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Land Formations

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peninsula
a narrow stretch of land surrounded on three sides by water
isthmus
a narrow strip of land connecting two larger bodies of land
delta
a place at the mouth of a river where the river splits into many different sections forming a marshy triangle.
cape
a point or head of land projecting into a body of water
valley
an elongated low land between ranges of mountains, hills, or other uplands, often having a river or stream running along the bottom
river
a large natural stream of water emptying into an ocean, lake, or other body of water
lake
a large inland body of fresh water or salt water
bay
an are of sea partially enclosed by land, smaller than a gulf
sea
a relatively large body of water, either part of an ocean that is partially surrounded by land, or a body of water that is completely landlocked
strait
a narrow channel of water joining two larger bodies of water.
sound
a long passage of water connecting two larger bodies
gulf
a large area of a sea or ocean partially enclosed by land
canal
a long narrow arm of the sea penetrating for inland
fjord
a long narrow arm of the sea bordered by steep cliffs