Table (landform)

"Table hill" redirects here. For the Marilyn of England, see Table Hill.
"Table mountain" redirects here. For other uses, see Table Mountain (disambiguation).
"Tableland" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Tablelands (disambiguation).
A mesa in Monument Valley in Navajo Nation.
Har Qatum, a Mesa located on the southern edge of Makhtesh Ramon, Israel.

A table is a hill, flank of a mountain, or mountain, that has a flat top.

This landform has numerous names in addition to "table", including:


The term "flat" is relative when speaking of tables, and often the naming or identification of a table (or table hill or mountain) is based on the appearance of the terrain feature from a distance or from below it. An example is Mesa Verde, Colorado, where the "flat top" of the mountain is both rolling terrain and cut by numerous deep canyons and arroyos, but whose rims appear quite flat from almost all directions, terminating in cliffs.

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