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Are all mountain ranges across the world the same?

Are all mountain ranges across the world the same?

In our new enquiry we are going to be thinking all about different mountain ranges across the world. On this page there are a range of links to find out about the following mountain ranges, Cambrian, Grampian, Andes, Himalayas, Rockies and Alps. Click on the pictures below to find out about each Mountain range. To find out some general information about mountains click here or here.

 

 

 

  • Here are the Alps
  • What can you find out about the Alps?
  • Here are the Andes
  • his is a picture of the Cambrian Mountain range
  • These are the Grampian Mountains
  • Do you know where the Himalayas are?
  • Here are the Rockies
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Cambrian Mountains

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Grampian Mountains

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The Grampians, or Grampian Mountains, highest mountain system of Great Britain, extending northeast to southwest along the southern fringe of the Highlands, central Scotland. Ben Nevis (4,406 ft/1,343 m) is the tallest peak. The scenic Grampians, extensively forested, have many lakes and contain the headwaters of many of Scotland’s rivers. Numerous hydroelectric power plants are found there. The Grampians are a popular vacation area. (Encyclopedia.com)

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The Andes Mountain Range

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The Himalayas

  • The literal translation of Himalayas amounts of ‘abode of snow’.
  • The Himalayas are young folded mountains that stretch across a distance of 2500 km from west to east, in a curve.
  • Majority of the mountain range lies in Nepal, Bhutan and the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in India.
  • Himalaya chain consists of three parallel ranges, with the northern-most range known as the Great or Inner Himalayas.
  • The Himalayan mountain range is home to the highest peaks in the world, including Mount Everest and K2.
  • Pir Panjal Range, Dhaula Dhar Range, Zanskar Range, Ladakh Range, and East Korakoram Range are the important mountain ranges of Himalayas.
  • The Himalayan mountain system stretches across six countries, including Bhutan, Tibet, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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The Alps

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The Rockies

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