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Gulf

The WORLD

   
World Map
Continents
Countries
Cities
Landmarks
Landforms
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Map Maker
World Activities
 

MAJOR WORLD LANDFORMS

 
Glacier
Canyon
Basin
Peninsula
Cave
Gulf
Lake
Coastal Plain
Marsh/Swamp
Isthmus
Rainforest
Mountain Range
Island
Fjord
Sea
Channel
Delta/River
Savanna
Valley
Mountain
Plateau
Bay
Archipelago
Trench
Bay
Reef
Harbor
Cape
Strait
 

WORLD LANDFORMS ACTIVITIES

 
World Landforms Interactive Scavenger Hunt
 
 
 

What is a Gulf?

 
An arm of a sea or ocean, larger than a bay, that extends into land.
 

What is an Example of a Gulf?

 

The Gulf of Mexico is a large body of water that extends into North America from the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf of Mexico covers an area of about 615,000 square miles. Many major cities and resorts were built on the Gulf Coast such as Tampa, New Orleans, Houston, and Veracruz, Mexico. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina barreled into the Gulf of Mexico and destroyed parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.

 
gulf of mexico