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1 A landform rising high above the ground

2 mountain

3 A deep valley with high, steep sides

4 canyon

5 A wide, flat area.

6 plain

7 A flat land that is higher than the land around it

8 plateau

9 A large body of salt water

10 ocean

11 A small river or stream

12 tributary

13 A body of water surrounded by land

14 lake

15 A natural body of moving water

16 river

17 The mass of land that forms at the mouth of a river

18 delta

19 a body of water forming an indentation of the shoreline, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf.

20 bay

21 an artificial waterway for navigation, irrigation, etc.

22 canal

23 a region so dry because of little rainfall that it supports only sparse and widely spaced vegetation or no vegetation at all

24 desert

25 mass of ice formed from snow falling and accumulating over the years and moving very slowly

26 glacier

27 a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land.

28 gulf

29 a tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent.

30 island

31 tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent

32 isthmus

33 the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

34 Mountain pass

35 Where the river meets the ocean

36 mouth

37 a series of more or less connected mountains ranged in a line.

38 Mountain range

39 an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.

40 peninsula

41 A level, mostly treeless tract of land characterized by a highly fertile soil and originally covered with coarse grasses.

42 prairie

43 a vent in the earth's crust through which lava, steam, ashes, etc., are expelled, either continuously or at irregular intervals.

44 volcano

45 North, south, east, west

46 Cardinal directions

47 Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, Southwest, etc

48 Intermediate directions

49 explanatory table of symbols used on a map or chart; also called map legendmap legend

50 key

51 Designing something in portion to a standard measurement; ie: 1 inch = 1 mile

52 scale

53 Map that shows the transition of a political map over time

54 Historical map

55 A map that shows the entire globe. It changes the spherical image into a cylindrical one.

56 Mercator

57 Map that shows the altitude in colors

58 Physical map

59 Map that shows the boundaries of states or nations

60 Political map

61 Map that you can touch to find the altitude

62 relief

63 Map that shows the major interstates and highways

64 Road Map

65 the great circle on a planet whose plane is perpendicular to the axis, equidistant everywhere from the two poles of the planet

66 equator

67 Half of the globe

68 hemisphere

69 angular distance east or west on the earth's surface, measured by the angle between the meridian of a particular place

70 longitude

71 the angular distance north or south from the equator of a point on the earth's surface, measured on the meridian of the point.

72 latitude

73 the longitude running through Greenwich, England, from which longitude east and west is determined.which

74 Prime meridian


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