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Geography Essentials: A-Z. Click on a letter of the alphabet.
       

Safari
a sightseeing trip to see African animals in their natural habitat

Saxons
invaders who came to Britain from various parts of Europe in AD 400

Scandinavia
this includes the countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland

Seasonal
only occurring at certain times of the year. For example, in some holiday areas, gift shops and attractions are only open in the summer.

Sediment
small pieces of rock which are carried by the water and settle on the river bed (deposition)

Services
the facilities we need for daily life

Services
things needed for daily life, such as shops, banks, schools, petrol stations and health centres

settlement
a place occupied by people. Settlements vary in size and can be cities, towns or villages.

Settlement
a place where a group of people choose to make their homes. Many invaders who came to Britain eventually became settlers.

Settlement
a place where people live varying in size from a city to a small village

Sewage
waste matter from humans and animals

Source
the beginning of a river, usually a spring high in the mountains

Storm
a combination of high wind and heavy rain, snow or hail. Sometimes thunder and lightening also occur.

Suburb
an area of housing that has grown up on the outskirts of a city

Summit
the top of a mountain

Summit
the top of the mountain