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Exact location of a place on the earth described by global coordinates.
Area of land drained by a given river and its branches, area of land surrounded by lands of higher elevations.
Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally smaller than gulf.
Deep and narrow valley with steep walls.
Wide strait or waterway between two land masses that lie close to each other, deep part of a river or other waterway.
Point of land that extends into a river, lake, or ocean.
Steep, high wall of rock, earth, or ice.
One of the seven large landmasses on the earth.
Flat, low-lying land built up from soil carried downstream by river and deposited at its mouth.
Stretch of high land that separate river systems.
Direction in which a river or stream flows from its source to mouth.
Height of land above sea level.
Imaginary line that runs around the earth halfway between the north and south poles, used as a starting point to measure degrees of north and south latitude.
Large, thick body of slowing moving ice.
Part of a large body of water that extends into a shoreline, generally lager and more deeply indented than a bay.
A sheltered place along a shoreline where ships can anchor safely.
Elevated land area such as a hill, mountain, or plateau.
Elevated land with sloping side and rounded summit, generally smaller than a mountain.
Land area, smaller than a continent, completely surrounded by water.
Narrow stretch of land connecting two larger land areas.
A sizable inland body of water.
Distance north of south of equates, measured in degrees.
Distance east or west of the prime meridian measured in degrees.
Land, usually level, at a low elevation.
Drawing of the earth shown on a flat surface.
One of many lines on the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole, used to measure degrees of longitude.
Broad, flat-topped landform with steep sides, smaller than a plateau.
Land with steep sides that rises sharply 1,000 feet or more from surrounding land, generally larger and more rugged than a hill.
Point top of a mountain.
A series of connected mountains.
Of a river place where a stream or river flows into a larger body of water.
One of the four major bodies of salt water that surround the continents.
Stream of either cold or warm water that moves in a definite direction through an ocean.
One of many lines on the global grid that circles the earth north and south of the equator, used to measure degrees of latitude.
Body of land jutting into lake or ocean surrounded three sides by water.
Characteristic of place occurring naturally, such as a landform, body of water, climate pattern, or resource.
Area of level land, usually at low elevation and often covered with grasses.
Area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation, about 300-3,000 feet high.
Line of the global grid running from the North Pole to the South Pole through Greenwich, England, starting point for measuring degrees of east and west longitude.
Change in elevation over a given area of land.
Large natural stream of water that runs through the land.
Large body of water completely or partly surrounded by land.
Land lying next to a sea or an ocean.
Narrow stretch of water joining two larger bodies of water.
Broad inland body of water often between a coastline and one or more is kind cliff the coast.
Of a river place when a river or stream begins, often in highland.
Small river or stream that flows into a large river or stream of a river or stream.
Direction opposite the flow of a river; toward the source of a river or stream.
Area of low land between hills or mountains.
Mountain created as liquid rock and ash erupt from inside the earth.
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