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20 terms

Geography Vocab. Part 1

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river
large body of water emptying into another river, and ocean or lake
source of a river :) :) :)
where a river or stream begins
mouth ( of river)
where a river or stream flows into a larger body of water such as a lake or ocean
tributary
small river or stream that feeds into a larger river system
lake
body of water surrounded by land
bay or gulf (usually larger)
part of a body of water that is partially enclosed; makes a good port
strait
narrow channel that connects two larger bodies of water
coast
land that borders the sea
ports
point where ships unload passengers and cargo
island
land area that is surrounded by water on all sides
peninsula
body of land jutting into a lake or ocean
elevation
height of above sea level
hill
area of raised land that is lower and more rounded than a mountain
mountain
high and steep rugged land that rises sharply above the surrounding land
mountain range
a series of connected mountains
plain
area of level land, usually a low elevation and covered by grasses
basin
area of land surrounded by higher elevations, usually has a river draining in it
plateau
area of level land or rolling land at high elevation
latitude
distance in degrees north or south of the Equator
longitude
distance in degrees east and west from the Prime Meridian