Plateau can be defined as an area of raised land that is flat on top. Plateaus are often by themselves with no neighbouring plateau. Tibetan plateau is the highest and largest plateau in the world. Qinghai–Tibet Plateau or the Qing–Zang Plateau are the alternative names of Tibetian plateau. Tibetan Plateau is often called as “the Roof of the World”.
- The plateau is surrounded by huge mountains.
- The plateau shares its border with inner Himalayan range, to the north by the Kunlun Mountains, which separate it from the Tarim Basin, and to the northeast by the Qilian Mountains, which separate the plateau from the Hexi Corridor and Gobi Desert.
- Different flora and fauna species are found in this region.
- Plateau comprises of large brackish lakes.
- . The area covered by the Tibetan plateau is approximately 2,500,000 km2 (970,000 sq mi), at about 5,000 m (16,000 ft) above sea level.