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Virginia Studies Geography Vocabulary Words

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Virginia Geography academic vocabulary.

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Virginia Studies Geography Vocabulary Words

  1. 1. Virginia Studies Geography Vocabulary words.<br />
  2. 2. Relative Location<br />
  3. 3. Relative Location<br />Describing the relationship between two places using words such as “next to, bordering, and near”<br />Example: Bristol is near Abingdon.<br />
  4. 4. Fall Line<br />
  5. 5. Fall Line<br />Natural border between the Tidewater and Piedmont regions where the land rises sharply and waterfalls prevent further travel on the rivers.<br />
  6. 6. Piedmont<br />
  7. 7. Piedmont <br />Region of Virginia bordered to the east by the Fall Line and the Tidewater region<br />The word piedmont means: land at the foot of the mountains.<br />The Piedmont region is characterized by rolling hills<br />
  8. 8. Plateau<br />
  9. 9. Plateau<br />An area of elevated land that is flat on top.<br />
  10. 10. Peninsula<br />
  11. 11. Peninsula<br />A landform that is bordered by water on three sides.<br />
  12. 12. Eastern Shore<br />
  13. 13. Eastern Shore<br />Area of land in the Coastal Plain (Tidewater) region.<br />The Eastern Shore is a peninsula that is separated from the main land of Virginia by the Chesapeake Bay.<br />

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