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The Importance of Place The Importance of Place The 5 Principals of Geography • Places have a location • Places have physical & Cultural characteristics • Places Change • Places interact with other places • Places are in regions Place… • Places can be found according to Longitude and Latitude. • But, it is more important to know the where, what, and why! Take Winnipeg for example… I found it! • 49 degrees north latitude, 97 degrees west longitude But it is more important to know… • Located in Western Canada, it’s the geographical centre of North America, it was the historic gateway to the prairies from Easter Canada… Physical and Cultural Characteristics Physical: • Landforms, bodies of water, soil and mineral deposits ----> how do these impact people? Cultural: • Different groups of people, immigration and emigration ----> how does the combining of cultures alter the atmosphere? Places Change? • Manmade and natural changes to a location have lasting impacts on an area… Places Interact with other Places • Size and location determined the importance of a location – still does to a certain degree – however communication has changed. • This is a core idea in Social Studies! Places are in Regions • Region: an area where certain characteristics prevail. – The coast – The interior – The desert • Vancouver and Seattle are in two different countries but are part of the same Region.