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geographic features

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gulf
a large part of the ocean that extends into the land
ocean
a large body of water
coral reef
an ocean ridge made up of skeletal remains of tiny sea animals
peninsula
an area of the land that sticks out into the lakes or ocean
bay
part of a large body of water that is smaller than the gulf
isthmus
a narrow piece of land connecting two larger land areas
island
an area of land surrounded entirely by water
delta
an area where a river deposits soil into the ocean
strait
a narrow body of water connecting two larger bodies of water
sinkhole
a circular depression formed when the roof of a cave collapses
river
a natural flow that runs trough the land
wetlands
an area of land covered by shallow water
lake
an inland body of water
forest
an area of densely wooded land
coast
an area of land near the ocean
valley
an area of low land between hills or mountains
mountain
an area of rugged land that generally rises higher than 2000ft
volcano
an opening in the earths crust
canyon
a deep, narrow with steep walls
glacier
a large area of slow moving ice
hill
a rounded, elevated area of land smaller than a mountain
plain
a nearly flat area
dune
a hill of sand shaped by wind
desert
an extremely dry area with little water and few plants
oasis
an area in the desert witth a water resource
plateau
a large flat elevated area of land