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  • All the different features of the Earth´s surface make up the landscape.
  • Plateau Depression Coastal Plain Range Mountai n Chain Hill Valley Mountains and plains in Spainmap marsh cape … Spanish coast map
  • All the different features of the Earth´s surface make up the landscape.
  • Plateau Depressions Coastal plainsPlains are large areas of flat land with no hills or slopes. A plateau is a plain at high altitude Depressions are plains wich are lower than the surrounding land. Coastal plains are flat land near the coast.
  • Mountains HillsMountains are raised parts of the Earth´s surface. Hills have a lower altitude than mountains.
  • Several mountains grouped together are called a mountain rangeA long line of mountain rangesis called a mountain chain
  • Valleys are lowareas betweenmountains.Rivers are oftenfound in valleys.
  • Mountains Plain Depressions
  • The Iberian peninsula has many different landscapes, the shows themountains and plains.Central Spain is dominated by a large plateau, called the Central Plateau.This is divided into two parts by the Central Mountain Chain.There are mountains to the north, east and south of the Central Plateau: - The Pyrenees is a mountain chain to the north of the CentralPlateau. - The Betic Chain is a mountain chain to the south of the CentralPlateau.The highest peaks on the peninsula are in these chains.The Iberian peninsula has narrow coastal plains.There are two extensive depressions: -The Ebro depression in the north - The Guadalquivir depression in the south
  • 1. What is an oceanic ridge?2. What happens when underwater mountain peaks reach the surface?3. What is an oceanic trench?4. Where is the deepest oceanic trench?
  • Altitude isthe height orsomethingabove sea level, or Earth´s surface.
  • An estuary is the part os a river which opens into the sea. A marsh is a wet land Low-lying coasts: near the mouth of a river. are plains by the sea. They often have sandy beaches. An archipelago is a A Cape is a land which extends into the group of islands. sea. An island is a land which is almost completely surrounded by water.High coasts: aremountain or high areas bythe sea. The often haverocky cliffs. A peninsula is a land which is almost completely surrounded by water. A Gulf is a place where the sea extends into de land.
  • The Cantabrian coast has rocky cliffs, estuaries and gulfs. The Atlantic coastis very varied. In the The northwest it is high Mediterranean and rocky. There coast is low-lyingare many estuaries. and sandy. There are many long In the south, it is beaches. low-lying and sandy. In the Balearic The coastline in the Islands, high Canary Islands coasts alternate varies greatly. with long beaches.