What Is the Tallest Mountain In Europe and How High Is Mount Elbrus In Russia?

Mount Elbrus, in the Caucasus Mountains in southwestern Russia, is the tallest peak in Europe, at 18,510 feet (5,642 m).

Mount Elbrus is an inactive volcano that sits on a moving tectonic area, and has a deep supply of magma that resides underneath it.

The name Elbrus is a metathesis of Alborz which comes from Harā Bərəzaitī, a legendary mountain in Persian mythology.

The Alps are Europe’s largest mountain chain.

They extend for about 660 miles (1,060 km) across south-central Europe.

The tallest mountain in the Alps is Mont Blanc, at 15,771 feet (4,807 km), on the border of France, Italy, and Switzerland.

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