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Geography YWLA 6th

bay a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.
valley an elongated depression between uplands, hills, or mountains, especially one following the course of a stream.
plateau a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.
gulf a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.
delta flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth
peninsula an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
island a tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent.
prairie an extensive, level or slightly undulating, mostly treeless tract of land in the Mississippi valley, characterized by a highly fertile soil and originally covered with coarse grasses, and merging into drier plateaus in the west.
lines of longitude distance measured in degrees east or west of the prime meridian.
lines of latitude distance measured in degrees north and south of the equator.
prime meridian an imaginary line at 0 degrees longitude that circles the planet from north to south and divides the earth into western and eastern hemispheres.
equator an imaginary line forming a circle around the Earth's surface, equal distance from the poles and in a plane perpendicular to the Earth's axis of rotation. Divides the Earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres the basis for which latitude is measured.
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