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Land,usally level, at a low elavation Lowland
Distance east or west of the prime meridian, measured in degrees Longitude
Distance north or south of the equator, measured in degrees Latitude
lake a sizable inland body of water
isthmus Narrow strecth of land connecting two larger landmasses
island land area, samller than a continent, completly surounded by water
Elavated land with sloping sides and rounded summit;genrally smaller a mountain Hill
highland Elavated area such as a hill, mountain, or plateau
Harbor A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchore safely
Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline; generally larger and more deeply indented than a bay Gulf
Glacier Large, thick body of slowly moving ice
Fjord A long narrow coastal intel with steep sides, often formed by glaciel action, especially along the western coast of Norway
Equator Imaginary line that runs around the Earth halfway between the North and South Poles; used as the starting point to measure degrees of north and south latitude.
Elavation Hieght of land above the sea level
Direction in which a river or stream flows from its source to its mouth Downstream
Divide Stretch of highland that seperates river systems
FLat low lying land built up from soil carried down stream by a river deposite at the mouth Delta
cultural feature Charecteristic that humans have created in a place such as language, religion, housing, or setttlment patterns
contour lines lines that join points of equal elevations on the surface of the land above or below a refernce surface such as mean sea level
continent One of seven large landmasses on the Earth
steap high walls of rock, ice, or earth Cliff
channel Wide strait or waterway between two landmasses that lie close to each other
Cape Point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean
A deep and narrow valley with steep walls canyon
part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline generally smaller than a gulf Bay
An area of land drained by a given river and its branches; area of land surrouned by lands of higher elavation basin
Archipelago A group of islands close together in an ocean or sea
Absolute Location Exact location of a place on earth described by global coordanints (latitude and longitude)
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