Europe: Political and Physical Map & Geography Terms

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France
United Kingdom
Ireland
Portugal
Spain
Italy
Germany
Poland
Austria
Switzerland
Greece
Norway
Denmark
Sweden
Finland
Russia
Ukraine
Czech Republic
Hungary
Netherlands
Belgium
Iceland
Mediterranean Sea
Scandinavian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
Rhine River
Danube River
Peninsula
An area of land that is surround by water on 3 sides.
Channel
a strait that has a large landmass on either side
Strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two large areas of water
Plateau
a ​large ​flat ​area of ​land that is high above ​sea ​level
Physical Map
a map that shows physical features (bodies of water, mountains, plains, etc.)
Political Map
a map that shows political boundaries (states, countries, etc.)
Landlocked
entirely surrounded by land, having no coastline
Latitude
Line that travels East and West around the world and measures distance from Equator
Longitude
Line that travels North and South around the world and measures distance from the Prime Meridian
Relative Location
The general location of a place given in relation to another place or landmark
absolute location
The exact coordinates of a place given in degrees of Latitude and Longitude
plain
A large area of flat or gently rolling land
isthmus
Narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses
hemisphere
half of a sphere
European Plain
Alps Mountains
Ural Mountains
Pyrenees Mountains