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Geography Terms

Bowl-shaped area of land surrounded by higher land Basin
Inlet of the sea or some other body of water, usually smaller than a gulf Bay
High, steep face of rock or earth Bluff
Point of land that extends into water Cape
Large waterfall Cataract
Deepest part of a body of water Channel
High, steep face of rock or earth Cliff
Land along a sea or ocean Coast
Triangle-shaped area of land at the mouth of a river Delta
Dry land with few plants Desert
Hill of sand piled up by the wind Dune
Area long which rivers form waterfalls or rapids as the rivers drop to lower land Fall line
Flat land that is near the edges of a river and is formed by silt deposited by floods Floodplain
Hilly area at the base of a mountain Foothills
Large ice mass that moves slowsly down a mountain or across land Glacier
Part of a sea or ocean extending into the land, usually larger than a by Gulf
Land that rises above the land around it Hill
Any area of water extending into the land from a larger body of water Inlet
Land that is surrounded by water Island
Narrow strip of land connecting two large land masses Isthmus
Body of shallow water Lagoon
Body of water surrounded by land Lake
Lowland with moist soil and tall grasses Marsh
Flat-topped mountain with steep sides Mesa
Highest kind of land Mountain
Gap between mountains Mountain pass
Row of mountains Mountain range
Place where a river empties into another body of water Mouth of river
Area of water and fertile land in a desert Oasis
Body of salt water larger than a sea Ocean
Top of a mountain Peak
Land that is almost completely surrounded by water Peninsula
Area of flat or gently rolling low land Plateau
Ridge of sand, rock, or coral that lies at or near the surface of a sea or ocean Reef
Large stream of water that flows across the land River
Lnd along a river Riverbank
Area of grassland and scattered trees Savanna
Body of salt water smaller than an ocean Sea
The level of the surface of an ocean or sea Sea level
Side of ahill or mountain Slope
Place where a river begins Source of river
Narrow channel of water connecting two larger bodies of water Strait
Area of low, wet land with trees Swamp
Line on a mountain above which it is too cold for trees to grow Timberline
Stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river Tributary
Low land between hills or mountains Valley
Opening in the earth, orten raised, through wich lava, rock, ashes, and gases are forced out Volcano
Steep drop from a high place to a lower place in a stream or river Waterfall
Created by: helenlein