What are the features of a plateau?

The following are the Features of a plateau:

  • This landform has a large elevated area on its top. It has a large area on its top and steep slope on its side.
  • Very often rivers or streams cut out deep valleys and gorges in a plateau region. 
  • Most of the minerals in the world are found in plateaus.
  • Rivers falling down the edges of plateaus form waterfalls. These waterfalls provide ideal sites for generating hydel power. 
  • The higher parts of the plateaus even in tropical and sub-tropical regions have cool climates. 
  • Plateaus have large grassland areas suitable for animal-rearing especially sheep, goat and cattle

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