Landforms

A landform is a natural land feature that makes up the Earth’s surface. There are many kinds of landforms, including valleys, island, volcanoes, caves, mountains, plateaus, hills, plains, desert, and glaciers.

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Geography
Mexico
Landforms

What are two peninsulas found in Mexico?

There are two important peninsulas in Mexico:

The Baja California Peninsula, located on northwestern Mexico, is a long but slim peninsula stretching along 1,250 Kilometers (775 miles) from the San Diego-Tijuana border down to the seaside resort of Cabo San Lucas, and is separated from mainland Mexico by the Gulf of California (also known as Sea of Cortes). It has an arid climate (Köppen BWh: Warm, Dry) as most of the peninsula falls within the Sonoran Desert limits, but has occasional fertile valleys on which grape and citric fruits are grown, such as the Valle de Guadalupe, one of the largest wine countries in Mexico. There are two federal states along this peninsula: Baja California (capital Mexicali) and Baja California Sur (capital La Paz). The most important cities include Tijuana (1,840,710), Mexicali (1,102,342), Ensenada (522,768), Los Cabos (305,983) and La Paz (290,286).

The Yucatan Peninsula, located on southeastern Mexico, is a triangular peninsula that separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea. With a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw), it is mostly a flat land composed of limestone. Due to this nature, there are almost no surface rivers in the peninsula and most water comes from holes in the ground known as cenotes. It is a place known for being home of the ancient Mayan civilization, with beautiful remains of cities such as Chichen Itza and Tulum; however many of these ruins are covered by the thick vegetation that characterizes the region. It is also believed that the Chicxulub crater, covering almost half of the peninsula, is the site of the crater impact that killed the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago. There are three federal states on this peninsula: Campeche (capital: Campeche), Yucatan (capital Merida) and Quintana Roo (capital Chetumal). Some of the most important cities include Campeche (220,389), Merida (777,615) and Cancun (628,306).

Note: all population figures were taken from the 2010 census.

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Landforms
Mountains
Appalachian Mountains

What is hilly land?

hilly land is not flat ground, its bumpy..

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New York
New York City
Landforms

What are New York's major landforms?

A major landform can be anything...like a mountain, and a lake etc.

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Antarctica
Oceans and Seas
Landforms

What are Antarctica's landforms?

The Hilpanay Mountains, Plapanop Iceberg and Ginger Valley

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Nepal
Agriculture
Landforms

Why Terai is called the granary of Nepal?

TERAI-GRANARY OF NEPAL

Terai is called the granary of Nepal as more than half percent of people of Nepal depend on the vegetation of Terai region. Terai is plain, where more cultivation is possible. Cultivation is impossible in mountain region due to difficult topography and temperate region and even in hilly region with lots of vegetation it's not possible due to slope area. Terai is only the possible region where much cultivation is possible. Different kinds of vegetation, valuable medicinal herbs, important trees, etc. are found in Terai region. So, Terai region is called the granary of Nepal.

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Science
Lakes and Rivers
Landforms

What is the worlds largest watershed?

According to Wikipedia, the three largest river basins/watersheds by area in descending order are: the Amazon basin, the Congo basin, and the Mississippi basin.

However, if you list rivers by drainage area, you get:

Amazon - 6,915000 km2

Río de la Plata - 4,144,000 km2

Congo - 3,680,000 km2

Nile - 3,349,000 km2

Ob - 2,990,000 km2

Mississippi - 2,980,000 km2

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Animal Life
Landforms
Landscapes
Elevations

What is the flat land between two mountains called?

A valley. Depending on the formation it can also be a col /notch or saddle. Valleys will often be steep on both sides and or have a body of water passing through them.

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South Dakota
Landforms

What are 3 main physical features of South Dakota?

South Dakota is located in the Great Plains of North America.

The three main physical features are the Prairie Hills in Eastern South Dakota, the Black Hills in Western South Dakota, and the Badlands in South-Western South Dakota.

The most important river is the Missouri River.

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China and Chinese Territories
Landforms

3 major landforms of china?

  • continental plateau - major in Tibet and Qingha
  • mountainous regions - major in Inner Mongolia, Yunnan, Guizhou
  • plain - major in northeaster part, Yangtze River region
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Florida
Landforms
Latitude and Longitude

What is the highest land form in Florida?

The highest point in Florida is Britton Hill, Lakewood Park in Walton County, in the

Florida Panhandle. Britton Hill is only 345 feet above sea level.

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Australia
Landforms

What is the future of Uluru?

Uluru has a bright future. It is likely to remain an iconic attraction in Australia, as it is unlike any other feature in the world. Erosion is minimal, so it is not at any likely risk of being eroded away, like the Twelve Apostles off the southern coast of Victoria are being eroded.

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Australia
Landforms

Who discovered Uluru?

The Aborigines have known about Uluru for thousands of years.

Explorer William Gosse, of the South Australian Survey Department, is believed to have been the first European explorer to see Ayers Rock. Gosse discovered the rock (now known by its native name of Uluru) by accident during an expedition through Australia's interior. The need to find water for his camels forced him to take a more southerly course than he had originally planned. On 18 July 1873 he sighted Ayers Rock, recording that, "This rock is certainly the most wonderful natural feature I have ever seen".

Known to the indigenous Australians as Uluru, the rock was named Ayers Rock after Sir Henry Ayers, Premier of South Australia at the time.

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Landforms
New Delhi

What are the important landforms in Delhi?

The major landforms are yamunna river and aravali hills

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Geometry
Landforms

What is an elongated strip of sand called?

spit

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Mexico
Landforms

What is the land like in Mexico City?

The city lies within a large valley, and is surrounded by several hills to the north and west. To the south there is a mountainous region of pine and oak trees known as the range of Ajusco, which is prone to snowfalls on winter months. The rest of the city has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb) with average temperatures of 9-23 °C (42-69 °F).

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Landforms
Brain Teasers and Logic Puzzles

What has a bottom at the top?

Legs!

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Geography
Oceans and Seas
Landforms

What is the name given to a point of land extending into a body of water?

The most common name for a point of land extending into a body of water is peninsula. Usually a peninsula has water around three of its sides. The Yucatan Peninsula is an example of a peninsula.

Other words that may mean the same are cape, headland, point, and spit. A cape is usually a large point of land that goes into the sea. A headland juts into a bay and has high cliffs. A spit is a sandy point of land extending into a body of water from a beach.

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Physics
Chemistry
Landforms

Is blood Viscous or non viscous?

Viscous.

Depends on your point of view. Non-Viscous relative to tar.

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Mountains
Landforms

How is a arete form?

It is formed when two glaciers erode parallel from each other or when two glaciers erode towards each other

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Georgia (US State)
Lakes and Rivers
Landforms

How deep is the Okefenokee swamp?

There is no specific depth for it, and there is not even a maximum depth because after the water itself ends, there is still mud and silt below it. However, most of it is between 7 and 3 feet deep, not including silt.

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Massachusetts
Landforms

Is Cape Cod an island or a peninsula?

Cape Cod is a Peninsula that became an island after a canal was built

Cape Cod isn't considered an island because the canal was man-made, it's still considered a Peninsula.

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Travel & Places
Landforms

What do plains and plateaus have in common?

both have flat terrain.

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Geography
Landforms

Where can you find prairies?

Canada and Northern USA

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Monkeys
Landforms

What is the sound made by a brook called?

Blllr

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Venezuela
Landforms

What are all the major landforms in Venezuela?

they are 34.

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