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2015/02/07

MONTESSORI GEOGRAPHY : Types of Islands



 Types of Islands



 Continental Islands

 Continental islands are simply
unsubmerged parts of the
continental shelf which are
entirely surrounded by water.



Oceanic Islands

 Islands which rise to the surface
from the floors of the ocean basins
are called oceanic islands. These
islands are volcanic. Lava accumulates
to enormous thickness until it finally
protrudes above the ocean surface.



A group of Islands

   Two or more islands in the formation of
       either an island chain or an archipelago
       are called a group of islands.



An Island Chain

   An extended line of islands
is called an island chain.



Archipelago

      The term archipelago refers to 
 groups of islands in large bodies of 
water that are, many times, arranged
in island arcs and make some of
the most active volcanic and
earthquake areas of the world.

  
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