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Great Mountain Ranges of the World

This data set contains key information about some great mountain ranges in the world.
a data set by WorldExplorer
created January 4, 2017
Mountain RangeLocationContinentMapLength (km)Length (miles)Highest PeakPeak Height (feet)Peak Height (meters)Description
AndesEcuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and VenezuelaSouth America70004300Aconcagua228416962They are the longest continental mountain range in the world, and the world's highest mountain range outside of Asia.
Rocky MountainsUnited States and CanadaNorth America48003000Mount Elbert144404401They are the second longest continental mountain range in the world, and the longest in North America.
Great Dividing RangeAustraliaOceania36002237Mount Kosciuszko73102228They are the third longest continental mountain range in the world.
TransantarcticSouthwest AntarcticaAntarctica35002175Mount Kirkpatrick148564528These mountains divide East Antarctica and West Antarctica.
KunlunChinaAsia30001900Liushi Shan (Kunlun Goddess)235147167Its name seems to have originated as a semi-mythical location in the classical Chinese text Shanhai Jing.
Tian ShanChina, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and UzbekistanAsia28001700Jengish Chokusu244067439The range's name means the Mountain of Heaven.
UralRussia and KazakhstanAsia and Europe25001600Mount Narodnaya62171895The range runs approximately from north to south through western Russia, which forms part of the conventional boundary between the continents of Europe and Asia.
Atlas Algeria, Morocco, and TunisiaAfrica25001600Jebel Toubkal136714167The range separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert.
Himalayas Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, and PakistanAsia24001500Mount Everest290298848They have the Earth's highest peaks.
AppalachiansUnited States and CanadaNorth America24001500Mount Mitchell66842037They are a system of mountains in eastern North America.
Western GhatsIndiaAsia1600994Anai Madi88392694This area is one of the world's ten "hottest biodiversity hotspots".
ZagrosIran, Iraqi Kurdistan, and TurkeyAsia1500932Zard-Kuh149284550They form the largest mountain range in Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan and southeastern Turkey.
ApenninesItaly and San MarinoEurope1200750Corno Grande95542912They are a mountain range consisting of parallel smaller chains extending along the length of peninsular Italy.
AlpsAustria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and SwitzerlandEurope1200750Mont Blanc15776.74808.73The range is the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe. This region contains about a hundred peaks higher than 4,000 m (13,123 ft), known as the "four-thousanders".
CaucasusRussia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, and IranAsia and Europe1100680Mount Elbrus185105642The range is defined as the continental divide between Asia and Europe for the region between the Black and Caspian Seas.
Hindu KushAfghanistan, Pakistan, and IndiaAsia800500Tirich Mir252897708They were a historically significant center of Buddhism with sites such as the Bamiyan Buddhas.
Alaska RangeUnited StatesNorth America650400Denali203106190The range is the highest in the world outside of Asia and the Andes.
KarakoramPakistan, China, and IndiaAsia500311K2282518611The range is home to the second highest peak in the world.
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