Plain

  • mount ararat in the caucasus, with the ararat plain in foreground.

    in geography, a plain is a flat, sweeping landmass that generally does not change much in elevation. plains occur as lowlands along valleys or on the doorsteps of mountains, as coastal plains, and as plateaus or uplands.[1]

    in a valley, a plain is enclosed on two sides, but in other cases a plain may be delineated by a complete or partial ring of hills, by mountains, or by cliffs. where a geological region contains more than one plain, they may be connected by a pass (sometimes termed a gap). coastal plains would mostly rise from sea level until they run into elevated features such as mountains or plateaus.[2]

    plains are one of the major landforms on earth, where they are present on all continents, and would cover more than one-third of the world's land area.[3] plains may have been formed from flowing lava, deposited by water, ice, wind, or formed by erosion by these agents from hills and mountains. plains would generally be under the grassland (temperate or subtropical), steppe (semi-arid), savannah (tropical) or tundra (polar) biomes. in a few instances, deserts and rainforests can also be plains.[4]

    plains in many areas are important for agriculture because where the soils were deposited as sediments they may be deep and fertile, and the flatness facilitates mechanization of crop production; or because they support grasslands which provide good grazing for livestock.[5]

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Mount Ararat in the Caucasus, with the Ararat plain in foreground.

In geography, a plain is a flat, sweeping landmass that generally does not change much in elevation. Plains occur as lowlands along valleys or on the doorsteps of mountains, as coastal plains, and as plateaus or uplands.[1]

In a valley, a plain is enclosed on two sides, but in other cases a plain may be delineated by a complete or partial ring of hills, by mountains, or by cliffs. Where a geological region contains more than one plain, they may be connected by a pass (sometimes termed a gap). Coastal plains would mostly rise from sea level until they run into elevated features such as mountains or plateaus.[2]

Plains are one of the major landforms on earth, where they are present on all continents, and would cover more than one-third of the world's land area.[3] Plains may have been formed from flowing lava, deposited by water, ice, wind, or formed by erosion by these agents from hills and mountains. Plains would generally be under the grassland (temperate or subtropical), steppe (semi-arid), savannah (tropical) or tundra (polar) biomes. In a few instances, deserts and rainforests can also be plains.[4]

Plains in many areas are important for agriculture because where the soils were deposited as sediments they may be deep and fertile, and the flatness facilitates mechanization of crop production; or because they support grasslands which provide good grazing for livestock.[5]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Vlakte
العربية: سهل
aragonés: Plana
asturianu: Llanura
Avañe'ẽ: Ñu
Aymar aru: Pallalla
বাংলা: সমভূমি
Bân-lâm-gú: Pêⁿ-po͘
беларуская: Раўніна
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Раўніна
भोजपुरी: मैदान
bosanski: Ravnica
brezhoneg: Kompezenn
català: Plana
Чӑвашла: Тӳрем
čeština: Planina
chiShona: Mhene
dansk: Slette
eesti: Tasandik
Ελληνικά: Πεδιάδα
español: Llanura
Esperanto: Ebenaĵo
euskara: Ordoki
فارسی: دشت
français: Plaine
Frysk: Flakte
galego: Chaira
한국어: 평야
հայերեն: Հարթավայր
hrvatski: Ravnica
italiano: Pianura
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಬಯಲು
қазақша: Жазық
Kiswahili: Tambarare
latgaļu: Leidzonaine
Latina: Planities
latviešu: Līdzenums
лезги: Кьулувал
lietuvių: Lyguma
lumbaart: Bàsa
magyar: Síkság
മലയാളം: സമതലം
მარგალური: დჷკი (გეოგრაფია)
монгол: Тал газар
Nederlands: Vlakte
日本語: 平野
нохчийн: Аре
norsk: Slette
norsk nynorsk: Slette
олык марий: Тӧрвер
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਮੈਦਾਨ
polski: Równina
português: Planície
română: Câmpie
русский: Равнина
Sakizaya: enal
Scots: Plain
sicilianu: Chianu
Simple English: Plain
Soomaaliga: Bannaan
српски / srpski: Равница
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Ravnica
suomi: Tasanko
svenska: Slätt
Tagalog: Kapatagan
தமிழ்: சமவெளி
Taqbaylit: Azaɣar
татарча/tatarça: Тигезлек (геология)
తెలుగు: మైదానం
тоҷикӣ: Дашт
Türkçe: Ova
українська: Рівнина
Tiếng Việt: Đồng bằng
Winaray: Patag
吴语: 平原
ייִדיש: פלוין
粵語: 平原
žemaitėška: Līgmė
中文: 平原