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A group of islands clustered together in a sea or ocean
an inlet of a body of water that is usually smaller than a gulf.
a large region of Earth that has a certain climate and certain types of living things
Water in different sizes and shapes naturally found on the Earth's surface. Oceans, seas, bays, lakes, rivers, and ponds are examples of bodies of water.
a boundary especially of a country or state
a line or natural feature that separates one area, state, or country from another
the land next to the ocean
a symbol that shows directions
a very large body of land
the unit of measurement used for longitude and latitude
the half of Earth east of the Prime Meridian
an imaginary line drawn on the Earth that has a climate and certain types of living things.
the description of the natural environment of a place; includes physical features, weather, and climate, soil, vegetation and animal life
a large body of water that cuts deeply into the land
half of the Earth. The four hemispheres are northern, southern, eastern and western
explains how people live in their environment
A narrow strip of land connecting two larger landmasses and has water on two sides
imaginary lines on a map or globe that measure distance north and south of the Equator and distance east and west of the Prime Meridian
an area of soft, wet land that is usually overgrown with grasses
Southern part of North America extending from Mexico to northwestern Colombia
continent comprising Greenland, United States, and Canada ( and Mexico and Central America)
the half of the earth north of the equator
A large body of salt water
the line of longitude from the South Pole to the North Pole measured in degrees. It divides the Earth into Eastern and Western Hemisphere
a large open area of grassland
an administrative division or unit of a country (Canada)
flow of water that goes to an ocean or lake
the measurement on a map or globe that shows distance between places
the entire Western Hemisphere continent south of Mesoamerica
the half of the Earth south of the equator
a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water
the area on the Earth between 23 1/2 degrees N and 23 1/2 degrees South, where the climate is almost always hot
the half of the earth comprising North and South America and their surrounding waters west of the Prime Meridian