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This list has 13 sub-lists and 87 members. See also Physiographic divisions, Physiographic provinces
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Great Basin
Great Basin 7 L, 3 T
Klamath Mountains
Klamath Mountains 7 L, 53 T
Snake River
Snake River 6 L, 30 T
Puget Sound
Puget Sound 4 L, 15 T
Mexican Plateau
Mexican Plateau 6 L, 41 T
Ouachita Mountains
Ouachita Mountains 1 L, 21 T
Peninsular Ranges
Peninsular Ranges 14 L, 69 T
Transverse Ranges
Transverse Ranges 17 L, 51 T
Interior Plateau
Interior Plateau 2 L, 22 T
Salton Trough
Salton Trough 2 L, 17 T
  • Sierra Nevada (U.S.)
    Sierra Nevada (U.S.) Mountain range in the Western United States
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    The Sierra Nevada (snowy saw range) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin. The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada. The Sierra Nevada is part of the American Cordillera, a chain of mountain ranges that consists of an almost continuous sequence of such ranges that form the western "backbone" of North America, Central America, South America and Antarctica.
  • Atherton Tableland
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    The Atherton Tableland is a fertile plateau which is part of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, Australia. The Atherton Tablelands is a diverse region, covering an area of 64,768 square kilometres and home to 45,243 people (estimated resident population, Census 2011). The main population centres on the Atherton Tablelands are Mareeba and Atherton. Smaller towns include Tolga, Malanda, Herberton, Kuranda, Ravenshoe, Millaa Millaa, Chillagoe, Dimbulah, Mt Garnet, Mt Molloy, Tinaroo and Yungaburra.
  • Blue Mountains (New South Wales)
    Blue Mountains (New South Wales) Region in New South Wales, Australia
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    The Blue Mountains are a mountainous region and a mountain range located in New South Wales, Australia. The region borders on Sydney's metropolitan area, its foothills starting about 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of centre of the state capital. The public's understanding of the extent of the Blue Mountains is varied, as it forms only part of an extensive mountainous area associated with the Great Dividing Range. Officially the Blue Mountains region is bounded by the Nepean and Hawkesbury rivers in the east, the Coxs River and Lake Burragorang to the west and south, and the Wolgan and Colo rivers to the north. Geologically, it is situated in the central parts of the Sydney Basin.
  • Dampierland
    Dampierland Topic
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    Dampierland is an interim Australian bioregion in Western Australia. The region is also a distinct physiographic section of the larger Nullagine Platform province, which in turn is part of the larger West Australian Shield division.
  • Sur del Lago de Maracaibo
    Sur del Lago de Maracaibo Subregión in Venezuela
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    Sur del Lago de Maracaibo (often abbreviated as Sur del Lago, in English South of Maracaibo Lake) is a subregion comprising the territory of the municipalities Jesús María Semprún, Catatumbo, Colón, Francisco Javier Pulgar and Sucre from Zulia state and the municipality Alberto Adriani, Obispo Ramos Lora and the population of Palmarito from Tulio Febres Cordero municipality from the state of Mérida, Venezuela. Its major towns are Santa Barbara del Zulia, San Carlos del Zulia and El Vigia, which represents its economic epicenter.
  • Harney section
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    The Harney section is an Intermontane Plateau in eastern Oregon that borders the Great Basin section to the south, the Middle Cascade section to the west and three other Columbia Plateau sections on the north, northeast, and east (Walla Walla, Blue Mountain, and Piute).
  • Great Bear River
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    The 113-kilometre (70 mi) long Great Bear River, which drains the Great Bear Lake westward through marshes into the Mackenzie River, forms an important transportation link during its four ice-free months. It originates at south-west bay of the lake. The river has irregular meander pattern 350-metre (1,150 ft) wide channel with average depth 6 metres (20 ft). Historic air photos show no evidence of bank erosion or channel migration in a 50-year period.
  • Navajo section
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    The Navajo Section is a physiographic section of the larger Colorado Plateaus Province, which in turn is part of the larger Intermontane Plateaus physiographic Division.
  • Mexican Plateau
    Mexican Plateau Region in Chihuahua, Mexico
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    The Central Mexican Plateau, also known as the Mexican Altiplano (Spanish: Altiplanicie Mexicana), is a large arid-to-semiarid plateau that occupies much of northern and central Mexico. Averaging 1,825 m (5,988 ft) above sea level, it extends from the United States border in the north to the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in the south, and is bounded by the Sierra Madre Occidental and Sierra Madre Oriental to the west and east, respectively.
  • Fraser Plateau and Basin complex (WWF ecoregion)
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    The Fraser Plateau and Basin Complex is an ecoregion, as defined by the World Wildlife Fund. It encompasses the middle reaches of the watershed of the Fraser River as it traverses the northern part of the Interior Plateau of British Columbia. The WWF ecoregion is similar in description to two of the ecoregions within Environment Canada's Montane Cordillera Ecozone: The Fraser Basin and the Fraser Plateau. Much of the Fraser Plateau is underlain by volcanic rocks which have steep escarpments along rivers and creeks and almost flat upper surfaces.
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