Topographical Terms

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land area completely surrounded by water


Large land area surrounded by water on 3 sides


Narrow stretch of land connecting 2 larger land areas


land form that rises at least 1000 feet above the land surrounding it


Area of low land between mountains or hills


Area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation


Area of level land, usually at a low elevation


A point of land surrounded by a body of water


A deep and narrow valley with steep walls


Area of raised land with steep sides


Body of water totally surrounded by land


A part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline


A part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, larger than a bay


A narrow stretch of water joining 2 larger river or stream; a branch of a river


Largest body of water on earth


A large body of water either partly or completely surrounded by land


Water that winds through a land mass and empties into a larger body of water


small river or stream that flows into a larger river or stream; a branch of a river


Land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth


A deep, narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water, deep part of a river or other waterway


A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can safely anchor


The direction in which a river flows from its source to its mouth


The direction opposite the flow of a river from the end or mouth of a river to its source

source of a river

the place where a river begins, often in high land

mouth of a river

the place where a river flows into a larger body of water

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