Flat (landform)

A flat is a relatively level surface of land within a region of greater relief, such as hills or mountains, usually used in the plural.[1][2][3][4] The term is often used to name places with such features, for example, Yucca Flat or Henninger Flats.

The village of Santarfa in Ethiopia is established on a structural flat along a 1000-metre-high escarpment

Flat is also used to describe other level geographic areas as mud flats or salt flats.

See also

  • Glade – Open area within a woodland
  • Dry lake – Basin or depression that formerly contained a standing surface water body


  1. ^ "GNIS Feature Class Definitions: Flat" . USGS. Retrieved 4 Jan 2017. Relative level area within a region of greater relief (clearing, glade, playa).
  2. ^ "flat" . IAC Publishing. Retrieved 4 Jan 2017. flat or level ground; a flat area
  3. ^ "flat" . Oxford University Press. Retrieved 4 Jan 2017. An area of low level ground, especially near water
  4. ^ "flat" . Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 4 Jan 2017. An area of low, level ground, often near water


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