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Geography is about Earth’s land, water, air, and living things—particularly people. The word comes from the Greek geo, which means “Earth,” and graphy, which means “writing or description.”
Physical geographers study landforms, water, soil, and climate. They also study the distribution of living things. Human geographers explore the ways people interact with the environment. They may be city or environmental planners, transportation specialists, or market researchers. Read on to discover the role of geography and geographers in Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital.