Structural plains


These plains are mainly formed by the uplift of a part of the sea-floor or continental shelf.

These are located on the borders of almost all the major continents.

The south eastern plain of the United States formed by the uplift of a part of the Gulf of Mexico is an example of this type of plain.

The structural plains may also be formed by the subsidence of areas.

One such plain is the central low-lands of Australia.