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How high the hill ought to be so we may call it a mountain?

Asked by Jack Johnson, 07 Jun '08 11:45 am
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A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area, with a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill, but there is no universally accepted standard definition for the height of a mountain or a hill although a mountain usually has an identifiable summit.
Some authorities define a mountain as a peak with a topographic prominence over a defined value: for example, according to the Britannica Student Encyclopedia, the term "generally refers to rises over 2,000 feet (610 m)".[3] The Encyclopdia Britannica, on the other hand, does not prescribe any height, merely stating that "the term has no standardized geological meaning".
In England and Wales the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has defined "mountain" (as a mass noun) as all land over 600 metres for the purposes of right to roam legislation. This is a close metric equivalent of 2,000 feet (610 m). The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 does no ...more
Answered by GOPI KUMAR, 07 Jun '08 10:00 pm

 
  
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Much HIGHER than the HILL
Answered by John Mascarenhas, 07 Jun '08 11:46 am

 
  
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I believe the minimum height of a mountain is 610 metres - this is the definition of what constitutes a mountain. If it is smaller than this height then it is a hill.
Answered by Janis, 07 Jun '08 10:36 pm

 
  
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from 1000 ft above sea level
Answered by joyoti sen, 07 Jun '08 09:42 pm

 
  
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