Features of western coastal plains. The coastal plains 2019-02-23

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Western Coastal Plains

features of western coastal plains

The coastal belt, a narrow strip of lowland, is the most picturesque region of Kerala, interspersed with extensive backwaters, lagoons and canals and flanked by luxuriant coconut groves and green rice fields. Eastern coastal plains or discontinuous and irregular. In Kerala lagoons and backwaters are excellent water ways. These plains are wider and level as compared to the western coastal plains. Along with the Uruguay River, the Paraná River empties into the Rio de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay. Every second, the Amazon River empties 209,000 cubic meters 7,381,000 cubic feet of into the Atlantic Ocean. The Eastern Coastal plain lies along the east coast of India and is washed by the Bay of Bengal whereas the Western Coastal Plain lies along the west coast of India and is washed by The Arabian Sea.


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The Coastal Plains: Physical features of India

features of western coastal plains

These plains are wider and level as compared to the western coastal plains. The plain gets fair amount of rainfall, about 100cm. This Coastal plain receives comparatively low rainfall. It is located between Western Ghats and Arabian sea. On the west coast, we have coastal plains of Gujarat and the coasts of the Peninsular India between Western Ghats and Arabian Sea. The northern portion of the west coast is called Konkan and the southern portion Malabar.


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The coastal plains

features of western coastal plains

The West Continental shelf is widest 350 km off the coast of Bombay where the oil-rich Bombay High has become famous. These plains are wider and level as compared to the western coastal plains. Like most grassland biomes, the Llanos is the perfect habitat for many bird species, including the scarlet ibis, bellbird, and umbrellabird. But the West Coast Plain is formed by coarse grained soil. The differences and comparison between Eastern and Western Coastal Plains are discussed below: 1. The eastern coastal plains have rivers draining into them and river deltas also occupy the valleys.

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compare the features of Western and Eastern coastal plains

features of western coastal plains

The Guiana Highlands are located between the Amazon and Orinoco Rivers. They lie parallel to eastern coast 2. For this, a large number of ports are there. We will also see the different names given to the plains and their coast in different regions. Western coastal plains lies on West coast of India and washed by Arabian sea. Western Coastal Plains are called Kathiyawar Plains in Gujarat, Konkan Coast in Maharashtra, Kannada Coast in Karnataka and Malabar Coast in Kerela. The Atacama Desert is part of the western coastal plain.

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The coastal plains

features of western coastal plains

Wild Western Coastal plain or continuous. Narmada and Tapi river flows from it forming estuaries. Eastern Coastal Plain is broader than the West Coast plain. It includes the states of , and. The Western Coastal Plains extend 1,500 km from in the south to in north, the width ranging from 10 to 25 km from north to south, the Gujarat Plains the Konkan plains Daman to Goa, 500 km , the Karnataka coastal plains 225 km south from Goa , and the Kerala coastal plains from Cannanore to Cape Comorin, 500 km make up the west coastal plains. Eastern coastal Plain Western Coastal Plain 1 It lies between Bay of Bengal and eastern Ghats.

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compare the features of Western and Eastern coastal plains

features of western coastal plains

Unsourced material may be challenged and. The Paraná River includes Iguazu Falls, a massive series of waterfalls that extend for 2. But the southern part especially the Malabar Coast has the beautiful scene of back-water country with a series of lagoons. First Published: April 3, 2016 Last Updated:April 3, 2016 The Western Coastal plain lies between Kerala and Gujarat and stretches from the Arabian Sea to the Western Ghats. The width of Eastern coastal plain along the Cauvery delta is 130 kms. This region is very fertile as it gets renewed almost every year.

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features of western coastal plains

They are bodied between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea. Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala divide the western coastal plains into 4 political boundaries. They do not allow to form. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range. On its northern side there are two gulfs: the gulf of Khambat and the gulf of Kachch. Also called the South Andean deer.


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describe 5 features of eastern and western coastal plains

features of western coastal plains

Coastal plains are formed in two basic ways which are when the ocean level falls, causing the Land to be exposed, thus creating a coastal plain; The Western interior seaway for instance was a large sea that split the continent of North America from what is now called the Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean during the cretaceous period. Divided into Coromandal Coast and North Sircar coastal plains Influenced by North East Monsoon. Their average elevation is 900 to 1600 metres. The plains begin at in the north and end at in the south. Even , insects, and are scarce. Hence, it is ideal for intensive agriculture. More than 2 million species of insects are native to the region, including hundreds of spiders and butterflies.

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What are the characteristics of coastal plains?

features of western coastal plains

It lies in the state of Odisha, to the south of the Mahanadi Delta. The newer, younger deposits of the flood plains are called khadar. The lagoons and backwaters are never far from the sea and at several places they have established a permanent connection with it. The Western Coastal Plains is a thin strip of coastal plain between the west coast of India and the Western Ghats hills, which starts near the south of river Tapi. But the West Coast plain also runs from the north to the south and it is in some places intersected by the mountain ridges.

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