the earth


Something that is similar to another

Longitude Lines

Imaginary lines that divide the earth


The imaginary line around the middle of a planet


A half of the earth, usually as divided into northern and southern halves by the equator


A circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and terrestrial poles

Prime Meridian

The earth's zero of longitude

International Date Line

Defines the boundary between calendar dates