What is the difference between a mountain and a plateau?
Class 6th Social Science
Asked By Payal Sharma
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.
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.