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Physical Map of The World

Mountains are one of the most prominent of the earth's landforms. Some of the world's greatest mountain ranges as shown in the physical map of the world include the Rockies and the Appalachians in North America, the Andes in South America, the Atlas Mountains and Drakensberge Mountain Range in Africa, the Alps, the Carpathian Mountains in Europe, the Himalayas, the Urals, the Caucasus, the Elburz, Altay, Kunlun and the Zagros mountain ranges in Asia, and the Great Dividing Range in Australia. Some of the most prominent highlands that one can locate in world maps are Guiana Highlands and the Brazilian Highlands in South America, the Ethiopian Highlands in Africa, and the Western Ghats and the Eastern Ghats in India.

Going by the physical map of the world, the total land area on the surface of the world is around 148,647,000 square kilometers. The highest elevation point in the world is the Mount Everest peak (8,850 meter) of the Himalayan Range and the lowest point is the Dead Sea (-411 meters).

Plateaus are also prominent landforms and are generally flat land areas, but with an altitude. Plateaus are normally bounded by an escarpment on all sides and some are also surrounded by mountains. Some of the most famous plateaus of the world as depicted in the physical map of the world are the Mexican Plateau, Tibetan Plateau, Central Siberian Plateau, and the Kimberley Plateau in Australia.

Plain lands form another important physical landform on the earth's surface. Physical Map of World represents the different Plains and river valleys on the earth's surface including the Great Plains and the Coastal Plain of North America, the Northern European Plains, the West Siberian Plain, the Indus Valley, the Gangetic Plain and the Brahmaputra Valley in India, the North China Plain, and the Nullarbor Plain in Australia.

A desert is a vast land area that is extremely dry with little or no vegetation. Some definitions of a desert also include areas that are too cold to support any vegetation such as frigid or polar areas. The World Physical Map shows the location of some of the world's largest deserts including the Sahara, Kalahari and Namib deserts in Africa, the Arabian Desert, the Thar Desert, the Gobi Desert and the Takla Makan Desert in Asia, the Sonoran Desert in North America, the Atacama Desert in South America, and the Simpson Desert and the Great Sandy Desert in Australia.

The Physical Map of the World shows the earth's oceans and the adjacent seas, gulfs and bays. Some of them include the Pacific Ocean encompassing the Bering Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, and the South China Sea, the Atlantic Ocean encompassing the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the Baffin Bay, the Baltic Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea, and the Indian Ocean encompassing the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, the Andaman Sea, the Bay of Bengal, the Gulf of Aden, the Gulf of Oman, and the Great Australian Bight.