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North America Geography

Alaska Range:

Mountains of south-central Alaska, which extend from the Alaska Peninsula to the border of the Yukon Territory, Canada. The highest point in North America, Mt. McKinley, 20,320 ft. (6,194 m) is located here.

Appalachian Mountains:

The Appalachians, about 1,500 miles in length, extend from central Alabama in the U.S. up through the New England states and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Quebec.

Significant Appalachian ranges include:

  • The Cumberland Mts. in Tennessee
  • The Blue Ridge Mts. in Virginia
  • The Alleghenies in Pennsylvania
  • The Catskills Mts. in New York
  • The Green Mts. in Vermont
  • The White Mts. of New Hampshire

The highest point is Mt. Mitchell in North Carolina at 6,684 ft (2,037 m)

Brooks Range:

Mountains of northern Alaska. Highest point: Mt. Isto, 9,060 ft. (2,760 m)

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This page was last modified on November 17, 2015.