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30+ Interesting Facts About Mountains

There are more than 150 mountains higher than 7,000 meters, and all these mountains are present in Asia. The highest mountain outside Asia is Aconcagua Mountain in South America . The height of this mountain in the Andes is 6,960 meters. After Asia and South America, the highest mountains in other continents are Denali (6194 m) in N. America, Kilimanjaro (5895 m) in Africa, Elbrus (5642 m) in Europe, Vinson Massif (4892 m) in Antarctica, and Kosciuszko (2228 m) in Australia . These mountains are known as Seven Summits. ( Source ) The highest mountain in the solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars. Its height is 21,171 meters. Bhutan is the  most mountainous  country in the world by average height and percentage of area. Other countries high on these lists are Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Lesotho. ( Source ) Several countries in Europe, Africa , and Asia are  without mountains . The largest of these countries are Belarus, Lithuania, and Latvia. 9 out of 10 highest mountains ar


The longest rivers in all the inhabited continents are the Nile ( Africa ), Amazon (South America), Yangtze (Asia), Mississippi (North America), Murray (Australia), and Volga (Europe). There are thousands of large and small rivers while around 180 rivers have a length of 1,000 km or more. Finke River in  Australia  is the  world’s oldest river  with an age of more than 300 million years. The Nile is 30 million years old, which makes it the 7 th  oldest river. ( Source ) The  place where the Catatumbo River in Venezuela meets Lake Maracaibo is the  most lightning-struck area  on  earth . The river receives 250 lightning strikes per square km per year. It results in the deaths of many people.  ( Source ) Ganges River in India is the most polluted river in the world due to industrial waste and sewage. But every year, millions of people clean themselves with the water of the Ganges River according to their (Hindu) religious beliefs. ( Source ) Few freshwater fish like tomcod and