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Planeze of Saint-Flour

The Planeze of Saint-Flour is a French volcanic plateau, belonging to the Cantal Mounts. It is a traditional area of the Auvergne region. Originally, the name "Planeze" refers specifically to the Cantal Mounts region. The term was then taken over ...

                                               

Plateau de Millevaches

The Plateau de Millevaches is an upland area in Limousin a former administrative region of France. It covers approximately 3.500 km² and crosses the boundaries of three French departments: Correze, Creuse, and Haute-Vienne. The majority of the ar ...

                                               

Puy de Sancy

Puy de Sancy sɑ̃si" ; Auvergnat: Puei de la Crotz, lit. Mount of the Cross) is the highest mountain in the Massif Central. It is part of an ancient stratovolcano which has been inactive for about 220.000 years. The northern and southern slopes ar ...

                                               

Puy Pariou

The Puy de Pariou, also known as Puy Pariou or Le Pariou, is a volcano located in the Chaine des Puys, in the Massif Central region. It is formed by the overlay of two strombolian cones and a tuff ring; it produced three lava flows during its eru ...

                                               

Puy-de-Dome

Puy-de-Dome ; Auvergnat: lo Puei de Doma or lo Puei Domat) is a department in the centre of France named after the famous dormant volcano, the Puy de Dome. Inhabitants were called Puydedomois until December 2005. With effect from Spring 2006, in ...

                                               

Col de la Republique

The Col de la Republique or Col de Grand Bois) is a mountain pass in the Pilat massif within the Pilat Regional Natural Park in the Loire department of the Rhone-Alpes region in southern France. Located on the D1082 in the commune of Saint-Genest ...

                                               

Roquefort-sur-Soulzon

Roquefort-sur-Soulzon is a commune in the Aveyron department in southern France. Roquefort is located on the Causse du Larzac and is famous for its ewe derived products including milk, wool and meat. Much of the activity in the commune centres on ...

                                               

Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne is a city in eastern central France, in the Massif Central, 55 km southwest of Lyon in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region, on the trunk road that connects Toulouse with Lyon. Saint-Etienne is the capital of the Loire department and has ...

                                               

Sidobre

The Sidobre is a mountainous area located in the south of the Massif central, in central France. It is a 15.3 km long, 6.6 km wide plateau made of granite, covered with forests. Its highest point is in the lieu-dit" Le Patau”.

                                               

Avon River (Wollongong)

The Avon River, a perennial river of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands and Macarthur districts of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Bargo River

The Bargo River, a watercourse of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands and Macarthur districts of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Barrengarry Nature Reserve

Barrengarry Nature Reserve is a protected area of 21 hectares, situated in Barrengarry in the Illawarra region of New South Wales. The nearest town is Kangaroo Valley. The reserve endeavours to protect rainforest communities and eucalyptus forest ...

                                               

Belmore Falls

The Belmore Falls is a plunge waterfall with three drops on the Barrengarry Creek in the Southern Highlands and Illawarra regions of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Burke River (New South Wales)

The Burke River, a watercourse that is part of the Nepean River catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia. The Burke River rises on the western slopes of Macquarie Pass, below Mount Murray, and flows generally ...

                                               

Cordeaux River

The Cordeaux River, a perennial river of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands and Macarthur regions of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Flying Fox Pass

Flying Fox Pass is a locality in the Barren Grounds Nature Reserve in New South Wales, Australia, overlooking the Kangaroo Valley. It is the site of a former flying fox cablecar which lifted valuable timber from the valley to be transported by ro ...

                                               

Gandangara

The Gundangara are an Indigenous Australian people in south-eastern New South Wales, Australia. Their traditional lands include present day Goulburn and the Southern Highlands.

                                               

Kangaroo River (Shoalhaven)

The Kangaroo River is a perennial river of the Shoalhaven catchment located in the Southern Highlands and Illawarra regions of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Little River (Wingecarribee)

The Little River, a watercourse that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Little River (Wollondilly)

The Little River, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Macquarie Rivulet

Macquarie Rivulet rises within the Macquarie Pass National Park on the eastern slopes of the Illawarra escarpment and drains the eastern edge of the Southern Highlands plateau. The headwaters of the rivulet gather approximately 4 kilometres 2.5 m ...

                                               

The Maltings

The Mittagong Maltings was a large three-malthouse complex first established in 1899 by the Malting Company of New South Wales, Australia, to supply malt to breweries throughout the state. The Maltings site is listed as a local council heritage item.

                                               

Mount Broughton

Mount Broughton is a historic house located in Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia. It is run commercially as Peppers Manor House. The house was built in 1878 by Henry Edward Kater and was the rural retreat for the Kater family for almost o ...

                                               

Nattai River

The Nattai River, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Nepean River

Nepean River, is a major perennial river, located in the south-west and west of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The Nepean River and its associated mouth, the Hawkesbury River, almost encircles the metropolitan region of Sydney. The headwater ...

                                               

Northern Villages (Southern Highlands, New South Wales)

Northern Villages is the name that refers to the small villages and hamlets that make up the north of the Southern Highlands and Wingecarribee Shire. All are north of Mittagong. Historically, many either are on the Old Hume Highway or the old Pic ...

                                               

Paddys River (Southern Highlands, New South Wales)

The Paddys River, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Tarlo River

The Tarlo River, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Tablelands and Southern Highlands regions of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Warragamba River

Formed through the confluence of the Coxs River and two minor tributaries, Warragamba River rises within Lake Burragorang and is the river on which Warragamba Dam is established, creating a large reservoir with total capacity of 2.031 gigalitres ...

                                               

Wingecarribee River

The Wingecarribee River, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury–Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia.

                                               

Wingecarribee Shire

Wingecarribee Shire is the local government area of the Southern Highlands in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Wingecarribee Shire is around 110 kilometres southwest of the Sydney central business district and is part of regional Capi ...

                                               

Wollondilly River

The Wollondilly River, an Australian perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury–Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Tablelands and Southern Highlands regions of New South Wales. The river meanders from its western slopes near Crookwe ...

                                               

Cookson Hills

The Cookson Hills are in eastern Oklahoma. They are an extension of the Boston Mountains of Arkansas to the east and the southwestern margin of the Ozark Plateau. They lie generally between Stilwell, Sallisaw and Tahlequah. The area became part o ...

                                               

Crowleys Ridge

Crowleys Ridge is a geological formation that rises 250 to 550 feet above the alluvial plain of the Mississippi embayment in a 150-mile line from southeastern Missouri to the Mississippi River near Helena, Arkansas. It is the most prominent featu ...

                                               

Ouachita Mountains

The Ouachita Mountains, simply referred to as the Ouachitas, are a mountain range in western Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma. They are formed by a thick succession of highly deformed Paleozoic strata constituting the Ouachita Fold and Thrust B ...

                                               

White River (Arkansas–Missouri)

The White River is a 722-mile long river that flows through the U.S. states of Arkansas and Missouri. Originating in the Boston Mountains of northwest Arkansas, it flows northwards into southern Missouri, and then turns back into Arkansas, flowin ...

                                               

Calf of Eday

The Calf of Eday is an uninhabited island in Orkney, Scotland, lying north east of Eday. It is known for its wildlife and its prehistoric ruins.

                                               

Calf of Man

Calf of Man is a 2.50-square-kilometre island, off the southwest coast of the Isle of Man. It is separated from the Isle of Man by a narrow stretch of water called the Calf Sound. Like the nearby rocky islets of Chicken Rock and Kitterland, it is ...

                                               

Lava balloon

A lava balloon is a gas-filled bubble of lava that floats on the sea surface. It can be up to several metres in size. When it emerges from the sea, it is usually hot and often steaming. After floating for some time it fills with water and sinks a ...

                                               

Phumdi

Phumdis are a series of floating islands, exclusive to the Loktak Lake in Manipur state, in northeastern India. They cover a substantial part of the lake area and are heterogeneous masses of vegetation, soil and organic matter, in different stage ...

                                               

Pumice raft

A pumice raft is a floating raft of pumice created by some eruptions of submarine volcanoes or coastal subaerial volcanoes. Biologists suggest that animals and plants have migrated from island to island on pumice rafts. Astrobiologists have hypot ...

                                               

Sebitseom

Sebitseom, also known as Sebit islets, are artificial islands in the Han River, Seoul, South Korea. It was built at the suggestion of Kim Eun-sung in 2006. Seoul City made this island by Build-Transfer-Operate. It has 3 islands: Gavit, Chavit, an ...

                                               

International Island Games Association

The International Island Games Association is an organisation the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial multi-sport competition between teams from several European islands and other small territories. The IIGA ...

                                               

Banua Wuhu

Banua Wuhu is a submarine volcano that rises more than 400 m from the sea floor in the Sangihe Islands of Indonesia. Historical records show that several ephemeral islands were formed and disappeared. A 90 m high island was formed in 1835, but th ...

                                               

Fire Island (Aleutian Islands)

Fire Island is located in the eastern Aleutian Islands at 53°56′36″N 168°02′45″W. It emerged in 1883, forming a companion island to Bogoslof Island. Originally, this Fire Island was named New Bogoslof. In 1909, President Theodore Roosevelt made B ...

                                               

Sandy Point, Newfoundland and Labrador

Sandy Point or Flat Island was formerly a peninsula but is now an island on the west coast of Newfoundland which is gradually being transformed into a hidden island as a result of ocean storm-induced coastal erosion. Its former connecting isthmus ...

                                               

Shōwa Iōjima

Shōwa Iōjima, also known as Shōwa Shintō, is one of the Satsunan Islands, usually classed with the Ōsumi Islands, belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. A deserted volcanic island, it is located just off the northern shore of Iōjima, Kagoshima.

                                               

Toronto Islands

The Toronto Islands are a chain of 15 small islands in Lake Ontario, south of mainland Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Comprising the only group of islands in the western part of Lake Ontario, the Toronto Islands are located just offshore from the city ...

                                               

Yaya Island

Yaya is a sandy islet in Russia, in the New Siberian Islands, Laptev Sea. Its length is about 370 metres and is 125 metres wide. Discovered in 2013, it expanded the Russian maritime exclusive economic zone by 452 square kilometers.

                                               

Skerry

A skerry is a small rocky island, usually too small for human habitation. It may simply be a rocky reef. A skerry can also be called a low sea stack. A skerry may have vegetative life such as moss and small, hardy grasses. Skerries also, in some ...