Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Landforms of Tamil Nadu



Tamil Nadu is bestowed with a gamut of landforms ranging from uplands to Aeolian landforms scattered across its terrain. Tamil Nadu is bordered on the east and south by Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean. The western borders of Tamil Nadu is guarded by uplands and the northern side by plains. So naturally the eastern and south eastern portions of tamil nadu is dominated by coastal landforms while the western portion is dominated by uplands. The central portion is dominated by rivers originated from the western uplands and thereby riverine land forms. The rain shadow regions in the south central region is having variants of dry lands. The following table lists out various landforms of Tamil Nadu:
S.No
Major Landform
Varients
1
Uplands and Valleys
Mountains/Hills/Hillocks/inselbergs/buts
2
Riverine
Alluvial/ flood plain
3
Dry lands
desert/wasteland
4
Wet lands
Freshwater/Marine
5
Water bodies
Rivers/Lakes/Ponds
6
Coastal Landforms
beaches/tidal flats/ beach ridges/ Spits and bars/ River terraces/channel bars/ head lands/Creeks/ Coastal Dunes
7
Aeolian Landforms
Dunes

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