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Geographical Terms 5

Old World History, Geographical Terms and Interesting Facts page 5

What is a flat or level area of land, where most of the people in the world live? plains
What is a highland plain, or an elevated area of generally level land, sometimes containing deep canyons? plateau
What is the other name for a plateau? tableland
What is the term for a deep, narrow valley with steep sides? canyon
What is the term for a large area of salt water smaller than an ocean and partly or completely enclosed by land? sea
What is a branch of the ocean, smaller than a sea, reaching into the land? bay
What do we call a large bay? gulf
What is a sheltered place where ships may anchor safely? harbor
What is the term for a narrow channel? strait
What is the term for a deep, narrow body of water connecting two larger bodies of water; also deepest part of a river or harbor? channel
What do we call a wide channel or strait linking two large bodies of water, or separating an island from the mainland? sound
What is a narrow, man-made channel of water that joins other bodies of water, and is used for navigation or irrigation? canal
What is a river or creek which flows into a larger river? tributary
What is the term for the land deposited at the mouth of a river? delta
What do we call the land drained by a river and its branches? river basin
The world's largest ocean? Pacific Ocean
The ocean that separates Europe from America? Atlantic Ocean
The world's warmest ocean? Indian Ocean
The longest river in the world? Nile River
The second longest river in the world? Amazon River
The most important river in Europe. Rhine River
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