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Pyrenees

PyreneesThe Pyrenees <<PIHR uh NEEZ>> are mountains in Europe. They mark the border between France and Spain. The small nation of Andorra additionally lies alongside the south aspect of the Pyrenees.... Read More

Plateau

Plateauplateau <<plah TOH>> is a excessive flatland. Some plateaus have been as soon as lands referred to as plains. Forces inside Earth pushed the plains upward and made them plateaus. Different plateaus lie on flat rock. Typically the rock is lava that got here from erupting volcanoes.... Read More

Pikes Peak

Pikes PeakPikes Peak might be the perfect recognized of the Rocky Mountain peaks in Colorado. It’s the first one seen by vacationers approaching from the east. Its snow-capped peak is 14,one hundred ten ft (four,301 meters) above sea degree. Pine and spruce forests develop to a peak of eleven,seven hundred ft (three,566 meters) on its slopes. Pikes Peak is the middle of some of the fashionable mountain-resort areas in America.... Read More

Paricutín

ParicutínParicutín <<puh REE kuh TEEN>> is a volcanic mountain in southwestern Mexico. It’s a cone-formed mountain of cinder that shaped throughout a volcanic eruption. Paricutín stands close to the town of Uruapan. It was named for the village of Paricutín, which was destroyed within the eruption.... Read More

Ozark Mountains

Ozark MountainsThe Ozark Mountains are a variety of hills extending from southern Illinois throughout Missouri and into Arkansas and Oklahoma. The Ozarks rise from 1,500 to 2,300 ft (457 to 701 meters) above sea degree. Their highest peaks are the Boston Mountains of Arkansas. The Ozarks are a part of the Ozark area. This area additionally consists of areas of flatland. The Ozark area covers about forty,000 sq. miles (one hundred,000 sq. kilometers).... Read More

Orizaba, Pico de

OrizabaPico de Orizaba <<PEE koh day AWR uh ZAH buh or aw ree SAH vah>> is the very best mountain in Mexico. It’s the third highest mountain in North America. Solely Mount McKinley and Mount Logan are larger. Pico de Orizaba rises 18,410 ft (5,611 meters) above sea degree. Its Aztec identify, Citlaltepetl <<see tlahl TAY peht uhl>> means “mountain of the star.” The mountain stands about 30 miles (forty eight kilometers) north of the town of Orizaba, Mexico. It’s a volcano that final erupted within the late 1600’s.... Read More

Mountain

MountainMountains are elements of the land that stand a lot greater than the land round them. Mountains often have steep slopes, or sides, and sharp or barely rounded peaks.Some mountains stand alone and others are a part of a gaggle of mountains referred to as a variety. A gaggle of mountain ranges types a mountain system.... Read More

Mount Saint Helens

Mount Saint HelensMount Saint Helens is a volcano within the Cascade Mountains close to Seattle, Washington. Mount Saint Helens erupted, or blew up, on Might 18, 1980. The eruption brought about many deaths and nice injury. Mount Saint Helens was the primary volcano in the USA outdoors Alaska to erupt since 1917.... Read More

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Mount Rushmore National MemorialMount Rushmore National Memorial is a large carving that exhibits the faces of 4 American presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. The top of Washington is as excessive as a 5-story constructing. The faces are carved right into a rocky cliff referred to as Mount Rushmore within the Black Hills of South Dakota. The cliff is manufactured from granite.... Read More

Mount Rainier

Mount RainierMount Rainier, <<ruh NIHR or RAY neer>>, is the very best mountain within the state of Washington. It’s in Mount Rainier Nationwide Park, close to Seattle. The height is 14,410 ft (four,392 meters) above sea degree. Gassy fumes nonetheless rise from Mount Rainier’s nice volcanic cone. The Wonderland Path encircles the mountain.... Read More