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CH. 2 Population and Health

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Chapter 2: Population and Health

AP Human Geography

Test Review

I. Key Issue 1: Where is the World’s Population Distributed?

A. What is a census? What function does it serve?

A census aims to count the entire population of a country, and at the location

where each person usually lives.

B. Population Concentrations

1. What is a population cartogram?

A representation of a region that displays the size of an object to relation to

an attribute rather than land area.

2. Clusters

a. What are the 4 major population clusters?

Approximately 2/3 of the world’s population is clustered into four regions:

East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Western Europe.

b. Name and discuss other clusters.

Other clusters are the North American cluster.

3. Name and define the 4 Sparsely Populated Regions

The four sparsely populated regions are:

1- Dry Lands: Since the area is dry for farming not many people want to

live there.

2- Cold Lands: Areas that are covered with ice or have permanently

frozen ground.

3- Wet Lands: Lands that receive high levels of precipitation.

4- High Lands: Lands where the elevation is high.

4. Define ecumene

The permanently inhabited portion of the earth as distinguished from the

uninhabited or temporarily inhabited area.

a. How has it changed through time?

Over time, ecumene has increased slightly. This has been caused by a

number of factors, but the most significant is overpopulation.

C. Population Density

1. Define and explain Arithmetic Density

The total number of people divided by the total land area.

2. Define and explain Physiological Density

The number of people per unit of area of arable land, which is land suitable

for agriculture.

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