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Appalachian Mountains

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Map showing the Appalachian Mountains of North America
Pilot Mountain, outlier of the Appalachians in North Carolina (NC)

The Appalachian Mountains are the chief mountain system of the eastern United States, stretching southwestward more than 1,500 miles from Quebec to Alabama. Its territory includes parts of all Eastern U.S. states and all of West Virginia.

Chief ranges within the Appalachians, from north to south, include the Green Mountains, White Mountains, Catskill Mountains, Allegheny Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Cumberland Mountains, Black Mountains, and Great Smokey Mountains. The Adirondack Mountains, of upstate New York, is the only eastern mountain range that is not part of the Appalachian Mountains, but of the Laurentian Mountains of Canada.

See also: West Virginia Geology