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Geographical terms 2

Geographical terms e - l

elevation height of land above sea level.
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.
glacier large, thick body of slowly moving ice.
gulf part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally larger and more deeply indented than a bay.
harbor a sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely.
highland elevated land area such as a hill, mountain, or plateau.
hill elevated land with sloping sides and rounded summit; generally smaller than a mountain.
island land area, smaller than a continent, completely surrounded by water.
isthmus narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas.
lake a sizable inland body of water.
latitude distance north or south of the Equator, measured in degrees.
longitude distance east or west of the Prime Meridian, measured in degrees.
lowland land, usually level, at a low elevation.
Created by: vroshong