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Mrs D's Geo Terms

Study Stack for Geography Terms

Ocean One of the four largest salt bodies of water on earth.
Sea A portion of an ocean, found closer to land.
Gulf A large and deep body of water enclosed by land on three sides, but open to the sea or ocean.
Channels and Straits Narrow waterways connecting one larger body of water to another.
Canal A human made channel
Island A body of land surrounded completely by water.
Archipelago A group of many islands (formed in the shape of an arc).
Peninsula Long irregular piece of land that sticks out into the water, surrounded by water on three sides.
Irrigated Land When water is directed through pipes to farmland.
Mountain A very high land form with steep sides.
Lakes Inland bodies of water which are completely surrounded by land.
River Body of water that carries water from the land to the sea.
Delta Land that builds up at a river's mouth from sand and sediment carried down by the river's flow. (The mouth of the river).
City A human made feature where large numbers of people live and work. Cities grow from smaller villages and towns and offer: protection, entertainment, places to buy goods, and a structured government.
Village A small living center with homes, but without the services of a city.
Glaciers Large ice flows which move slowly from higher to lower ground, found in cold areas of the world.
Plateau A large mountain-like area with a flat top.
Mesa A single mountain with a flat top (Mesas are smaller than plateaus).
Volcanoes Mountains which can erupt, spewing molten rock and ash.
Valley A lowland area formed by a river and surrounded by higher ground.
Oasis A fertile spot in the desert where there is water and vegetation (plants).
Desert A dry barren region that is usually sandy and without trees.
Forest A large land area covered with trees.
Plain A large open area, usually without any trees.
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