Classification of Coasts

A coast is a zone or an area bordering land and sea. It is genetically classified into

  1. Coastlines of submergence: This is further subdivided into: Ala, Fiords, Dalmatian and Estuarine coast.
  2. Coastlines of Emergence — This is also subdivided into: Uplifted lowland and Emergent upland coast.
  3. Neutral Coastlines
  4. Compound Coastlines

Note: Coral Coasts are made up of mainly organic materials,

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