GEOG 162 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Human Geography, Landform

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Published on 14 Aug 2012
School
Simon Fraser University
Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 162
Professor
Chapter 1 Regional Geography of Canada
Regional geography-the study of the geography of regions and the interplay between physical
and human geography which results in an understanding of human society, its physical
geographical underpinnings, and a sense of place
Regions are areas with similar characteristics
Census regions (political criteria)
Physiographic regions (landform criteria)
Vegetation regions
Cultural regions
Geographic regions
Etc
Within Canada there are 6 geographic regions
Ontario
Quebec
British Columbia
Western Canada
Atlantic Canada
The North (Territories)
Regional Tensions-cracks in Canada’s social fabric
Aboriginals
Politics
Immigrants
French/English
Why Regional Tensions Exist in Canada
Resources and culture play predominant role in regional tensions
There are issues of cultural identity and rights/entitlement
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