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What are three major mountain ranges?

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The Alps, the Rocky Mountains and the Himalayas are famous mountain ranges located in different parts of the globe. The Alps are found in Europe, the Rocky Mountains in Canada and the United States and the Himalayas in South Asia.

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People who visit the Alps quickly learn that the range runs through eight different countries. The range's tallest peak, Mount Blanc, sits in an area between France and Italy and is 15,782 feet high. Many famous ski resorts sit in the Alps and draw visitors from all around the world during the winter season.

The Rocky Mountains run between northern British Columbia, Canada, and New Mexico in the United States. The range's tallest peak is Mount Elbert, which is located in the state of Colorado. Visitors to the Rocky Mountains will find an abundance of high-end ski resorts and a multitude of wildlife. Hiking and camping are other popular activities in the region.

Some of the tallest mountains in the world are found in the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, which is 29,029 feet in height. The range also has more than 100 peaks of more than 23,600 feet. The highest peak in the world outside of this mountain range is only 22,838 feet tall, so the Himalayas are by far the world's most impressive mountain range.

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