Borborema Plateau

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The Borborema Plateau (Portuguese Planalto da Borborema, also known as the Serra da Borborema) is a plateau in northeastern Brazil which extends across the states of Pernambuco, Paraíba, and Rio Grande do Norte. The plateau is the northeasternmost portion of the Brazilian Highlands and is the most relevant watershed of its region. Several rivers originate from the plateau, including the Moxotó, Mundaú, Pajeú, Paraíba do Norte, Seridó, and Una.


The Borborema Plateau is part of a huge anastomosing shear zone.[1]


  1. ^ Vauchez A, Neves S, Caby R, Corsini M, Egydio-Silva M, Arthaud M, Amaro V. (1995). The Borborema shear zone system, NE Brazil. Journal of South American Earth Sciences. July–October 1995. 8(3–4):247–266.