Great Mountain Ranges of the World
This data set contains key information about some great mountain ranges in the world.
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created January 4, 2017
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|Mountain Range||Location||Continent||Map||Length (km)||Length (miles)||Highest Peak||Peak Height (feet)||Peak Height (meters)||Description|
|Andes||Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Venezuela||South America||7000||4300||Aconcagua||22841||6962||They are the longest continental mountain range in the world, and the world's highest mountain range outside of Asia.|
|Rocky Mountains||United States and Canada||North America||4800||3000||Mount Elbert||14440||4401||They are the second longest continental mountain range in the world, and the longest in North America.|
|Great Dividing Range||Australia||Oceania||3600||2237||Mount Kosciuszko||7310||2228||They are the third longest continental mountain range in the world.|
|Transantarctic||Southwest Antarctica||Antarctica||3500||2175||Mount Kirkpatrick||14856||4528||These mountains divide East Antarctica and West Antarctica.|
|Kunlun||China||Asia||3000||1900||Liushi Shan (Kunlun Goddess)||23514||7167||Its name seems to have originated as a semi-mythical location in the classical Chinese text Shanhai Jing.|
|Tian Shan||China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan||Asia||2800||1700||Jengish Chokusu||24406||7439||The range's name means the Mountain of Heaven.|
|Ural||Russia and Kazakhstan||Asia and Europe||2500||1600||Mount Narodnaya||6217||1895||The 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 Tunisia||Africa||2500||1600||Jebel Toubkal||13671||4167||The range separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert.|
|Himalayas||Bhutan, India, Nepal, China, and Pakistan||Asia||2400||1500||Mount Everest||29029||8848||They have the Earth's highest peaks.|
|Appalachians||United States and Canada||North America||2400||1500||Mount Mitchell||6684||2037||They are a system of mountains in eastern North America.|
|Western Ghats||India||Asia||1600||994||Anai Madi||8839||2694||This area is one of the world's ten "hottest biodiversity hotspots".|
|Zagros||Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan, and Turkey||Asia||1500||932||Zard-Kuh||14928||4550||They form the largest mountain range in Iran, Iraqi Kurdistan and southeastern Turkey.|
|Apennines||Italy and San Marino||Europe||1200||750||Corno Grande||9554||2912||They are a mountain range consisting of parallel smaller chains extending along the length of peninsular Italy.|
|Alps||Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Slovenia, and Switzerland||Europe||1200||750||Mont Blanc||15776.7||4808.73||The 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".|
|Caucasus||Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, and Iran||Asia and Europe||1100||680||Mount Elbrus||18510||5642||The range is defined as the continental divide between Asia and Europe for the region between the Black and Caspian Seas.|
|Hindu Kush||Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India||Asia||800||500||Tirich Mir||25289||7708||They were a historically significant center of Buddhism with sites such as the Bamiyan Buddhas.|
|Alaska Range||United States||North America||650||400||Denali||20310||6190||The range is the highest in the world outside of Asia and the Andes.|
|Karakoram||Pakistan, China, and India||Asia||500||311||K2||28251||8611||The range is home to the second highest peak in the world.|