Mountain ranges are basically series of mountains within one line connected to one another through high grounds. There are some of the most unique mountain ranges in the world — you may have heard some of them, like The Himalaya or the Pamir. Of course, each range has its own specialty and signature characteristics.
Ural Mountainsalso called the UralsRussian Uralskie Gory or Uralmountain range forming a rugged spine in west-central Russia and the major part of the traditional physiographic boundary between Europe and Asia. Extending some 1, miles 2, km from the bend of the Ural River in the south to the low, severely eroded Pay-Khoy Ridge, which forms a mile km fingerlike extension to the northern tip of the Urals proper, the mountains constitute the major portion of the Uralian orogenic belt, which stretches 2, miles 3, km from the Aral Sea to the northernmost tip of Novaya Zemlya. The Mughalzhar Hillsthemselves part of the Uralian orogenic belt, are a broad, arrowhead-shaped southern extension in northwestern Kazakhstan that form the divide between the Caspian and Aral basins.
Belukha Mountain is the highest peak at 4, m, 14, ft. Ghats The Western Ghats is a mountain range along the western side of India with an average elevation around 1, m, 3, ft. The Eastern Ghats is a range of mountains along India's eastern coast.
The Ural Mountains are famous for the fact that they serve as a natural divider between the two continents: Europe and Asia. Immediately east of the Urals begins Siberia. The western slopes of the mountains are still in Europe, but from the foot of the eastern slopes of the Urals starts Asia. The length of this mountain range is about km and the width is in the range of kilometers.
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The Ural Mountains run north to south through western Russia, forming a natural geographical border between the continents of Europe and Asia. This is a guide of all the important information on the Ural Mountains including notable mountains and hikes within the range. See our guides page to compare it to other ranges in the world.
They serve as one of the boundaries that separates Asia from Europe. It forms a natural mountain range that runs from the desert north of the Caspian Sea to the south of the Arctic tundra. In fact, the name is deserving, as the mountain has substantial deposits of valuable minerals that have contributed to the Russian economy since the 18th Century.
Vaygach Island and the islands of Novaya Zemlya form a further continuation of the chain to the north into the Arctic Ocean. The mountains lie within the Ural geographical region and significantly overlap with the Ural Federal District and with the Ural economic region. They have rich resources, including metal ores, coal, and precious and semi-precious stones.