List of mountain ranges

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This is a list of mountain ranges on Earth and a few other astronomical bodies. First, the highest and longest mountain ranges on Earth are listed, followed by more comprehensive alphabetical lists organized by continent. Ranges in the oceans and on other celestial bodies are listed afterwards.


Mountain ranges on planet Earth

By height

NameContinent(s)Country/iesHighest pointAltitude
(metres above
sea level)
Himalayas Asia Pakistan, Nepal, India, China, Bhutan Everest 8848
Karakoram (Note 2)AsiaPakistan, China, India K2 8611
Hindu Kush (Note 2)Asia Afghanistan, Pakistan Tirich Mir 7708
Pamirs (Note 2)Asia Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Afghanistan Kongur Tagh (Note 1)7649
Hengduan Mountains (Note 2)AsiaChina, Myanmar Mount Gongga 7556
Tian Shan AsiaChina, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan; Jengish Chokusu 7439
Kunlun AsiaChina Liushi Shan 7167
Transhimalaya (Note 2)AsiaChina Mount Nyenchen Tanglha 7162
Andes South America Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia Aconcagua 6962
Alaska Range North America United States Denali 6194
Saint Elias Mountains North America United States, Canada Mount Logan 5959
Caucasus Mountains Europe and Asia Georgia, Russia, Azerbaijan Mount Elbrus 5642

Note 1: A peak included in the "Eastern Pamirs" [1] more often than in the Kunlun Mountains, as Kongur Tagh and the Kunlun range are separated by the large Yarkand River valley; no valley of such significance separates the Pamirs and Kongur Tagh, just political boundaries.

Note 2: Part of Hindu Kush-Himalayas region

All of the Asian ranges above have been formed in part over the past 35 to 55 million years by the collision between the Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate. The Indian Plate is still particularly mobile and these mountain ranges continue to rise in elevation every year and this page may need to be updated in a few years; of these the Himalayas are rising most quickly; the Kashmir and Pamirs region to the north of the Indian subcontinent is the point of confluence of these mountains which encircle the Tibetan Plateau on two but three well four

By prominence

See List of peaks by prominence (ranking the mountain ranges as well).

Mountain ranges by length

Mountain systems, himalyan ranges and chains by length (over 500 km):

  1. The underwater Mid-ocean ridge65,000 km (40,000 mi)
  2. Ring of Fire40,000 km (25,000 mi) [2]
    1. American Cordillera13,400 km (8,300 mi)
      1. Andes7,000 km (4,300 mi). Northern and Southern Andes main subdivisions, along both run three vast, almost parallel chain systems of mountain ranges - Cordillera Occidental, Cordillera Central and Cordillera Oriental.
      2. North American Cordillera6,400 km (4,000 mi)
  3. Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt – more than 15,000 km (9,300 mi)
    1. Hindu Kush-Himalayas region – 3,500 km (2,200 mi) [3]
  4. Great Escarpment, Southern Africa5,000 km (3,100 mi) [4]
    1. Drakensberg1,000 km (620 mi)
  5. Rocky Mountains4,830 km (3,000 mi) (section of the North American Cordillera)
  6. Great Dividing Range3,500 km (2,200 mi)
  7. Transantarctic Mountains3,500 km (2,200 mi)
  8. Kunlun Mountains3,000 km (1,900 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  9. Atlas Mountains2,500 km (1,600 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  10. Ural Mountains2,500 km (1,600 mi)
  11. Appalachian Mountains2,414 km (1,500 mi)
  12. Himalayas – c.2,500 km (1,600 mi) (main section of the Hindu Kush-Himalayas region) [5]
    1. High Himalayas2,300 km (1,400 mi) [6]
    2. Sivalik Hills2,400 km (1,500 mi)
    3. Lesser Himalayas2,500 km (1,600 mi) [7]
  13. Altai mountain system2,000 km (1,200 mi)
  14. Barisan Mountains – c. 1,700 km (1,100 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  15. Carpathian Mountains1,700 km (1,100 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  16. Scandinavian Mountains (Scandes) – c. 1,700 km (1,100 mi)
  17. Verkhoyansk Range-Suntar-Khayata Range – 1,650 km (1,030 mi) (section of the East Siberian System of mountains) [8]
    1. Verkhoyansk Range1,100 km (680 mi)
    2. Suntar-Khayata Range550 km (340 mi)
  18. Coast Mountains1,600 km (990 mi) (section of the North American Cordillera)
  19. Qin Mountains1,600 km (990 mi)
  20. Transhimalaya1,600 km (990 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  21. Western Ghats1,600 km (990 mi)
  22. Chersky Range1,500 km (930 mi) (section of the East Siberian System of mountains)
  23. Peninsular mountain ranges1,500 km (930 mi) (section of the North American Cordillera)
  24. Serra do Mar1,500 km (930 mi)
  25. Taurus Mountains1,500 km (930 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  26. Zagros Mountains1,500 km (930 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  27. Sierra Madre Occidental1,500 km (930 mi) (section of the North American Cordillera)
  28. Mantiqueira Mountains/Espinhaço Mountains1,320 km (820 mi)
  29. Kolyma Mountains1,300 km (810 mi) (section of the East Siberian System of mountains)
  30. Alps1,200 km (750 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
    1. Western Alps – approx. 600 km (370 mi)
      1. French Prealps – more than 400 km (250 mi)
    2. Eastern Alps – approx. 600 km (370 mi)
      1. Central Eastern Alps – approx. 600 km (370 mi)
      2. Northern Limestone Alps – approx. 600 km (370 mi)
      3. Southern Limestone Alps and Western Limestone Alps – approx. 600 km (370 mi)
  31. Apennines1,200 km (750 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  32. Caucasus Mountains1,200 km (750 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
    1. Greater Caucasus1,200 km (750 mi)
    2. Lesser Caucasus600 km (370 mi)
  33. Cordillera Occidental (Colombia)1,200 km (750 mi) (section of the Northern Andes, American Cordillera)
  34. Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)1,200 km (750 mi) (section of the Northern Andes, American Cordillera)
  35. Vindhya Range1,200 km (750 mi)
  36. Altai Mountains – 1,200 km (750 mi)
  37. Drakensberg1,125 km (700 mi)
  38. Byrranga Mountains1,100 kilometres (680 mi)
  39. Cascade Range1,100 km (680 mi)
  40. Annamite Range1,100 km (680 mi)
  41. Brooks Range1,100 km (680 mi) (section of the North American Cordillera)
  42. Verkhoyansk Range1,100 kilometres (680 mi) (section of the East Siberian Mountains)
  43. Cordillera Central (Colombia)1,023 km (636 mi) (section of the Northern Andes, American Cordillera)
  44. Lena Plateau1,000 km (620 mi) (section of the East Siberian System of mountains)
  45. Pontic Mountains1,000 km (620 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  46. Eastern Sayan Mountains1,000 km (620 mi)
  47. Sierra Madre del Sur1,000 km (620 mi) (section of the North American Cordillera)
  48. Arakan/Rakhine Mountains - 950 km (590 mi)
  49. Hengduan Mountains900 km (560 mi) as a system of mountain ranges
  50. Ogo Mountains – 900 km (560 mi)
  51. Koryak Mountains880 km (550 mi) (Siberia)
  52. Cape Fold Belt850 km (530 mi)
  53. Hindu Kush800 km (500 mi) (section of the Hindu Kush-Greater Himalayas region)
  54. Precordillera800 km (500 mi) (considered section of the Southern Andes, American Cordillera)
  55. Dzhugdzhur Mountains700 km (430 mi)
  56. Stanovoy Highlands700 km (430 mi) (section of the East Siberian System of mountains)
  57. Aravalli Range692 km (430 mi)
  58. Alaska Range650 km (400 mi) (section of the North American Cordillera)
  59. Kopet Mountains650 km (400 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  60. Sette-Daban660 km (410 mi) (section of the East Siberian System of mountains)
  61. Dinaric Mountains645 km (401 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  62. Sierra Nevada (U.S.)640 km (400 mi) (section of the North American Cordillera)
  63. California Coast Ranges640 km (400 mi) (section of the North American Cordillera)
  64. Balkan Mountains557 km (346 mi) (section of the Alpine-Himalayan orogenic belt)
  65. Karakoram500 km (310 mi) (section of the Hindu Kush-Greater Himalayas region)
  66. Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana500 km (310 mi)
  67. Yudoma-Maya Highlands500 km (310 mi) (section of the East Siberian System of mountains)

By continental area



  1. Alagalla Mountain Range, Sri Lanka
  2. Alborz, Iran
  3. Al Hajar Mountains, Oman, United Arab Emirates
  4. Altai Mountains, Russia, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan
  5. Annamite Range, Laos, Viet Nam
  6. Anti-Lebanon, Lebanon, Syria, Israel
  7. Arfak Mountains, Indonesia
  8. Aravalli Range, India
  9. Asir Mountains, Saudi Arabia
  10. Barisan Mountains, Indonesia
  11. Caraballo Mountains, Philippines
  12. Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia
  13. Carmel Mountains, Israel
  14. Caucasus, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey
  15. Chersky Range, Siberia
  16. Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh
  17. Cordillera Central, Philippines
  18. Crocker Range, Malaysia
  19. Dieng Volcanic Complex, Indonesia
  20. Dzhugdzhur Mountains, Siberia
  21. Eastern Ghats, India
  22. Fansipan, Vietnam
  23. Gydan Mountains
  24. Haraz Mountains, Yemen
  25. Hijaz Mountains
  26. Himalaya, Nepal, Bhutan, China, India, Pakistan
    1. Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya
    2. Siwalik Range or Churia Hills, Subhimalaya
  27. Hindu Kush, Afghanistan, Pakistan
  28. Japanese Alps, Japan
    1. Akaishi Mountains
    2. Hida Mountains
    3. Kiso Mountains
  29. Jayawijaya Mountains, Indonesia
  30. Judaean Mountains, Palestine, Israel
  31. Kabir Kuh, Iran, Iraq
  32. Karakoram, Pakistan, China, India
  33. Khingan Mountains, China
    1. Greater Khingan
    2. Lesser Khingan
  34. Khibinsky Mountains, Russia
  35. Kirthar Mountains, Pakistan
  36. Knuckles Mountain Range, Sri Lanka
  37. Koryak Mountains Siberia
  38. Kunlun Mountains, China (Tibet)
  39. Kuray Mountains, Russia
  40. Mount Lebanon Range, Lebanon
  41. Müller Mountains, Central Borneo, Indonesia
  42. Owen Stanley Range, Papua New Guinea
  43. Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, China
  44. Phnom Kulen, Cambodia
  45. Phnom Voar, Cambodia
  46. Safed Koh, Afghanistan, Pakistan
  47. Salt Range, Pakistan
  48. Sayan Mountains, Siberia
  49. Sivalik Hills range of outer Himalayas, India
  50. Sierra Madre, Philippines
  51. Sikhote Alin Mountains, Siberia
  52. Stanovoi Range, Siberia
  53. Sudirman Range, Indonesia
  54. Sulaiman Mountains, Pakistan, Iran
  55. Ta Kream Mountain Range, Cambodia
  56. Taurus Mountains, Turkey
  57. Toba Kakar Range, Afghanistan, Pakistan
  58. Tian Shan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
  59. Taiwan Mountains, Taiwan
  60. Tengger Mountains, Indonesia
  61. Titiwangsa Mountains, Malaysia
  62. Ural Mountains, Russia
  63. Verkhoyansk Range, Russia
  64. Western Ghats, India
  65. Zagros Mountains, Iran, Iraq
  66. Zambales Mountains, Philippines
  67. Zamboanga Cordilleras, Philippines


  1. Alps
    1. Eastern Alps, Austria, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia, Switzerland
      1. Central Eastern Alps, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland
        1. Bergamo Alps, Italy
        2. Hohe Tauern, Austria, Italy
          1. Ankogel Group
          2. Defereggen Mountains
          3. Grossglockner
          4. Goldberg Group
          5. Granatspitz Group
          6. Hafner Group
          7. Kreuzeck Group
          8. Rieserferner Group
          9. Schober Group
          10. Venediger Group
        3. Kitzbühel Alps, Austria
        4. Niedere Tauern, Austria
        5. Ötztal Alps, Austria, Italy
        6. Rhaetian Alps, Austria, Italy, Switzerland
          1. Albula Range
          2. Bernina Range
          3. Bregaglia Range
          4. Livigno Range
          5. Oberhalbstein Range
          6. Plessur Range
          7. Samnaun Alps
          8. Sesvenna Range
          9. Silvretta
        7. Rätikon, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland
        8. Stubai Alps, Austria, Italy
        9. Tux Alps, Austria
        10. Verwall Alps, Austria
        11. Zillertal Alps, Austria, Italy
      2. Northern Limestone Alps, Austria, Germany
        1. Allgäu Alps, Austria, Germany
        2. Berchtesgaden Alps, Austria, Germany, France
        3. Dachstein, Austria
        4. Ennstaler Alpen, Austria
        5. Karwendel, Austria, Germany
        6. Lechtal Alps, Austria
        7. Totes Gebirge, Austria
        8. Wetterstein, Austria, Germany
        9. Wilden Kaiser, Austria
      3. Southern Limestone Alps, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland
        1. Adamello-Presanella, Italy
        2. Brenta Group, Italy
        3. Carnic Alps, Austria, Italy
        4. Dolomites, Italy
        5. Julian Alps, Italy, Slovenia
        6. Kamnik Alps, Austria, Slovenia
        7. Karawanken, Austria, Slovenia
        8. Ortler Alps, Italy, Switzerland
    2. Western Alps (France, Italy, and Switzerland)
      1. Bernese Alps, Switzerland
      2. Cottian Alps, France, Italy
      3. Glarus Alps, Switzerland
      4. Graian Alps, France, Italy, Switzerland
        1. Mont Blanc Group, France, Italy
        2. Beaufortain Massif, France
        3. Vanoise, France
        4. Gran Paradiso, France, Italy
      5. Lepontine Alps, Italy, Switzerland
      6. Ligurian Alps, France, Italy
      7. North-Eastern Swiss Alps, Switzerland
      8. Pennine Alps, Italy, Switzerland
      9. Dauphiné Alps, France
      10. Maritime Alps, France, Italy
      11. Prealps, France, Italy
        1. Provence Prealps, France
          1. Dentelles de Montmirail, France
        2. Savoy Prealps, France
      12. Savoie Alps, France Switzerland
      13. Urner Alps, Switzerland
  2. Apennines, Italy, San Marino
  3. Balkan Mountains range, mainly Bulgaria, smaller part in Serbia
    1. Central Balkan Mountains
      1. Kaloferska Mountain, Botev Peak, Central Balkan Mountains, Bulgaria
      2. Zlatishko-Tetevenska Mountain, Bulgaria [9]
    2. Western Balkan Mountains
      1. Chiprovska Mountain [10]
      2. Berkovska Mountain, Bulgaria [11]
      3. Vrachanski Balkan, Bulgaria
  4. Black Forest, Germany
  5. Cantabrian Mountains, Spain
    1. Picos de Europa
    2. Basque Mountains
  6. Carpathian Mountains, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine
    1. Western Carpathians
      1. Tatra Mountains, Poland, Slovakia
      2. Western Beskids and Central Beskids
    2. Eastern Carpathians
      1. Bieszczady Mountains
        1. Otryt
      2. Lower Beskids
      3. Eastern Beskids
      4. Moldavian-Muntenian Carpathians
    3. Southern Carpathians
      1. Făgăraș Mountains group
      2. Retezat-Godeanu Mountains group
      3. Poiana Ruscă Mountains
      4. Banat Mountains
    4. Apuseni Mountains
      1. Bihor Mountains
  7. Caucasus Mountains, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia
  8. Dinaric Alps, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia
    1. Prokletije
  9. Skanderbeg Range, Albania
  10. Gennargentu, Italy
  11. Harz, Germany
  12. Ireland mountains
    1. MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland
    2. Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
    3. Mourne Mountains, Ireland
  13. Jura mountains, France, Switzerland
  14. Karelides, Finland
  15. Lake District, England
  16. Măcin Mountains, Romania
  17. Massif Central, France
  18. Olympus Range
    1. Mount Olympus
  19. Owl Mountains
  20. Ore Mountains (Erzgebirge), Czech Republic, Germany
  21. Pennines, England
  22. Pindus Mountains, mainly Greece, smaller parts in Albania
  23. Pyrenees, Andorra, France, Spain
  24. Rila-Rhodope mountain massif, mainly Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece
    1. Rila, Bulgaria
    2. Pirin, Bulgaria
    3. Slavyanka (mountain)
    4. Osogovo-Belasitsa mountain range
      1. Osogovo
      2. Belasitsa
      3. Vlahina
      4. Malashevska mountain
      5. Plačkovica
      6. Ogražden
    5. Rhodope Mountains, mainly Bulgaria, Greece
      1. Western Rhodopes
      2. Eastern Rhodopes
  25. Rhön Mountains, Germany
  26. Šar range, Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia
    1. Šar Mountains
    2. Mount Korab
    3. Mount Bistra
    4. Stogovo
    5. Dešat
    6. Jablanica
    7. Galičica
  27. Scandinavian Mountains, Finland, Norway, Sweden
    1. Setesdalsheiene
    2. Jotunheimen
    3. Rondane
    4. Dovrefjell
    5. Trollheimen
    6. Kjolen mountains
    7. Saltfjellet
    8. Svecofennides
    9. Lyngen Alps
  28. Scottish Highlands
    1. Grampian mountains, Scotland
      1. Ben Nevis
    2. Cairngorms, Scotland
    3. The Cuillins, Isle of Skye
  29. Sierra Morena, Spain
  30. Sistema Bético, Spain
  31. Sistema Central, Portugal, Spain
    1. Sierra de Guadarrama
  32. Sistema Ibérico, Spain
  33. Srednogorie mountain system, Bulgaria
    1. Vitosha, Bulgaria
    2. Sredna Gora, Bulgaria
  34. Strandzha, Bulgaria, Turkey
  35. Świętokrzyskie Mountains, Poland
  36. Sudetes, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland
    1. Ślęża Masiff
    2. Lusatian Mountains
    3. Ještěd ridge
    4. Jizera Mountains
    5. Kaczawskie Mountains
    6. Krkonoše
    7. Rudawy Janowickie
    8. Krkonoše foothills
    9. Wałbrzyskie Mountains
    10. Stone Mountains
    11. Owl Mountains
    12. Bardzkie Mountains
    13. Stołowe Mountains
    14. Orlicke Mountains
    15. Bystrzyckie Mountains
    16. Golden Mountains
    17. Śnieżnik Mountains
    18. Opawskie Mountains
    19. Hrubý Jeseník
    20. Low Jeseník
  37. Šumava, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
  38. Swabian Alb, Germany
  39. Serra de Tramuntana, Spain
  40. Ural Mountains, Russia
  41. Vogelsberg Mountains, Germany
  42. Vosges mountains, France
  43. Wales mountains
    1. Black Mountains
    2. Brecon Beacons
    3. Snowdonia
  44. West Vardar/Pelagonia mountain range, North Macedonia, Greece
    1. Baba Mountain
    2. Jakupica
    3. Nidže
    4. Kožuf

North America

  1. Alángup Qáqai
  2. Alexandrine Range
  3. Amitsorssûp Qulâ
  4. Barth Range
  5. Brages Range
  6. Crown Prince Frederick Range
  7. Daly Range
  8. Didrik Pining Range
  9. Ejnar Mikkelsen Range
  10. Ellemands Range
  11. Fynske Alps
  12. Giesecke Range
  13. Graah Mountains
  14. Gronau Nunataks
  15. Grønne Range
  16. H. H. Benedict Range
  17. Halle Range
  18. Haug Range
  19. Heywood Range
  20. Hjelm Range
  21. Kangerluluk Range
  22. Knud Rasmussen Range
  23. Lacroix Range
  24. Lemon Range
  25. Lilloise Range
  26. Lindbergh Range
  27. Mols Range
  28. Murchison Range
  29. Musk Ox Mountains
  30. Norlund Alps
  31. Pentamerus Range
  32. Pictet Range
  33. Prince of Wales Range
  34. Princess Caroline Mathilde Alps
  35. Princess Elizabeth Alps
  36. Qârusuit Range
  37. Qivssakatdlagfik
  38. Queen Louise Land
  39. Rold Range
  40. Roosevelt Range
  41. Schweizerland
  42. Sioraq Range (Sioraq Fjelde)
  43. Stauning Alps
  44. Svinhufvud Range
  45. Tågefjeldene
  46. Watkins Range
  47. Wiedemann Range
  1. Adam Range
  2. Adamant Range
  3. Alsek Ranges, British Columbia, Alaska, Yukon
  4. Anvil Range, Yukon
  5. Arctic Cordillera, northeastern Canada
    1. Geodetic Hills
  6. Asulkan Range
  7. Badshot Range
  8. Baffin Mountains
  9. Battle Range
  10. Beaufort Range
  11. Belcher Mountains, Hudson Bay
  12. Big Bend Ranges, British Columbia
  13. Big Salmon Range, Yukon
  14. Blackwelder Mountains
  15. Blue Mountains
  16. Bonanza Range
  17. Bonnet Plume Range, Yukon
  18. Bonnington Range
  19. Britannia Range
  20. British Empire Range
  21. British Mountains, Yukon
  22. Bruce Mountains
  23. Byam Martin Mountains
  24. Cadwallader Range
  25. Camelsfoot Range
  26. Cameron Range
  27. Canadian Rockies
  28. Cantilever Range
  29. Cariboo Mountains
  30. Cascade Range
  31. Cayoosh Range
  32. Challenger Mountains
  33. Chilcotin Ranges
  34. Clachnacudainn Range
  35. Clendinning Range
  36. Cloister Mountains
  37. Coast Mountains, Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia
  38. Columbia Mountains, Canada and U.S.
  39. Conger Range
  40. Coquitlam Range
  41. Crease Range
  42. Cunningham Mountains
  43. Dawson Range
  44. Dickson Range
  45. Douglas Ranges
  46. Douro Range
  47. Duncan Ranges
  48. Elk River Mountains
  49. Everett Mountains
  50. Fannin Range
  51. Franklin Range
  52. Garfield Range
  53. Garibaldi Ranges
  54. Genevieve Range
  55. Glenyon Range, Yukon
  56. Goat Range
  57. Gowlland Range
  58. Grinnell Range
  59. Grogan Morgan Range
  60. Haddington Range
  61. Haihte Range
  62. Ha-Iltzuk Icefield
  63. Halifax Range
  64. Hankin Range
  65. Hartz Mountains (Nunavut)
  66. Hermit Range
  67. Hess Mountains, Yukon
  68. Homathko Icefield
  69. Ilgachuz Range
  70. Inglefield Mountains
  71. Innuitian Mountains
  72. Insular Mountains, British Columbia
  73. Itcha Range
  74. Jeffries Range
  75. Joy Range
  76. Karmutzen Range
  77. Kaumajet Mountains, Labrador, Canada
  78. Kettle River Range, Washington and British Columbia
  79. Kiglapait Mountains, Labrador
  80. Kitimat Ranges
  81. Kluane Ranges, Yukon
  82. Knorr Range, Yukon
  83. Kokanee Range
  84. Kootenay Ranges, British Columbia
    1. Vermilion Range
    2. Stanford Range
    3. Beaverfoot Range
  85. Krag Mountains
  86. Krieger Mountains
  87. Lardeau Range
  88. Lillooet Icecap
  89. Lillooet Ranges
  90. Long Range Mountains, Newfoundland
  91. MacDonald Range, British Columbia
  92. McKay Range
  93. Monashee Mountains, British Columbia and Washington
  94. Nadaleen Range, Yukon
  95. Nelson Range
  96. Newcastle Range
  97. Niut Range
  98. Norns Range
  99. North Shore Mountains
  100. Ogilvie Mountains
  101. Osborn Range
  102. Pelham Range
  103. Pelly Mountains, Yukon
  104. Pierce Range
  105. Precipitous Mountains
  106. Premier Range
  107. Prince of Wales Mountains
  108. Prince of Wales Range
  109. Princess Margaret Range
  110. Purity Range
  111. Queen Charlotte Mountains, British Columbia
  112. Quesnel Highland
  113. Rainbow Range
  114. Refugium Range
  115. Richardson Mountains, Yukon
  116. Rocky Mountains, western United States and Canada
  117. Rocky Mountain Foothills, British Columbia and Alberta
  118. Ruby Range
  119. Saint Elias Mountains, southern Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia
  120. San Christoval Range
  121. Sawtooth Range (Nunavut)
  122. Scoresby Hills
  123. Selamiut Range
  124. Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia, Idaho and Washington
  125. Selwyn Mountains, Yukon
  126. Seymour Range
  127. Shulaps Range
  128. Shuswap Highland
  129. Sir Donald Range
  130. Sir Sandford Range
  131. Somerset Range
  132. Sophia Range
  133. Spearhead Range
  134. Spectrum Range
  135. St. Cyr Range, Yukon
  136. Stokes Range
  137. Sutton Range
  138. Swiss Range
  139. Tantalus Range
  140. Thorndike Peaks
  141. Tochquonyalla Range
  142. Torngat Mountains, Labrador, Quebec
  143. Treuter Mountains
  144. United States Range
  145. Valhalla Ranges
  146. Valkyr Range
  147. Vancouver Island Ranges, British Columbia
  148. Victoria and Albert Mountains
  149. Waddington Range
  150. Wernecke Mountains, Yukon
  151. Windy Range
  152. Winston Churchill Range, Alberta
United States
  1. Adirondack Mountains, New York
  2. Alaska Range, Alaska
  3. Aleutian Range, Alaska
    1. Chigmit Mountains, Alaska
    2. Neacola Mountains, Alaska
  4. Amargosa Range, California
  5. Appalachian Mountains, Eastern United States
    1. Allegheny Mountains
    2. Appalachian (Allegheny) Plateau
    3. Catskill Mountains
    4. Blue Ridge Mountains
      1. Great Smoky Mountains
    5. Green Mountains, Vermont
    6. Talladega Mountains, Alabama
    7. White Mountains, New Hampshire
  6. Arbuckle Mountains, Oklahoma
  7. Bears Paw Mountains, Montana
  8. Beaver Lake Mountains, Utah
  9. Big Snowy Mountains, Montana
  10. Black Hills, South Dakota and Wyoming
  11. Black Mountains, Utah
  12. Blue Mountains, Oregon and Washington
  13. Brooks Range, northern Alaska
    1. Baird Mountains, Alaska
    2. Davidson Mountains, Alaska
    3. De Long Mountains, Alaska
    4. Endicott Mountains, Alaska
    5. Franklin Mountains, Alaska
    6. Phillip Smith Mountains, Alaska
    7. Romanzof Mountains, Alaska
    8. Schwatka Mountains, Alaska
    9. Shubelik Mountains, Alaska
    10. Waring Mountains, Alaska
  14. Bull Mountains, Montana
  15. Capitan Mountains, New Mexico
  16. Cascade Range, Western Canada and US
  17. Castle Mountains, Montana
  18. Cedar Mountains, Utah
  19. Chalk Buttes, Montana
  20. Chinati Mountains, Texas
  21. Chisos Mountains, Texas
  22. Chugach Mountains, Alaska
    1. Granite Range, Alaska
    2. Robinson Mountains, Alaska
  23. Coast Mountains, Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia
  24. Columbia Mountains, Canada and U.S.
    1. Monashee Mountains, British Columbia and Washington
      1. Kettle River Range, Washington and British Columbia
    2. Purcell Mountains, British Columbia and Montana
    3. Selkirk Mountains, British Columbia, Idaho and Washington
  25. Coso Range, California
  26. Cricket Mountains, Utah
  27. Davis Mountains, Texas
  28. Delamar Mountains, Nevada
  29. Delaware Mountains, Texas
  30. Desert Range, Nevada
  31. Driftless Area, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa
    1. Ocooch Mountains, Wisconsin
  32. East Desert Range, Nevada
  33. East Humboldt Range, Nevada
  34. Franklin Mountains, Texas
  35. Gila Mountains, Arizona
  36. Guadalupe Mountains, Texas
  37. Highwood Mountains, Montana
  38. Huron Mountains, Michigan
  39. Judith Mountains, Montana
  40. Klamath Mountains, California and Oregon
    1. Marble Mountains, California
    2. Northern Yolla-Bolly Mountains, California
    3. Salmon Mountains, California
    4. Scott Mountains, California
    5. Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon and California
    6. Trinity Alps, California
    7. Trinity Mountains, California
  41. Lake Range, Nevada
  42. Little Rocky Range, Montana
  43. Little Snowy Mountains, Montana
  44. Little Wolf Mountains, Montana
  45. Metacomet Ridge, Connecticut and Massachusetts
    1. Traprock Ridge, Connecticut
  46. Mineral Mountains, Arizona
  47. Mineral Mountains, Utah
  48. Nulato Hills, Alaska
  49. North Moccasin Mountains, Montana
  50. Olympic Mountains, Washington
  51. Oquirrh Mountains, Utah
  52. Oregon Coast Range, Oregon
  53. Organ Mountains, New Mexico
  54. Ortiz Mountains, New Mexico
  55. Pahranagat Range, Nevada
  56. Panamint Range, California
  57. Pavant Range, Utah
  58. Peninsular Ranges, California and México
    1. Laguna Mountains, California
    2. San Jacinto Mountains, California
    3. Santa Ana Mountains, California
      1. Elsinore Mountains
    4. Temescal Mountains, California
  59. Pinaleno Mountains, Arizona
  60. Porcupine Mountains, Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan
  61. Pryor Mountains, Montana
  62. Rocky Mountains, western United States and Canada
    1. Absaroka Range, Montana and Wyoming
    2. Beartooth Mountains, Montana and Wyoming
    3. Bighorn Mountains, Montana and Wyoming
    4. Bitterroot Range, Montana and Idaho
      1. Beaverhead Mountains, Montana and Idaho
      2. Bitterroot Mountains, Montana and Idaho
      3. Centennial Mountains, Montana and Idaho
      4. Coeur d'Alène Mountains, Montana and Idaho
      5. Saint Joe Mountains, Idaho
    5. Boise Mountains, Idaho
    6. Boulder Mountains, Idaho
    7. Boulder Mountains, Montana
    8. Bridger Mountains, Wyoming
    9. Bridger Range, Montana
    10. Cabinet Mountains, Montana
    11. Clearwater Mountains, Idaho
    12. Crazy Mountains, Montana
    13. Elk Mountains, Colorado
    14. Elkhorn Mountains, Montana
    15. Flathead Range, Montana
    16. Front Range, Colorado
    17. Gallatin Range, Montana
    18. Garnet Range, Montana
    19. Granite Mountains, Wyoming
    20. Green Mountains, Wyoming
    21. Gros Ventre Range, Wyoming
    22. Henry Mountains, Utah
    23. John Long Mountains, Montana
    24. La Sal Mountains, Utah
    25. Laramie Mountains, Wyoming
    26. Lemhi Range, Idaho
    27. Lewis Range, Montana
    28. Livingston Range, Montana
    29. Madison Range, Montana
    30. Medicine Bow Mountains, Colorado and Wyoming
      1. Snowy Range, Wyoming
    31. Mosquito Range, Colorado
    32. Owl Creek Mountains, Wyoming
    33. Pioneer Mountains, Idaho
    34. Pioneer Mountains, Montana
    35. Red Mountains, Wyoming
    36. Salish Mountains, Montana
    37. Salmon River Mountains, Idaho
    38. Salt River Range, Wyoming
    39. San Juan Mountains, Colorado
    40. Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado and New Mexico
    41. Sawatch Range, Colorado
    42. Sawtooth Range, Idaho
    43. Shoshone Range, Idaho
    44. Smoky Mountains, Idaho
    45. Soldier Mountains, Idaho
    46. Swan Range, Montana
    47. Tenmile Range, Colorado
    48. Teton Range, Wyoming
    49. Tobacco Root Mountains, Montana
    50. Uinta Mountains, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming
    51. Wasatch Range, Utah
      1. Bear River Mountains, Utah and Idaho
    52. Washburn Range, Wyoming
    53. White Cloud Mountains, Idaho
    54. Whitefish Range, Montana and British Columbia
    55. Wind River Range, Wyoming
    56. Wyoming Range, Wyoming
  63. Ruby Mountains, Nevada
  64. Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico
  65. Saint Elias Mountains, southern Alaska, Yukon and British Columbia
    1. Brabazon Range, Alaska
    2. Fairweather Range, Alaska
  66. San Andres Mountains, New Mexico
  67. San Francisco Mountains, Utah
  68. San Francisco Peaks, Arizona
  69. Sandia–Manzano Mountains, New Mexico
    1. Manzano Mountains, New Mexico
    2. Sandia Mountains, New Mexico
  70. Sawtooth Mountains, Minnesota
  71. Schell Creek Range, Nevada
  72. Selenite Range, Nevada
  73. Seward Peninsula ranges, Alaska
    1. Bendeleben Mountains, Alaska
    2. Darby Mountains, Alaska
    3. Kigluaik Mountains, Alaska
    4. York Mountains, Alaska
  74. Sheep Range, Nevada
  75. Shoshone Mountains, Nevada
  76. Shoshone Range, Nevada
  77. Sierra Nevada, California and Nevada
  78. Snake Range, Nevada
  79. South Moccasin Mountains, Montana
  80. Spring Mountains, Nevada
  81. Star Range, Utah
  82. Superstition Mountains, Arizona
  83. Sutter Buttes, California
  84. Texas Hill Country, Texas
  85. Toiyabe Range, Nevada
  86. Transverse Ranges, California
    1. Chalk Hills, California
    2. Little San Bernardino Mountains, California
    3. Pine Mountain Ridge, California
    4. Puente Hills, California
    5. San Bernardino Mountains, California
    6. San Emigdio Mountains, California
    7. San Gabriel Mountains, California
    8. San Jose Hills, California
    9. San Rafael Hills, California
    10. San Rafael Mountains, California
    11. Santa Monica Mountains, California
    12. Santa Susana Mountains, California
    13. Santa Ynez Mountains, California
    14. Shandin Hills, California
    15. Sierra Pelona Ridge, California
    16. Simi Hills, California
    17. Tehachapi Mountains, California
    18. Topatopa Mountains, California
  87. Tushar Mountains, Utah
  88. U.S. Interior Highlands, Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
    1. Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas and Oklahoma
    2. Ozark Plateau, Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma
      1. Boston Mountains, Arkansas
      2. St. Francois Mountains, Missouri
  89. Uwharrie Mountains, North Carolina
  90. Virginia Mountains, Nevada
  91. West Humboldt Range, Nevada
  92. West Mountains, Idaho
  93. White Mountains, Alaska
  94. White Mountains, Arizona
  95. White Mountains, California
  96. Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma
  97. Wolf Mountains, Montana
  1. Peninsular Ranges, California and México
    1. Sierra de Juarez, México
    2. Sierra de la Giganta, México
    3. Sierra de la Laguna, México
    4. Sierra de San Borja, México
    5. Sierra de San Francisco, México
    6. Sierra San Pedro Martir, Baja California, México
  2. Sierra Madre de Chiapas, México, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador
  3. Sierra Madre del Sur, México
  4. Sierra Madre Occidental, México
    1. Sierra Huichola, México
    2. Sierra Tarahumara, México
  5. Sierra Madre Oriental, México
    1. Sierra del Burro, México
    2. Sierra del Carmen, México
  6. Sierra Norte de Puebla, México
  7. Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (Sierra Nevada), México
  8. Tuxtla Mountains, México
Central America
  1. Cerros de Escazú, Costa Rica
  2. Cordillera de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  3. Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica and Panamá
  4. Cordillera de Tilarán, Costa Rica
  5. Cordillera Isabelia, Nicaragua, Honduras
  6. Cordillera Los Maribios, Nicaragua
  7. Cordillera Central, Costa Rica
  8. Maya Mountains, Belize
  9. Sierra de Chinajá, Guatemala
  10. Sierra de Chuacús, Guatemala
  11. Sierra de los Cuchumatanes, Guatemala
  12. Sierra del Merendón, Guatemala and Honduras
  13. Sierra Madre de Chiapas, México, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador
  1. Blue Mountains, Jamaica
  2. Central Range, Trinidad and Tobago
  3. Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic
  4. Cordillera Central, Puerto Rico
  5. Dry Harbour Mountains, Jamaica
  6. John Crow Mountains, Jamaica
  7. Massif du Nord, Haïti
  8. Mocho Mountains, Jamaica
  9. Northern Range, Trinidad and Tobago
  10. Sierra de Luquillo, Puerto Rico
  11. Sierra del Escambray, Cuba
  12. Sierra Maestra, Cuba
  13. Sierra del Rosario, Cuba

South America


The longest mountain range in the world (above sea level) is the Andes, consisting of several subranges.

Extra-Andean mountain ranges

Other ranges in South America include:


  1. Bombay Hills, New Zealand
  2. Great Dividing Range, Australia
  3. Hunter Mountains, New Zealand
  4. Kaikoura Ranges, New Zealand
  5. Kaweka Range, New Zealand
  6. MacDonnell Ranges, Australia
  7. Ruahine Range, New Zealand
  8. Southern Alps, New Zealand
  9. Tararua Range, New Zealand



Extraterrestrial mountain ranges

The Moon

By IAU convention, lunar mountain ranges are given Latin names.





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