Appalachian Mountains also Ap·pa·la·chi·ans (ăp'ə-lāʹchē-ənz, -chənz, -lăchʹē-ənz, -lăchʹənz)
A mountain system of eastern North America extending about 2,574 km (1,600 mi) southwest from Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and southern Quebec, Canada, to central Alabama. The range includes the Allegheny, Blue Ridge, and Cumberland mountains. Mount Mitchell in western North Carolina is the highest peak, rising to 2,038.6 m (6,684 ft).
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