The Latin word planities He arrived in Spanish as plain . The term refers to a flat surface wide extension .
A plain, therefore, is a plain . It is a land that lacks undulations or has low elevations.
The plains usually appear in lowlands, in valleys or in plateaus . Many times they are delimited by cliffs or mountains.
As for the formation of a plain, it may be due to different factors. The erosion caused by wind and fluids that emerge from various prominences are among the most common causes.
Due to its characteristics, the plains usually have a great relevance for the economy . Although it depends on its geographical location and its geological characteristics, it is common that the plains are appropriate for the agriculture development .
Crops in the plains, in this way, constitute the livelihood of millions of human beings. By not having significant undulations, the plains allow the use of machinery and the mechanization of numerous activities, such as harvest .
In Chile , the idea of coastal plain It refers to one of the main relief structures. The coastal plains develop between the northern limit of the nation and the Chacao Channel , and between the Coastal Range and the Chilean sea .
A flood plain , on the other hand, it is a flat region that is located next to a lake , a stream or a River . This causes, periodically or occasionally, the area to flood.