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Balkan Mountains – WorldAtlas

Often called Stara Planina or “old mountain”, the Balkan Mountains are a mountain range located in the eastern part of the Balkan Peninsula in south-eastern Europe. The Balkan Mountains were colloquially known by their Thracian name, Haemus Mons, since ancient times. However, the term “Balkan” is a Turkish word for a forested mountain range. The […]

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UPSC IAS Prelims 2021: Important Questions About Physical Geography

In this article, get the 10 most important questions on the subject of the mountains of India of Indian geography. Candidates for the UPSC Civil Services Prelims 2021 exams can solve these questions to test their knowledge of this geography topic. The Himalayas are the young folded mountains. It is the highest mountain range in […]

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The main types of mountains – the ups and downs of the Earth

Mountains have always played a central role in human culture, but it is only recently that we have understood how they form and develop. To this day, these magnificent reliefs still hold many secrets. There are several ways to analyze and classify mountains depending on your science discipline. Here we will describe in detail some […]

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Iranian mountains: a great place to see plants you have never seen before

TEHRAN – Iran is a mountainous country sheltering an extraordinary vascular flora including many rare and endemic plant species of the alpine zone. The importance of mountain biodiversity to all of humanity triggers the changes in attitude and behavior necessary to secure mountain biodiversity and its genetic resources for future generations. Mountain environments cover about […]

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How are mountains formed? – World Atlas

Mountains are formed by movement within the earth’s crust. The crust itself is made up of several large plates, called tectonic plates, which float freely. These huge pieces of the earth’s crust move through molten rock called magma, allowing them to move and collide over time. Even though humans live on the crust, they don’t […]

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The Mystery of the Forces Hidden Behind Earth’s Tallest Mountains May Finally Be Solved

It’s a process that can take billions of years, but mountains do grow – and exactly what factors control this growth have been the subject of ongoing debate among scientists. Now, it looks like we may finally have a definitive answer. According to a new study, tectonic forces beneath mountains — rather than weathering and […]

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Mountains: crucial ecosystems for wildlife and humanity

ANKARA-Anadolu Agency Mountain ecosystems, which are home to unique habitats, endemic wildlife species and also play a crucial role in human life, are subject to a number of threats. class=”cf”> In 2003, the United Nations General Assembly designated December 11 as “International Mountain Day” to encourage the international community to organize events to highlight the […]