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Most prominent Mountain Ranges in the World
A mountain range or hill range is a series of mountains or hills ranged in a line and connected by high ground.
The mid-ocean ridge is the longest mountain range on Earth.
The largest mountain range in the world (above sea level) is the Andes, consisting of several subranges.
Young fold mountains have high peak because they are newly formed and old fold mountains have low peak because they have been eroded by the soil erosion .
The Southern Alps is a mountain range extending along much of the length of New Zealand's South Island.
The White Mountains are a mountain range covering about a quarter of the state of New Hampshire and a small portion of western Maine in the United States.
Here's a list of most prominent Mountain Ranges of the world:
|Mountain Range||Important Peaks||Location||Description|
|Rocky Mountains||Mt. Elbert (highest peak)||North America||Extends
from Canada to Western US (New Mexico State)
|Appalachian Mountains||Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina,
US (highest peak)
|North America||Old folded mountain, Black Mountain is part of this range.|
|Alps||Mont Blanc (French -Italian border)||Europe||It is a folded mountain and source for rivers like Danube, Rhine, etc.|
|Sierra Nevada||Mt. Whitney||California, USA||Habitat for many Red Indian tribes|
|Alaska Range||Mt. McKinley (Denali)||North America||Mt. McKinley is highest peak in North America|
|Altai Mountains||Belukha mountain||Central Asia||Young folded mountain which extends from Kazakhstan to northern China.|
|Andes Mountains||Mt. Aconcagua||South America||Longest mountain chain in the world.|
|Atlas Mountains||Mt. Toubkal||Northwestern Africa||Young fold mountain spreading over Morocco and Tunisia.|
|Drakensberg Mountains||Mt. Lesotho||South Africa||Young folded mountain|
|Caucasus Mountain||Mt. Elbrus||Europe||Located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea|
|Black Forest||-||Germany||Located along the "Rhine" river.|
|Ural Mountains||Mt. Narodnaya||Russia||This mountain range act as a boundary between Europe and Asia.|
|Hindukush Mountains||Mt. Trich Mir||Pakistan and Afghanistan||Folded mountain with rugged topography which makes it difficult for
|Himalayas||Mt. Everest||Asia||Young fold mountains in Asia which separates Indian sub-continent from
|Arakan Yoma||Mt. Kennedy peak||Myanmar||Arakan yoma is the extension of the Himalayas located in Myanmar.|
|Kunlun Mountains||Mt. Muztag||North of Tibetan plateau and western China||It is one of the young folded mountains.|
|Vosges||Mt. Grand Ballon||Eastern France, Europe||Block Mountains, famous for the cultivation of grapes and manufacture of wines.|
|Great Dividing Range||Mt. Kosciuszko||Australia||This range is the source for the rivers Darling and Murray.
Runs roughly parallel to the east coast of Australia
|Allegheny Mountains||Part of "Appalachian Mountain Range"||USA||-|
|Darling Ranges||Mount Kosciuszko||Australia||South-Western Australia|
|Pyrenees Mountains||-||Europe||Between Spain and France|