Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa. At 19,341 feet (5,895 meters), Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano that hasn't erupted in over 150,000 years. The Chagga people, the third biggest ethnic group in Tanzania, live on the foothills of the mountain. The climate and fertile soils of the mountain have made agriculture a very important part of their culture and economy, and the Chagga people are known for their good business sense and intelligence.
Mountains are large natural elevations of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill.
The Appalachians are located in the eastern part of North America, spanning over 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) from Canada to the United States. The mountains are over 250 million years old, and were once occupied by Eastern Woodland Native American groups such as the Cherokee. Part of the mountain range, known as Appalachia, still live in isolated communities and have their own culture, language, and music. Parts of the Appalachian have rich farmland that grows crops such as cotton, tobacco, and fruit, while other parts are known for their minerals such as coal and iron. The vast mountains are also a major tourist attraction, attracting hikers, sight seers, and campers all year round.
Denali, formally Mount McKinley, is located in Alaska and is part of the Alaska Range and its peak is 20,310 feet (6,190 meters). There was a lot of controversy surrounding the name change, but it became official in 2015 with President Obama's approval. Over 30,000 people have attempted to climb Denali, but very few have actually reached the summit. Alaskans who live near the mountain have used the resources of the land for trade, food, shelter, transportation, and clothing for many years.