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Latitude
Distance north and south of the Equator
Measured in degrees
Longitude
Distance east and west of the Prime Meridian
Measured in degrees
Equator
imaginary line that runs around the middle of the earth
Prime Meridian-
Line of the global grid running from the north to the south
First line of longitude
Plain
area of level land usually a low elevation and often covered with grasses
Mesa
Broad, flat-topped land form with steep sides
Smaller than a plateau
Plateau
Area of flat or rolling land at a high elevation
Piedmont
A plateau in Virginia
Mountain Range
A series of connected mountains
Rocky Mountains
River Source
A place where a river begins in the highlands
Tributary
Smaller river that flows into a larger river
A branch of a river
Peninsula
A piece of land surrounded on 3 sides by water
Isthmus
Narrow stretch of land connecting 2 larger land areas
Coast
Land along the sea
Seashore