Geography SSS1 Second Term



Performance Objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Types of Plateaux
  2. Mode of formation
  3. Advantages and Disadvantages of Plateaux


Types of Plateaux

There are three types of plateaux based on their mode of formation. These are tectonic, volcanic and dissected plateaux.

Tectonic   Plateaux are formed as a result of earth movement which causes the uplift areas of the land or undulating land from tectonic plateaux and the depressed area from basins.

Tectonic Plateaux are of two types:

  • Tableland: The uplifted areas of the level of the land slope down to surrounding lower land
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