The largest mountain range in the world lies under the oceans.
It’s called the Mid-Ocean Ridge, and it runs for nearly 40,000 miles (64,374 km) from the Arctic to the Atlantic Oceans, around the continents of Africa, Asia, and Australia, then under the Pacific Ocean to the west coast of North America.
Its tallest peak is 13,800 feet (4,200 m) above the ocean floor.
The mid-oceanic ridge system is also the longest mountain range in the world.
The largest mountain range on land is the Himalaya-Karakoram range, which extends across India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, and Tibet in southern Asia.
Of the world’s highest 109 mountains, 96 are located there.
Due to its altitude and ruggedness, the Karakoram range is much less inhabited than parts of the Himalayas further east.
The name Karakoram means “black gravel” in Kyrgyz, and was first given by local traders to the Karakoram Pass.