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Foothills

Rocky Mountain foothills near Denver, CO.

Foothills are geographically defined as gradual increase in elevation at the base of a mountain range. They are a transition zone between plains and low relief hills to the adjacent topographically high mountains.

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  • Description 1
  • Examples 2
  • Synonyms 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

Description

Foothills border mountains, especially those which are reached through low ridges that increase in size closer and closer to the mountain.[1]

Examples

Areas where foothills exist, or areas commonly referred to as the foothills, include:

Synonyms

Another word for a foothill region is "piedmont". The Italian Piedmont region lies in the foothills of the Alps, and several other foothills in other parts of the world go by similar names.

See also

References

  1. ^ Physical Geography - Juanico, Meliton - Google Books. Books.google.com. Retrieved 2014-05-15. 


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