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Population
total number of people that live in an area
Demographers
people who study the populations of the world.
Population
Density
The average number of people who live in a square mile.
Birth Rate
the number of live births each year per 1,000 people.
Death Rate
the number of deaths each year per 1,000 people.
Life Expectancy
average number of years that people live.
Migration
people moving from one country or region to another in order to make a new home.
Immigrants
a person who moves to a new country in order to live there.
Push-Pull Theory
People migrate because certain things 'push' them to leave and the hope for a better life pulls them to a new place.
Rural Area
Area with low population density, such as a village or countryside.
Urban Area
area with a high population density, such as a city or town.
habitable lands
lands suitable for humans to settle
refugee
a person who flees a place to find safety
culture
the shared attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors of a group
urbanization
the process of city development
raw materials
the low-cost products of developing nations
economic system
when people use resources to make and exchange goods and services
Gross Domestic Product
GDP
the total value of all goods and services produced by a country in a year
specialization
exclusively producing only one or two products
Export
a product or resource sold to another country
government
the organization that enjorces rules for a group of people
representative
domocracy
a type of government in which citizens rule through elected officials
monarchy
a type of government in which a king or queen of a royal family rules
communism
when all political power and control of the economy is held by the government