Dalmatian Coast Type

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Dalmatian Coast Type

 

a type of coastline formed when a continental fold region is submerged but its terrain basically preserves its correspondence to the tectonic structures. It is characteristic of extended shorelines. The sea floods elongated valleys, and as a result many bays and peninsulas take on a hammer-like form. This coast type is most characteristic of the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea (Dalmatia), hence its name.

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