Swiss Plateau

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Swiss Plateau

 

(also Mittelland), a plateau in Switzerland, between the Alps and the Jura. The Swiss Plateau extends 240 km, from Lake Geneva to Bodensee (Lake Constance), and is approximately 50 km wide. Elevations decrease from 1,000–1,200 m (maximum elevation, 1,408 m at Mount Napf) in the southeast to 400–500 m in the northwest. The plateau has a hilly relief with numerous lakes. On the Swiss Plateau are fields, orchards, and tracts of oak, ash, and beech forest.

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30) On the contrary, the Swiss P-26 resistance organization would have conducted its operations in the rather flat Swiss Mittelland, which encompasses most of the population centers as well as the industrial engines of the economy.
Nowhere else in Switzerland is the transformation from the hilly landscapes of the Swiss mittelland to the rock-dominated Alpine world so full of surprise as in this region.
Entries span the gamut from Agrarian Revolution (a period in the mid-18th to late 19th century in which Swiss Mittelland agricultural production rose drastically) to Zurich (Switzerland's largest city).

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