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Peninsular Plateau
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Peninsular Plateau
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Peninsular Plateau
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Peninsular Plateau
Features of the Peninsular Plateau
• Roughly triangular in shape with its base coinciding with the 
southern edge of the great plain of North India. Apex of the 
triangular plateau is at Kanniyakumari.
• It covers a total area of about 16 lakh sq km (India as a 
whole is 32 lakh sq km).
• The average height of the plateau is 600-900 m above sea 
level (varies from region to region).
• Most of the peninsular rivers flow west to east indicating it’s 
general slope.
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Peninsular Plateau
Features of the Peninsular Plateau
• Roughly triangular in shape with its base coinciding with the 
southern edge of the great plain of North India. Apex of the 
triangular plateau is at Kanniyakumari.
• It covers a total area of about 16 lakh sq km (India as a 
whole is 32 lakh sq km).
• The average height of the plateau is 600-900 m above sea 
level (varies from region to region).
• Most of the peninsular rivers flow west to east indicating it’s 
general slope.
• The Peninsular Plateau is a one of the oldest landforms of earth.
• It is a highly stable block composed mostly of the Archaean gneisses and 
schists {Rock System}.
• It has been a stable shield which has gone through little structural changes since 
its formation.
• Since few hundred million years, Peninsular block has been a land area and has 
never been submerged beneath the sea except in a few places.
• Peninsular Plateau is an aggregation of several smaller plateaus, hill ranges 
interspersed with river basins and valleys.
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