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A mountain is a natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, often steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill. Part of the geography of every continent, they are most often found in a long group called a range Some mountain ranges are Alps, Andes, Himalayas, and Rocky Mountains, though there are dozens more.

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Geography
Engineering
Mountains

What do you call a space between two mountains?

The space is called a vally
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Actually it depends on what you mean by "between" . the actually space that lies between two mountain tops is called a saddle. Thinking of a valley as the intersection where the two sides of two mountains merge is a bit of stretch but could be true. In that case, the valley originates at the saddle which often forms a valley on opposite sides.

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Microsoft Windows
Travel & Places
Mountains

What mountain range has the highest peak?

Himalaya mountain rage has the highest peak. The Mount Everest is the highest peak mountain in the World.

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Math and Arithmetic
Mountains
Math History
The Difference Between

What is range?

What you do is that you subtract the smallest number & the largest number. For example: The numbers 24, 47, 78, & 36. Okay so the largest is 78 and the smallest is 24. So 78-24=54. 54 will be your range.

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Africa
Mountains

Which are folded mountains in Africa?

Atlas.

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Landforms
Mountains
Appalachian Mountains

What is hilly land?

hilly land is not flat ground, its bumpy..

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Geology
Mountains
Valleys

How are mountains formed?

Volcanic mountains are formed either through the introduction and accumulation of magma over a crustal "hot spot" or through volcanic activity associated with the collision and subduction of a crustal plate, where the melting of the subducted crust creates magma, gases and pressures that are released in eruptions.

Continental crustal plate collisions, where neither plate subducts, create mountain ranges such as The Himalayan Mountain Range, where crustal material is thrust upward faster than erosion can wear it down.

Plates can stretch until they crack and slide, forming fault-block mountains.

In the ocean, great underwater mountains are formed when plates spread away from one another, and melted rock pushes up through the gap, creating hot, buoyant elevations of new crust (a simplification of the process).
Many mountains inclueding Everest were created by two of Earths tectonic plates pushing against each other.

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Asia
Europe
Mountains

What mountain range separates Europe and Asia?

The Urals form the main dividing line between the two continents, along with the Caucus Mountains. What do you think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ural and Caucasus mountains
THe Ural Mountains
The Urals and the Caucus Mountains both separate Asia and Europe.
There are several landforms that separate Europe and Asia:

The Ural Mountains

The Caspian Sea

The Caucus Mountains

The Black Sea

The Bosporus Strait

The Mediterranean Sea

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Movies
Mountains

Where was the movie Spencers Mountain filmed?

the Grand Teton Mountains Of Wyoming.

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Mountains

Why are the Catskills not a true mountain range?

They were not formed by regular mountain building processes. Weird though, they look like mountains... Well, I guess if Pluto is not a planet...

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Miscellaneous
Geography
Mountains

What is the region of a mountainous area called?

A Mountain Range

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Lakes and Rivers
Germany
Mountains

What are the major rivers and mountains in Germany?

The Alps are the major mountains in Germany, and the Rhine, Danube and Elbe are the major rivers. The highest four mountains are Zugspitze, Schneefernerkopf, Middle Wetterspitze and Hochwanner.

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How tall is Atlas Mountain?

2500 km high (1500)

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How are mountains useful to humans?

Mountains are very useful. They are a storehouse of water. Many rivers have their source in the glaciers in the mountains. Water from the mountains is also used for irrigation and generation of hydro-electricity. They have a rich variety of Flora and Fauna. They provide an idyllic site for tourists. Several sports are popular in the mountains.

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Is Overton's owned by Gander mountain?

Yes, they purchased them about a year ago.

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How tall is Mount chappal waddi?

The highest point on the mountain is about 2,149 m

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Rocky Mountains

What is abbreviation for the Rocky Mountain State?

CO.

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Pokemon
Geography
Mountains

What is macho Pichu?

A very large mountain in peru. For more info google Machu Piccu

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What mountain range are most nz glaciers?

The Southern Alps because that's where most mountains are.

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How tall is mount Olympus in feet?

9570 feet tall

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Islam
Quran (Koran)
Mountains

What is the scientific miracle in Quran saying on the mountains?

ANSWER 1:A book entitled Earth is a basic reference textbook in many universities around the world. One of its two authors is Professor Emeritus Frank Press. He was the Science Advisor to former US President Jimmy Carter, and for 12 years was the President of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC. His book says that mountains have underlying roots. These roots are deeply embedded in the ground, thus, mountains have a shape like a peg. [ references: Earth, Press and Siever, p. 435. Also see Earth Science, Tarbuck and Lutgens, p. 157]

This is how the Quran has described mountains. God (Allah in Arabic) says in the Quran:أَلَمْ نَجْعَلِ الْأَرْضَ مِهَادًا ﴿٦﴾ وَالْجِبَالَ أَوْتَادًا ﴿٧﴾

Meaning English translation:

{Have We not made the earth as a bed, and the mountains as pegs?}

[Quran, chapter 78, verses 6-7]

Modern earth sciences have proven that mountains have deep roots under the surface of the ground and that these roots can reach several times their elevations above the surface of the ground. So the most suitable word to describe mountains on the basis of this information is the word 'peg,' since most of a properly set peg is hidden under the surface of the ground. The history of science tells us that the theory of mountains having deep roots was introduced only in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Mountains also play an important role in stabilizing the crust of the earth. They hinder the shaking of the earth. God has said in the Quran: وَأَلْقَىٰ فِي الْأَرْضِ رَوَاسِيَ أَن تَمِيدَ بِكُمْ وَأَنْهَارًا وَسُبُلًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَهْتَدُونَ ﴿١٥﴾

Meaning English translation:

{And He has set firm mountains in the earth so that it would not shake with you... } [Quran, chapter 16, verse 15]

Likewise, the modern theory of plate tectonics holds that mountains work as stabilizers for the earth. This knowledge about the role of mountains as stabilizers for the earth has just begun to be understood in the framework of plate tectonics since the late 1960's.

Could anyone during the time of the Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH) have known of the true shape of mountains? Could anyone imagine that the solid massive mountain which he sees before him actually extends deep into the earth and has a root, as scientists assert? A large number of books of geology, when discussing mountains, only describe that part which is above the surface of the earth. This is because these books were not written by specialists in geology. However, modern geology has confirmed the truth of the Quran verses.

ANSWER 2:Scientific proof does not support the claim of Quran that mountains are fixed to keep earth from shaking. This is another scientific mistake in Quran.
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Mountains

Where is the Eiger mountain?

The Eiger is in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland.

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Rajasthan

Importance of aravalli hills in Rajasthan?

what is the importance of aravalli hills in rajasthan

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Cuba
Mountains

Does Cuba have mountains?

Yes. The Sierra Maestra is Cuba's largest mountain range, and has a wide array of biological diversity and is located in the Santiago de Cuba region. The range's highest point is the Pico Turquino, standing at 6,580 ft.

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Mountains
Landforms

How is a arete form?

It is formed when two glaciers erode parallel from each other or when two glaciers erode towards each other

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Rocky Mountains

Where was the rocky mountains located?

They are located on the Western Side of the U.S. These mountains cross Califiornia, Nevada, and Utah states.The Rockies also travel through Canada

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