The Adamawa Plateau (French: Adamaoua) is a plateau region in west-central Africa stretching from south-eastern Nigeria through north-central Cameroon (Adamawa and North Provinces) to the Central African Republic. The plateau was named after Fulani Muslim leader Modibo Adama. The part of the plateau that lies in Nigeria is more popularly known as Gotel Mountains. The Adamawa Plateau is the source of many waterways, including the Benue River. It is important for its deposits of bauxite. The average elevation is about 3,300 feet (1,000 meters), but elevations can reach as high as 8,700 feet (2,650 meters). The vegetation is mostly savanna, and is sparsely populated. Cattle raising is the main occupation in the area.