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Identifying Thematic Maps

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Guatemala, Miguel Contreras. Countries Population Density. Digital image. Wikimedia. N.p., 10 Jan. 2007. Web. 5 Dec. 2015.

The map above shows world population density. This type of thematic map is commonly used by geographers because it is fairly simple to read.

What is the name given to this type of map?

A

Choropleth.

B

Cartogram.

C

Dot distribution.

D

Isoline.

E

Graduated symbol.