Interesting facts about Mountains
August 24, 2009 | In: Geography Facts
There are five basic kinds of mountains: fold Mountains (folded mountains) , fault-block mountains (block mountains), dome mountains, volcanic mountains, plateau mountains .
The world’s highest peak on land is Mount Everest in the Himalayas. It is 8,850.1728 m (29,036 ft) tall. The highest 14 mountains in the world are all found in the Himalayas
More than half of the world’s fresh water originates in mountains, and all the world’s major rivers are fed from mountain sources.
It is estimated that one eighth of the world’s population lives in mountainous zones, and that mountains cover a quarter of the world’s surface.
The top 109 highest mountains in the world are all in Asia and 96 of them are in the Himalayas.
The Andes, which runs more than 4,900 miles, is the longest mountain range in the world.
The Alps are the most densely populated mountain area in the world