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Cumberland Plateau

(Encyclopedia) Cumberland Plateau or Cumberland Mountains, southwestern division of the Appalachian Mt. system, extending northeast to southwest through parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and ...

plateau

(Encyclopedia) plateau, elevated, level or nearly level portion of the earth's surface, larger in summit area than a mountain and bounded on at least one side by steep slopes, occurring on land or in o...

Cumberland

(Encyclopedia) Cumberland, former county, N England. In 1974, Cumberland became part of the nonmetropolitan county of Cumbria .

Cumberland

(Encyclopedia) Cumberland, river, 687 mi (1,106 km) long, rising in E Ky., and winding generally SW through Ky. and Tenn., then NW to the Ohio River near Paducah, Ky.; drains c.18,500 sq mi (47,910 sq km). Th...

Cumberland

(Encyclopedia) Cumberland. 1 City (1990 pop. 23,706), seat of Allegany co., NW Md., on the North Branch of the Potomac; settled 1750, inc. 1815. It is an important railroad and shipping center for a co...

Mogollon Plateau

(Encyclopedia) Mogollon Plateau or Mogollon Mesa mōgōyōn´ [key], tableland, part of the Colorado Plateau, from 7,000 to 8,000 ft (2,134–2,438 m) high, E central Ariz. It is covered by pine fores...

Bié Plateau

(Encyclopedia) Bié Plateau or Bihé Plateau both: byĕ [key], highland region, western section of the central plateau of Angola, SW Africa; alt. 5,000 to 6,000 ft (1,520–1,830 m). Its cool climate ...

Jos Plateau

(Encyclopedia) Jos Plateau jôs [key], region, c.3,000 sq mi (7,770 sq km), alt. c.4,200 ft (1,280 m), central Nigeria, W Africa. The plateau, composed mainly of granite, slopes gently to the north and is co...

Allegheny Plateau

(Encyclopedia) Allegheny Plateau, dissected plateau, western part of the Appalachian Mts., extending c.500 mi (800 km) SW from N Pa. to SW Va., rising to c.4,860 ft (1,480 m) at Spruce Knob, the highest peak ...