- The Appalachians span over a distance of 1,600 miles, ranging across 14 states, right from Newfoundland in the North, to Alabama in the South.
- The Appalachians are the oldest chain of mountains in the North American continent.
- This mountain range derives its name from the Apalachees - an Indian tribe inhabiting this region.
- Mount Mitchell, with a height of 6,684 ft is the tallest mountain in the Appalachian range.
- The Appalachians have rich deposits of coal, iron, petroleum, and natural gas.
- A chain of lowlands referred to as the Great Appalachian Valley, lies towards the west and south of Hudson river valley.
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