Coastal and Oceanic Landforms (03.Archipelago)


03.Archipelago                                                                                                                         Back to Coastal and Oceanic Landforms

  • An Archipelago is an expanse of water with many scattered islands.
  • An Archipelago called as;

    The Ksamil Archipelago in Albania
    The Ksamil Archipelago in Albania
                                          -an island group
                                          -island chain
                                         -cluster of islands
  • Archipelagos can be referred to as;
                                      -oceanic islands
                                     -continental fragments
                                     -continental islands
  • Archipelagos are often volcanic.
  • Formed by island arcs.




    The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha
    The archipelago of Fernando de Noronha
  • Generated by subduction zones or hotspots.result of;
                      -erosion
                     -deposition
                     -land elevation.
  • Archipelagos may be found isolated in bodies of water or neighboring a large land mass.
               example:Scotland  has more than 700 islands.
  • The largest archipelagic state by area population, is Indonesia.
  • The five largest modern mainly archipelagos are;
                                 -Indonesia
                                -Japan
                               -Philippines
                               -New Zealand
                              -United Kingdom
  • The archipelago with the most islands is the Archipelago Sea in Finland.




Los Roques Archipelago Latin America
Los Roques Archipelago, Latin America

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