Mazovia-Podlesie Lowland

Mazovia-Podlesie Lowland

 

low-lying plain in central and northeastern Poland, in the middle Vistula basin. The maximum elevation is 227 m. The lowland is composed of glacial and aqueoglacial deposits and is covered with the hills of terminal moraines. The main rivers, the Vistula, Bug, and Narew, are navigable. Most of the lowland is under cultivation, the chief crops being rye and potatoes; in the west, sugar beets are also raised. In the north and east are meadows and large tracts of broad-leaved and coniferous forests, notably the Bialowieza, Augustow, and Kurpiowska. The major cities are Warsaw and Bialystok.

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