Major Landforms-Features

Geography SSS1 First Term

Week 10

Major Landforms-Features

Performance Objective

  • Major types of landform
  • Major types of mountain and their characteristic


There are three major types of landforms on the earth’s surface. These are: Mountain, Plateaux, Plains


Mountains are greatly elevated land surfaces resulting from the intense action of intense forces. They have steep slopes and show distinct peaks. Mountain is classified according to their mode of formation, resulting in four major types which are:

  1. Fold Mountains
  2. Block Mountains
  3. Volcanic Mountains
  4. Residual Mountains


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