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List of Major Mountain Ranges of the World

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. Here, we are giving the list of Major Mountain Ranges of the World for general awareness to the aspirants, mountaineers and travellers.
Jun 6, 2017 00:00 IST

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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