Landforms

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Mountain

A landform that rises steeply at least 2,000 feet above surrounding land usually wide at the bottom and rising to a narrow peak or ridge

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Plateeau

A large flat area the rises above the surrounding land at least one side has a steep slope

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Canyon

A deep narrow valley with steep sides of often with a stream flowing through it

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Volcano

In opening in our surface through which melted rock's ashes and gas escape from the interior

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Isthmus

A narrow strip of land that connects two larger areas of land

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Plain

A large area of flat or gently rolling land

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Hill

An area that rises above the surrounding land and has a rounded top lower and usually less steep than enough

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Butte

A small ,high ,flat topped landform with cliff- like sides

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Mesa

A high, flat topped landform with Cliff-like sides; larger than a butte

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Bay

a body of water that is partly surrounded by land and that is connected to a large body of water

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Peninsula

An area of land almost completely surrounded by water but connected to the main land

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Valley

A low stretch of land between mountains and hills land that was drained By a river

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Coastal plains

A coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features

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Canal

long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation

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Cliff

a steep high face of rock

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Cape

landform adjacent to water on three sides.A cape is a pointed piece of land that exstends out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river

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Iceberg

a large floating mass of ice detached from a glacier or ice sheet and carried out to sea

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Beach

a pebbly or sandy shore, esp. by the ocean between high- and low-water marks

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Prairie

a large open area of grassland, esp. in the Mississippi River valley

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Lagoon

a stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a low sandbank or coral reef

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Island

a piece of land surrounded by water