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What is the difference between a mountain and a plateau?

Class 6th Social Science

Asked By Payal Sharma

4 ANSWERS

  • A plateau is a flat topped mountain or elevated area with a flat top. A mountain is tall. elevated, pointed structure.While mountains and plateaus are both elevated, plateaus are flat, whereas mountains slope.
  • A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area, with a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill, but there is no universally accepted standard definition for the height of a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable summit.
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  • The difference between a plain and a plateau is that a plain is a flat surface that is relatively at a lower elevation. In comparison, a plateau is simply an elevated plain. Both the plain and the plateau have a flat terrain although the plateau has a higher elevation compared to a plain.

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