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Mountain Range
Chain of connected mountians
Gulf
Part of the ocean that juts into the land. Larger than a bay
Cape
Curved or pointed part of a coastline where the land juts out into the water
Strait
Narrow channel of water joining two larger bodies of water
Lake
Body of water surrounded entirely by land. (Fresh not salty water)
Delta
Fan shaped accumulation of soil and sand that collects at a mouth of a river
Archipelago
Expanse of water with many islands
River
Large stream of water that flows from mountain to lake or ocean
Valley
Area of low lying lands between mountains of hills
Ocean
Large body of water separating continents
Butte
Large, flat topped hill common in Western U.S
Bay
Body of water partly enclosed by land with access to ocean smaller than a gulf
Volcano
Opening in earths crust through which lava etc. may erupt
Mountain
Raised land higher than a hill with steep rocky sides
Island
Body of land, smaller than a continent entirely surrounded by water
Hill
Raised area of land that is lower than a mountain with a rounded top.
Peninsula
Piece of land jutting out into the water which surrounds it on three sides
Plateau
Broad area of mostly flat land at a high elevation
Canyon
Deep narrow valley with steep sides, often with a stream flowing through
Isthmus
Narrow strip of land that connects two larger bodies of land
Sound
Long, broad inlet of ocean usually parallel to the coast
Tributary
Stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river
Plain
A broad area of mostly flat land low lying land