flat land

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Flat land, here in the Vier- und Marschlanden in Hamburg

As a lowland one is type of landscape called, is characterized by an absence of significant elevations. They are covered by sediments from the early Mesozoic and Cenozoic era , which were deposited almost horizontally.

Most of the time, a flat land is created in a previously flooded area or when flat lakes or moors have fallen dry . But they can also develop as fluvial sedimentary basins in the interior of continents . The flat land is part of the planar height level .

From a geobotanical point of view, the flat land is part of the planar height level .

Plains that are above a certain altitude in the mountains are called plateaus .

A distinction must be made between this: area state .


  • KK Geologische Reichsanstalt (Ed.): Yearbook - Geologische Bundesanstalt. Volume 6, Verlag Wilhelm Braumüller, Vienna 1855.
  • Anton Pannasch : Terrain teaching and terrain use. Carl Reichard's Verlag, Güns 1834.

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