Landforms

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Landforms
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  1. A group of many Islands
    Archipelago


  2. An area of land largely enclosed by higher land.
    Basin

  3. A 
part of a body of salt water that reaches into the land; usually smaller than a gulf
    Bay

  4. A 
narrow valley with steep sides; usually created by erosion
    Canyon

  5. A curved or hooked piece of land extending into a body of water
    Cape

  6. A narrow deep waterway connecting two larger bodies of water; the deepest part of the waterway.
    Channel

  7. A high, steep slope of rock or soil
    Cliff

  8. A 
land built up by deposits of sand and silt at the mouth of some rivers
    Delta


  9. A narrow inlet of the sea between high banks or cliffs created by glaciers
    Fjord


  10. A 
part of a sea or ocean that reaches into land; usually larger than a bay
    Gulf

  11. A raised part of the earth’s surface with sloping sides; old mountain which because of erosion has become rounder and shorter
    Hill

  12. A large mass of floating ice that has broken off from a glacier, most of this is underwater
    Iceberg

  13. A 
narrow strip of land with water on both sides connecting two larger pieces of land
    Isthmus


  14. A large body of water surrounded by land
    Lake

  15. A land formation having a relatively flat top and steep rock walls
    Mesa

  16. A 
high, rocky land, usually with steep sides and a pointed or rounded top, higher than a hill
    Mountain


  17. A fertile place in the desert where there is water and some vegetation
    Oasis


  18. A 
piece of land that extends into a body of water and is surrounded on three sides by water
    Peninsula

  19. A 
flat highland area with one steep face; elevated plain
    Plateau

  20. A narrow waterway connecting two larger bodies of water
    Strait


  21. A large body of water, usually salt water, partly or completely surrounded by land
    Sea

  22. A large stream of water flowing through the land into a lake, ocean, or other body of water
    River

  23. A low land between hills or mountains
    Valley

  24. A cone shaped mountain formed out of rock or ash thrown up from inside the earth, frequently with an opening or depression at the top
    Volcano

  25. A 
place where running water makes a sheer drop, usually over a cliff
    Waterfall

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