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Mountains
Ranges

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Mountain Ranges

The oldest range in the USA, where the Hudson River rises – in the north of New York State Click to show or hide the answer
Alaskan range, notable for its many active volcanoes – including Mount Redoubt (10,197 ft / 3,108 m) and Mount Iliamna (10,016 ft / 3,053 m); dominates the Alaskan peninsula, which ends in a group of islands with the same name Click to show or hide the answer
The world's longest mountain range (4,500 miles – Rockies 3,000) Click to show or hide the answer
The 'backbone' of Italy; Gran Sasso d'Italia (highest summit Corno Grande, 2,912m / 9,554 ft – sometimes referred to in English as Monte Corno) is the highest peak in Click to show or hide the answer
Stretches from Alabama to Quebec and Newfoundland; highest point Mt. Mitchell; includes the White, Green, Catskill, Allegheny, Blue Ridge, and Black Mountains Click to show or hide the answer
Range near the north–west coast of Africa, to the north of the Sahara Desert – its principal peaks are in Morocco, but it also covers much of northern Algeria and extends into Tunisia; highest point Jbel Toubkal, 4,167m (13,665 ft); geographically includes Gibraltar Click to show or hide the answer
Range running through Bulgaria and into Serbia; gives its name to a large region of south–eastern Europe; an extension of the Carpathians, separated from the main range by the River Danube Click to show or hide the answer
Region of the Alps (Switzerland) that includes The Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau Click to show or hide the answer
Range in South Dakota that includes Mount Rushmore Click to show or hide the answer
Name shared by ranges in New South Wales and Jamaica (among other places); the latter gave its name to one of the world's most expensive and sought-after varieties of coffee Click to show or hide the answer
Stretches from the Danube near Bratislava, to Romania which has 53% of its land area; includes the Tatra, separating Poland from Slovakia, which has its highest peaks, highest of all being Gerlachovský štít (Slovakia: 2,655 m, 8,711 ft); also passes through south–west Ukraine Click to show or hide the answer
The major range of the USA's Pacific north–west, running through Oregon and Washington and into British Columbia: highest point Mount Rainier (14,411 ft, 4,392 m); includes Mt. St. Helens Click to show or hide the answer
Between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea; separate Russia from Turkey; highest point Mt. Elbruz Click to show or hide the answer
Monte Marmolada is the highest point of the Click to show or hide the answer
The principal range of South Africa: the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, which encloses the central Southern African plateau; also forms almost 50% (the south–eastern portion) of the border with Lesotho Click to show or hide the answer
Rocky plateau straddling the border between Israel and Syria – the southern end of the Anti–Lebanon range – occupied by Israel since 1967 Click to show or hide the answer
Separates Australia's eastern cities from the central desert – the fourth longest range in the world (after the Andes, Rockies and Himalaya) Click to show or hide the answer
Name can be loosely translated as "where the snow lives" or "where there is snow" – or, perhaps more poetically, "the abode of snow"; the abominable snowman, or Yeti, is associated with Click to show or hide the answer
South–western extension of the Karakoram, into Afghanistan; highest point Tirich Mir Click to show or hide the answer
Range to the north of the Alps, forms much of the Franco–Swiss border; separates the rivers Rhone and Rhine; also extends into Germany (Bavaria); gave its name to a geological period; highest peak Crêt de la Neige (Crest of the Snow, or Snowy Crest) – 1,720 m (5,640 ft) Click to show or hide the answer
K2 is the highest mountain in the Click to show or hide the answer
Range in Co. Kerry that includes Ireland's highest mountain, Carrantuohill Click to show or hide the answer
Range that includes Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland's highest peak Click to show or hide the answer
Cover much of southern Missouri, also parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma (and a tiny corner of Kansas) Click to show or hide the answer
Separate France from Spain; highest peak Aneto (3,404m, 11,168 ft) Click to show or hide the answer
The world's second longest mountain range, after the Andes; highest peak is Mount Elbert (14,440 ft / 4,401 m), Colorado Click to show or hide the answer
Snow–capped mountains on the Uganda–Congo border, identified as Ptolemy's "Mountains of the Moon", which feed Lake Victoria and are therefore regarded as the source of the Nile Click to show or hide the answer
Mexico's major mountain range Click to show or hide the answer
Name common to ranges in Andalucia (Spain) and California (USA); the latter includes Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the contiguous USA Click to show or hide the answer
"Backbone" of the Southern Island of New Zealand Click to show or hide the answer
The highest part of the Carpathian range – forming a natural border between Poland and Slovakia Click to show or hide the answer
US mountain range, mainly in Wyoming: name is a French term for female breasts Click to show or hide the answer
Famous range of hills in Connemara, Co. Galway (Ireland) – opposite the less–well–known Maumturks Click to show or hide the answer
Boundary between Europe and Siberia: runs from North to South through western Russia Click to show or hide the answer
Range in eastern France (Alscace–Lorraine), rising to 1,424 m (4,672 ft); formed part of the border between France and the German Empire, 1871–1918; the scene of heavy fighting during WWI, and to a lesser extent in WWII Click to show or hide the answer

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