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What is the tallest mountain in the Appalachians?

Mount Mitchell

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In this manner, how tall were the Appalachian Mountains at their tallest?

The Appalachian Mountains, often called the Appalachians, are a system of mountains in eastern North America. The Appalachians first formed roughly 480 million years ago during the Ordovician Period.

Appalachian Mountains
Peak Mount Mitchell
Elevation 6,684 ft (2,037 m)
Length 1,500 mi (2,400 km)

Secondly, are the Appalachians taller than the Himalayas? Millions of years ago, the Appalachians were taller than the Himalayas! Millions of years of erosion, however, have taken their toll. Today, some of the highest peaks of the Appalachians are less than a third of the height of Everest. The Appalachians are just one remnant of the Central Pangean Mountains.

Moreover, what is the average height of the Appalachian Mountains?

2,037 m

What is the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River?

Mount Mitchell

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