The Piedmont is a plateau area located in the eastern region of the United States. It is situated between New Jersey in the north and Alabama in the south and rises from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Coastal Plain.
The Piedmont Plateau is a type of plateau that is bordered by mountains on one side and flanked by plains or a sea on the other. The Piedmont runs a length of around 600 miles with an average elevation of 300 to 1,800 feet. Other types of plateaus are known as intermontane plateaus, continental plateaus, volcanic plateaus and dissected plateaus. Some of the prominent plateaus in the world include the Tibetan Plateau, Antarctic Plateau and Andean Plateau.