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Landforms
BayAn area of water bordered by land on three sides
GulfA gulf is a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded            by land (it is usually larger than a bay).
PeninsulaA peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three sides by                             water.
DeltaWhere the mouth of a river flows into an ocean, sea, lake or another river
IsthmusA narrow strip of land that is bordered on two sides by water           and connects two larger land masses
StraitA strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies                              of water.
LakeA lake is a large body of water surrounded by land                    on all sides.
MountainA mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding    terrain. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill
Hill       A hill is a raised area or mound of land.
PlainPlains are flat lands that have only small changes in elevation.
Plateau A plateau is a large, flat area of land that is higher than the                      surrounding land. .
RiverA river is a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a                             sea or ocean.
Waterfall When a river falls off steeply, there is a waterfall.
FjordA fjord is a long, narrow sea inlet that is bordered by steep cliffs.
Valley   A valley is a low place between mountains.
Glacier   A glacier is a slowly moving river of ice.
Archipelagogroup or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean
SeaA sea is a large body of salty water that is often connected to an ocean. A sea may be partly or completely surrounded ...
OceanAn ocean is a large body of salt water that surrounds a continent.    Oceans cover more the two-thirds of the Earths ...
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  1. 1. Landforms
  2. 2. BayAn area of water bordered by land on three sides
  3. 3. GulfA gulf is a part of the ocean (or sea) that is partly surrounded by land (it is usually larger than a bay).
  4. 4. PeninsulaA peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three sides by water.
  5. 5. DeltaWhere the mouth of a river flows into an ocean, sea, lake or another river
  6. 6. IsthmusA narrow strip of land that is bordered on two sides by water and connects two larger land masses
  7. 7. StraitA strait is a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water.
  8. 8. LakeA lake is a large body of water surrounded by land on all sides.
  9. 9. MountainA mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill
  10. 10. Hill A hill is a raised area or mound of land.
  11. 11. PlainPlains are flat lands that have only small changes in elevation.
  12. 12. Plateau A plateau is a large, flat area of land that is higher than the surrounding land. .
  13. 13. RiverA river is a large, flowing body of water that usually empties into a sea or ocean.
  14. 14. Waterfall When a river falls off steeply, there is a waterfall.
  15. 15. FjordA fjord is a long, narrow sea inlet that is bordered by steep cliffs.
  16. 16. Valley A valley is a low place between mountains.
  17. 17. Glacier A glacier is a slowly moving river of ice.
  18. 18. Archipelagogroup or chain of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean
  19. 19. SeaA sea is a large body of salty water that is often connected to an ocean. A sea may be partly or completely surrounded by land.
  20. 20. OceanAn ocean is a large body of salt water that surrounds a continent. Oceans cover more the two-thirds of the Earths surface
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