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Map terms

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globe a sphere that shows a map of the earth's features.
latitude the lines that circle earth from east to west are latitude.
longitude the lines that run from the north to south pole on a map.
geographic terms terms related to different landforms and bodies of water
physical features Important parts of the earth's surface
geography study of land
hemisphere half of the earth
equator 0 degrees latitude
prime meridian 0 degrees longitude
continent Large mass of land
landforms Masses of land
sea A body of salt water that is smaller than an ocean
gulf Part of the sea or ocean that cuts into a mass or land
bay A body of water that has a small opening to a sea
lake A body of fresh water surrounded by land
source Where the river begins
mouth Where the mouth of the river empties into a larger body of water
tributary A smaller stream that feeds into a river
mountain range A row of connected mountains
peninsula A large extension of land that is surrounded by water on three sides
island A body of land that is completely surrounded by water
valley a low area of land between mountains or hills
delta Shaped like a triangle and is formed at the mouth of a river by deposited soil
Created by: bspies