Two of the most important flat landscapes elements are the plains and the plateaus.

Both are flat, but the difference is that plateaus are elevated and plains aren´t elevated. So, plateaus are high and plains are low.

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  • PLAINS: usually, wide rivers flow through plains. The land near these rivers is very fertile, so it´s good for growing crops. That fertile land is called riverbank. On the riverbanks, people grow crops that need lots of water, like fruit, vegetables and rice.


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RIVERBANKS ARE VERY FERTILE

  • PLATEAUS: rivers don´t flow so often in plateaus, so they are more dry than the plains. Therefore, they aren´t so fertile. On plateaus, people use to grow crops that don´t need so much water, like wheat and barley.


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FARMERS GROW LOTS OF BARLEY IN CASTILE AND LEON


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