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Ural Mountains
Landscape view in Circumpolar Urals.jpg
Landscape in the northern part of the Ural Mountains(Autonomous Circle of Khanty and Mansi)
Highest point
Peak Mount Narodnaya
Elevation 1,895 m (6,217 ft)
Length 2,500 km (1,600 mi)
Width 150 km (93 mi)
Countries Russia and Kazakhstan
Orogeny Uralian orogeny
Age of rock Carboniferous
Type of rock Metamorphic, igneous, sedimentary
The Village of Kolchedan in the Ural Mountains in 1912
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Work at the Bakalskii mine

The Ural Mountains (Russian: Ура́льские го́ры), also known simply as the Urals, is a mountain range that runs roughly north and south through western Russia.


The Urals stretch 2,500 km from the Kazakh steppes along the northern border of Kazakhstan to the coast of the Arctic Ocean. The island of Novaya Zemlya forms a further continuation of the chain. Geographically this range marks the northern part of the border between Asian and European sections of the Eurasian continent. Its highest peak is Mount Narodnaya (Poznurr, 1895 m).

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