Geography

What is the elevation of Peninsular Plateau?


ANSWER

600-900 meters


SOLUTION
  • The Peninsular Plateau has two broad divisions:
  • The Central Highlands and
  • The Deccan Plateau
  •  It is composed of old crystalline, igneous and metamorphic rocks.
  •  The Peninsular Plateau consists of both broad and shallow valleys, and rounded hills.
  • The plateau is bounded on the east and west by the Ghats, while its northern extremity is the Vindhya Range.
  •  The Deccan's average elevation is about 2,000 feet (600 m).
  •  Its northern fringes are the Chota Nagpur Plateau and Satpura Range.
  •  Mountains, known as the Eastern and Western Ghats, create the other borders of the triangle and are joined at its summit by the Anna Malai, Nilgiri, and Cardamom hills.
  •  The mean altitude of the plateau is 600 meters (2,000 feet) over sea surface.
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