A landform is any natural (not man-made) formation on the surface of the earth. Landforms can include large featrues like mountain ranges, plateaus and continents, as well as smaller features like hills and ponds. Some Landforms are:
|An Ithsmus is a narrow strip of land, bordered on two sides by water, and connecting two larger landmasses.|
|A Canyon is a deep valley with very steep sides – often carved from the Earth by a river.|
|A Cape is a pointed piece of land that sticks out into a sea, ocean, lake, or river.|
|A Peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three sides by water, but is still attached to the mainland.|
A Plateau is a land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above adjoining land on at least one side.
A Valley is a long depression in the surface of the land that usually contains a river.
|A Cove is small, horseshoe-shaped body of water along the coast; the water is surrounded by land formed of soft rock.|
|Hills are a raised area or mound of land.|
|An Island is a piece of land that is surrounded by water.|
|A Butte is a flat-topped rock or hill formation with steep sides.|
|Plains are flat lands that have only small changes in elevation.|
|A Prairie is a region of flat, gently sloping, or hilly land covered chiefly by tall grasses and not many trees.|
|A Volcano is a mountain or hill, usually having a cuplike crater at the summit, formed around such a vent from the ash and lava expelled through it.|
|Glaciers are made up of fallen snow that, over many years, compresses into large, thickened ice masses.|