Coast or Coastline

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A coast has 2 main characteristics

1. Land

2. Along the sea or ocean

Coast Examples:
The Ivory Coast
Oregon Coast

What is a Coast Landform?

A coast landform is very easy to explain. All it is a land that is connected to

a sea or a ocean. The United States has around 95,000 miles of coastline. This fact was taken from the NOAA. There are many more miles of coast around the world. The CIA also gives many other facts about how many miles of coast we have around the world.
We all know that a lot of the coasts of the world are beautiful. One of the most famous coasts is the Oregon coast. It contains a scenery that makes your eyes awe in wonder.

How are Basins Formed?

The miles of coast we have around the world are always changing because the coast landforms are always changing. They either shrink or grow through erosion, deposits and erupting volcanoes. These three ways of how these landforms grow or shrink is also how they are formed.

Coast Definition

  • The shore of a sea or ocean.

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