Silesian Upland


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Silesian Upland

 

the western part of the Silesian-Małopolska Upland in southern Poland. The Silesian Upland is a plateau 200 to 300 m high, divided into distinct ridges by river valleys. It is composed primarily of coal-bearing Carboniferous strata overlain by Mesozoic limestones and other sedimentary rocks. It includes a large part of the Upper Silesian coal field. It also has deposits of iron ore, lead-and-zinc ore, rock salt, and sulfur. The Silesian Upland is a highly industrialized region with a high population density. [23–1068–]

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The sub-Cainozoic surface map features two main palaeoprovinces: a belt of Central-European highs, including the Sudetes, Fore-Sudetic Block, and Silesian Upland, as well as a more northerly situated belt of depressions, coinciding with the Central-European Subsidence Zone.
Intensified subsidence was responsible for the formation of the Grodkow Graben, situated between the Strzelin Hills and Silesian Upland, and disrupting a watershed of the Metacarpathian Swell.
East of the Strzelin Hills, a narrow ridge linking the Fore-Sudetic Block and Silesian Upland is to be seen.
The Kedzierzyn Graben separates the Silesian Upland from the Eastern Sudetes and Glubczyce Plateau.