What are steppes

Eastern Europe Read more from
Chapter Russia and Eastern Europe

Common throughout Russia, Asia, and central Europe, a steppe is a dry, short-grass plain that can be flat or hilly. While most steppes were once forested areas, cultivation and overgrazing by animals have left only short grasses and barren landscapes.


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Geography Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App