AskDefine | Define Polje

Extensive Definition

A polje is a large flat plain in karst territory with areas usually 5 to 400 km². The name derives from the word for "field" in South Slavic languages.
They are mostly distributed in subtropical and tropical latitudes but some also appear in temperate or, rarely, boreal regions. Usually covered with thick sediments, called "terra rossa", they are used extensively for agricultural purposes.
Some poljes of the Dinaric Alps are inundated during the rainy winter and spring seasons as masses of water called vrulja appears at the margins. The water disappears through shafts called ponor.
Polje in Bosnian: Kraško polje
Polje in Czech: Polje
Polje in German: Polje
Polje in Spanish: Poljé
Polje in French: Poljé
Polje in Croatian: Krško polje
Polje in Dutch: Polje
Polje in Polish: Polje
Polje in Portuguese: Polje
Polje in Slovak: Polje
Polje in Slovenian: Kraško polje
Polje in Serbian: Крашко поље
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