Area: 191704 sq km.
Location: The Appalachian Mountains stretch 2500 km along the east coast of North America from Central Alabama to the Gaspe region of Quebec. The Long Range Mountains on the island of Newfoundland are sometimes considered the northern limit of the Appalachian Mountains.
Terrain: The mountain chain was created by tectonic movements between 480-280 million years ago. Since then, erosion has removed several kilometres of rock, revealing once deeply buried rock. After the last ice age, between 14...more