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Major lakes of the world

A lake is an area filled with water, localized in a basin, that is surrounded by land, apart from any river or other outlet that serves to feed or drain the lake. Lakes lie on land and are not part of the ocean, and therefore are distinct from…
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Major Ocean Currents of the World

Ocean currents are large masses of surface water that circulate in regular patterns around the oceans. Warm currents flow from equatorial regions poleward having a higher surface temperature.While cold currents flow from polar regions toward equator having a lower surface temperature. Ocean current are generated by wind, Coriolis…
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Major Plateau of the World

Following is the comprehensive list of major plateaus of the world. Tibetan Plateau It is the highest and largest plateau in the world formed due to collision of the Indo-Australian and Eurasian tectonic plates. It is known as the ‘roof of the world’. It harbors the world’s two…
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Major Straits of the World

A strait is a naturally formed, narrow, typically navigable waterway that connects two larger bodies of water. Most commonly it is a channel of water that lies between two land masses. Many straits are economically important. Straits can be important shipping routes, and wars have been fought for…
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