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Helping Your Child Learn Geography - October 1996

Regions: How They Form and Change

How can places be described or compared? How can the Earth be divided into regions for study?

A region is an area that includes a number of places--all of which have something in common. Geographers categorize regions in two basic ways: physical and cultural. Physical regions are defined by landform (continents and mountain ranges), climate, soil, and natural vegetation. Cultural regions are distinguished by such traits as language, politics, religion, economics, and industry.


Examine Physical Regions

Examine Cultural Regions


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