Definitions of Common Terms

Continent: What is a Continent?

Typically defined as a large land mass that is distinct from other land masses, and divided from them by oceans. However, not all continents are divided by oceans.

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Country: What is a Country?

It is not the most common question, “what is a country” but it is an interesting one, and a question worth thinking about. A country is so many things.

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Hispanic: What Does Hispanic Mean?

There are multiple answers when you are looking for a definition of Hispanic. Find out more on this page.

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Per Capita

A discussion of various uses of the term 'per capita' here on the site.

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Population Density

Population density is a geographical term that refers to the measurement of population in a particular area.

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Population Distribution

Population distribution is a term used to describe how people are spread across a specific area.

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Population Pyramid

What is a population pyramid used for and what does it show? These are questions the population pyramid definition should help to answer.

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Republic: What is a Republic?

In modern times, the term republic usually describes a type of government system in which the people elect powers of authority to help govern and rule the people based on the wishes of the more extensive population collection.

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