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Classification of Mountains

  • Based on Geography

  • Based on Period of Origin

  • Based on Process of Origin

Based on Geography

  • Cordillera

  • Mountain System

  • Mountain Range

  • Mountain Ridge

Based on Period of Origin

  • Pre-Cambrian

  • Caledonian

  • Hercynian

  • Alpine

Based on Process of Origin

  • Fold or Complex Mountain

    • Young Fold

    • Old Fold

  • Fault Block mountain

  • Volcanic Mountain

  • Denuded or Erosional Mountain

Based on Location

Continental Mountains

Coastal Mountains

  • Applachians

  • Rockies

  • Alpine mountain chains

  • Western and Eastern Ghats

Inland Mountains

  • Ural moun­tains (Russia)

  • Vosges and Black Forest block moun­tains (Europe)

  • Himalayas, Aravallis, Satpura, Maikal, Kaimurs (India)

  • Kunlun, Tienshan, Altai etc. (Asia)

Oceanic Mountains

  • Below the water surface.

  • Located on continental shelves and ocean floors.

  • Height from the oceanic floor

  • Mauna Kea volcanic mountain of Hawaii is 4200 m high from the sea level but 9140 m from bottom.

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