The Swiss Plateau or Central Plateau (German: Schweizer Mittelland; French: plateau suisse; Italian: altipiano svizzero) constitutes one of the three major landscapes in Switzerland alongside the Jura Mountains and the Swiss Alps. It covers about 30% of the Swiss surface. It comprises the regions between the Jura and the Alps, partly flat but mostly hilly, and lies at an average height between 400 and 700 m AMSL. It is by far the most densely populated region of Switzerland, and the most important with respect to economy and transportation.
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... Alemannic graves appear south of the Rhine, in the Swiss Plateau, from the 500s ... Alemannic colonization of the Swiss plateau apparently took place from the Basel area, since the number of graves there declines simultaneously ... Significant influx of Alemannic settlers to the Swiss plateau begins only in the 7th century ...
... On the plateau, freezing temperatures generally occur during December-early March with an average temperature of 9 °C (48.2 °F) for elevations between 500–600 metres (1,640–1,9 ... On the Plateau the average precipitation is 1,000 millimetres (39 in) with a range of about 800–1,300 millimetres (31.5–51.2 in) ... and is usually 2°C - 4°C (3.6°F - 7.2°F) warmer, and wetter than the Swiss Plateau ...
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