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Mountains Landforms

Plateau



A large elevated piece
of land with at least
one steep side.




Hill



A small elevation on the
Earths surface



Mountain



A large elevation on the
Earths surface that
rises quickly



Volcano


A mountain created
by volcanic activity



Continent



Any one of the seven
largest landmasses
surrounded by ocean.









Mountains Landforms




Butte



An isolated hill with
steep sides and a
flat top.



Valley



The land between hills
or mountains
sometimes with a river.



































Flatlands Landforms




Isthmus



A narrow strip of land
connecting two larger
pieces of land.




Peninsula



Land that juts out into a
body of water and is
surrounded by water
on three sides



Island



Land completely
surrounded by water.



Lake


An inland body of water
completely surrounded
by land




Cape



A point of land that extends
into an ocean or sea.








Flatlands Landforms




Coast



The land along an ocean
or sea.



Plain



A large, flat area of
land, usually with
few or no trees



Oasis



A fertile spot in the
desert usually watered
by an underground
spring

























Rivers Landforms




River



A large stream of natural
origin that flows into
another body of water.



Tributary



A stream or river that
flows into a larger
stream or river.



Estuary



A narrow arm of brackish
(fresh and salt water mixed)
water where the ocean tide

meets the river current.



Canal


A narrow strip of
man-made
land water used for
irrigation, navigation,
and drainage.



Delta


Triangle shaped piece of
land formed at the mouth
of a river, formed by
deposits as the river current
meets the still ocean or sea.









Rivers Landforms




River Mouth



The point where a river
ends and empties into
an ocean or sea.



River Source




The place where
a river begins.



Watershed



An area of land that is
crisscrossed by smaller
waterways that drains into
a larger body of water.

























Seas Landforms




Gulf



A large body of water
(larger than a bay) along
a curved coastline.




Strait



A narrow strip of water
connecting two larger
bodies of water.



Bay



Small part of a large
body of water that
extends into the land.



Sound


A long passage of water
that connects two larger
bodies of water or
separating mainland and an island.



Ocean



One of the Earths four
largest bodies of water.









Seas Landforms




Sea



A large body of salt water
surrounded partly or
mostly by land.



Archipelago




A group of islands.



Harbor



An inlet body of deep
water sheltered from
storms used for shipping.