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Geo vocab

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Valley
Area of low land between hills or mountains
Cape
Point of land jutting into the water
Island
Large area, smaller than a continent, completely surrounded by water
Canyon
Deep and narrow valley with steep walls
Continent
One of seven large land masses on the earth
Coast
Land along the edge of a body of water
Elevation
Height of land above sea level
Landform
A feature or formation on the earths surface
Plateau
A high, flat-topped landform with steep sides
Plains
An area of level or near level land with few trees
Hill
Landform with varying elevation and gentle slopes
Isthmus
Narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas
Archipelago
A group of islands in the sea
Peninsula
Body of land almost surrounded by water
Mountain
Land with steep sides that rise sharply from surrounding land; larger and more rugged hill
Lake
A size able in land body of water
River
Large stream of water that runs through the land
Pool
A small but deep body of standing water
Ocean
One of the four major bodies of salt water that surrounds the continents
Depth
The measurement from top to bottom
Sea
Large body of water completing or partly surrounded by land
Glacier
Large, thick body of slowly moving ice, found in mountains and polar regions
Bay
Section of a body of water carved into land
Canal
A waterway created by people
Tides
The rise and fall of ocean's surface
Shoreline
Meeting point of land with a body of water
Gulf
Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, larger then a bay
Strait
narrow body of water lying between two pieces of land
Longitude
Vertical lines to measure distance east to west
Symbol
A picture or sign that stands for something else
Equator
A line of latitude halfway between the poles
Hemisphere
Half of a sphere such as the earth or a globe
Poles
The northernmost and southernmost points on the earth
Globe
The representation of the earth as a sphere
Political map
Shows boundaries created by people
Legend
A list of symbols on a map; key
Latitdue
Horizontal lines to measure distance north to south
Physical Map
Shows natural features such as landforms
Boundaries
Imaginary dividing lines between areas
Zone
A section set apart from the rest; a region
Grid
Arrangement of intersecting lines used for location
Compass rose
A map symbol to indicate direction- N, S, E, W
Scale of Miles
A means of measuring represented mileage of a map
marine
relating to the sea