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Bay A body of water particularly enclosed by land but with a wide mouth
Cape A point or head of land projecting into the water
Cliff A high, steep, or hanging face of rock
Delta A nearly flat triangular tract of sediment at the mouth of a river
Hill A naturally raised area of land
Strait A narrow passage of water connecting two seas
Lake A large body of water surrounded by land
Mountain (Peak) A mountain summit
Ocean A large expanse of sea
Plateau An area of relatively level high ground
Sea The expanse of salty water that covers most of earth surfaces and its landmasses
Valley A low area of land between hills or mountains
Latitude The angular distance of a place north or south of Earth's equator
Absolute Location The exact location on Earth of a specific place
Equator An imaginary line dividing the Earth into northern and southern
Physical Features Bodies of land ad landforms
Canyon A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls
Channel The bed of a stream or river
Continent one of the principal land masses of the Earth
Gulf A deep inlet of the sea
Island A piece of land surrounded by water
Isthmus A narrow strip of land with sea on either side
Mesa A flat board topped elevation with one or more cliff like sides
Mountain (Range) A series mountain ridges alike in form, direction, and origin
Peninsula Land almost surrounded by water, projecting into the water
Plain A large area of flat land with few trees
River A large natural stream of water flowing in a channel to the sea, a lake, or another such stream
Tributary A river or stream flowing into a large river or lake
Volcano A mountain or hill having a vent through which lava erupts from
Longitude The angular distance of a place east or west of the meridian
Prime Meridian The Earth's zero of longitude
Basin An enclosed area of water to control ware levles
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