An interfluve is a narrow, elongated and plateau-like or ridge-like landform between two valleys.[1][2] More generally, an interfluve is defined as an area of higher ground between two rivers in the same drainage system.[3]


These landforms are created by earth flow ("solifluction"). They can also be former river terraces that are subsequently bisected by fluvial erosion. In cases where there is a deposit of younger sedimentary beds (loess, colluvium) the interfluves have a rounder and less rugged appearance. A consequence of interfluve formation is the so-called "interfluvial landscape."[2]

Occurrence of interfluvial landscapes

  • In South Burgenland and in the East Styrian Hills of Austria[4]
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      2. ^ a b Leser, Hartmut, ed. (2005). Wörterbuch Allgemeine Geographie, 13th ed., dtv, Munich, p. 766, ISBN 978-3-423-03422-7.
      3. ^ Whittow, John (1984). Dictionary of Physical Geography. London: Penguin, 1984, p. 275. ISBN 0-14-051094-X.
      4. ^ Sicherung und Entwicklung der charakteristischen Riedellandschaft zwischen Dürrer Aurach und Aubach at Retrieved 1 Jan 2015