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Which among the following is the smallest mountain range in the world?

Ural

Sutter Buttes

Alps

Sierra Nevada

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The Correct Answer is Sutter Buttes.

  • The Sutter Buttes is the smallest mountain range in the world.
  • It rises almost 610 meters (2,000 feet) above the flat agricultural fields of the Great Valley of central California.
  • The Sutter Buttes are remnants of a volcano that was active approximately 1.6 to 1.4 million years ago during the Pleistocene Epoch.

The Urals

  • The Urals, are a mountain range that runs approximately from north to south through western Russia, from the coast of the Arctic Ocean to the river Ural and northwestern Kazakhstan. 
  • The mountain range forms part of the conventional boundary between the continents of Europe and Asia.

Alps

  • The Alps are the most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe and stretches approximately 1,200 km across eight Alpine countries: France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, and Slovenia.

Sierra Nevada

  • The Sierra Nevada is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.
  • The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California.

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