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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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).
Other wine and harvest festivals are held in eastern Switzerland and in the Swiss Mittelland through the end of October.

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