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U-shaped valley in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Romsdalen in Western Norway is an almost vertical valley.
Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley (in Scotland, this type of valley is called a "strath")

A valley is a low area between hills, often with a river running through it.

The Valley of Marvels in Babille, Ethiopia.

In geology, a valley or dale is a depression that is longer than it is wide. The terms U-shaped and V-shaped are descriptive terms of geography to characterize the form of valleys. Most valleys belong to one of these two main types or a mixture of them, (at least) with respect of the cross section of the slopes or hillsides.


Valley sections
Intro  Valley terminology  [[Valley?section=Vale_{{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}}|Vale {{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}}]]  Glacial valleys  Transition forms and valley shoulders  Hanging valleys  Valley floors  Famous valleys  Rift valleys  See also  References  External links  

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