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List of Major Mountain Ranges of the World

06-JUN-2017 00:00

    The Mountains are one of the significant features of the Earth’s surface. These are such highlands whose slopes are steep and the peaks are pointed. Generally, mountains are more than 100 meters, whereas hills are less than 1000 meters. There are six types of mountains, i.e., Folded Mountains; Block Mountains; Dome Mountains; Accumulated Mountains; Mixed or Complex Mountains; and Relic Mountains. Here, we are giving the list of Major Mountain Ranges of the World for general awareness to the aspirants, mountaineers and travellers.

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    List of Major Mountain Ranges of the World

    1. Cordillera de Los Andes

    Location: Western South America

    Highest Point: Mt. Aconcagua

    2. Rockies

    Location: Western South America

    Highest Point: Mt. Albert

    3. Himalaya-Karakoram-Hindukush

    Location: South Central Asia

    Highest Point: Mt. Everest

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    4. Great Dividing Range

    Location: Eastern Australia

    Highest Point: Mt. Kosciusko

    5. Trans-Antarctica Mountains

    Location: Antarctica

    Highest Point: Mt. Vinson Massif

    6. Tien Shan

    Location: South Central Asia

    Highest Point: Mt. Pike Poveda

    7. Altai

    Location: Central Asia

    Highest Point: Mt. Gora Velukha

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    8. Ural

    Location: Central Russia

    Highest Point: Mt. Gora Nordnaya

    9. Kamchatka

    Location: Eastern Russia

    Highest Point: Mt. Klucheskaya Sopka

    10. Atlas

    Location: North-West Africa

    Highest Point: Mt. Jewel Taubcal

    11. Verkhoyansk

    Location: Eastern Russia

    Highest Point: Mt. Gora Mass Khaya

    12. Western Ghats

    Location: Western India

    Highest Point: Mt. Anaimudi

    13. Sierra Madre Oriental

    Location: Mexico

    Highest Point: Mt. Orijava

    14. Zagros

    Location: Iran

    Highest Point: Mt. Zad Kuh

    15. Elburz

    Location: Iran

    Highest Point: Mt. Damavand

    16. Scandinavian Range

    Location: Western Norway

    Highest Point: Galdhopijen

    17. Western Sierra Madre

    Location: Mexico

    Highest Point: Nevado de Kolima

    18. Drackensberg

    Location: South East Africa

    Highest Point: Dwanayentalenyana

    19. Caucasus

    Location: Russia

    Highest Point: Mt. Elbrus (Western Peak)

    20. Alaska Range

    Location: Alaska, USA

    Highest Point: Mt. McKinley (Southern Peak)

    21. Cascade Range

    Location: USA-Canada

    Highest Point: Mt. Rainer

    22. Apennine

    Location: Italy

    Highest Point: Mt. Corno Grande

    23. Appalachian

    Location: Eastern USA-Canada

    Highest Point: Mt. Michel

    24. Alps

    Location: Central Europe

    Highest Point: Mt. Blanc

    25. Serra Madre del Sur

    Location: Mexico

    Highest Point: Mt. Tiopec

    In the above list of major mountains ranges of the World will enhance the general knowledge of the aspirants, mountaineers and travellers.

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