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a group or chain of islands
long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
deep and narrow valley with steep walls
a strip of land projecting into a body of water
lake used to store water for community use
an area of high, flat land
flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by a river and deposited at its mouth
a submerged ridge of rock or coral near the surface of the water
area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses
land surrounded by water on three sides
an imaginary line at 0 degrees longitude that circles the planet from north to south and divides the earth into western and eastern hemispheres.
a fertile area of land in a desert (where the water table approaches the surface)
a large ice mass that moves slowly down a mountain or over land
an arm of a sea or ocean partly enclosed by land
a relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger land areas
a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water
distance measured in degrees north and south of the equator.
an imaginary line at 0 degrees latitude that circles the earth from east to west and divides the planet into northern and southern hemispheres.
distance measured in degrees east or west of the prime meridian.
surrounded entirely or almost entirely by land
the position of a place in relation to another place
the exact location of a place on Earth using degrees north or south of the equator and east or west of the prime meridian
relating to farm areas and life in the country
having to do with cities or towns
farming in which only enough food to feed one's family is produced
small stream or river that flows into a larger river
a body of salt water that is partly enclosed by land
the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
negative conditions and perceptions that compel people to leave their homes and migrate to a new location
positive conditions and perceptions that effectively attract people to new locations from other areas
one half of the earth
A tool on a map showing cardinal (N,E,S,W) directions
an explanation of what the symbols on a map represent
the making of maps and charts
the area where a freshwater stream or river merges with the ocean
a series of hills or mountains
area of low land between hills or mountains
physical features of a region
A land area that is covered with a shallow layer of water during some or all of the year.
native to a certain area
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