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Rocky Mountain foothills near Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Foothills are geographically defined as gradual increases in hilly areas at the base of a mountain range. They are generally larger than hills, but not as tall as nearby mountains. Many neighborhoods and communities found in such a location are termed "the foothills".

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

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


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