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Four Major Plateaus

Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: Situated in southwest China, it covers 2.5 million square km, with an elevation averaging 4,000 to 5,000 meters.

Inner Mongolia Plateau

Inner Mongolia Plateau: The second largest plateau in China, it lies 1,000 to 2,000 meters above sea level.

Loess Plateau

Loess Plateau: Lying west of Taihang Mountain, east of Qilian Mountain, south of the Great Wall and north of Qinling Mountain, it is 1,000 to 2,000 meters above sea level.

Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau

Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau: Covering east Yunnan Province and most parts of Guizhou Province, it has an elevation of 1,000 to 2,000 meters.

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