The Ural Mountains are a monumental mountain range that is of great importance not only for the whole of Russia, but also for the Earth as a whole. They act as both a psychological and a physical barrier between Europe and Asia, and generally have a significant impact on the climate in all the surrounding regions. If there were no Ural mountains, it is likely that the climate in Russia would be quite different.
In honor of the Ural Mountains, a guitar, a motorcycle and a truck were named.
The Ural mountains stretch from north to south for more than two thousand kilometers.
The width of the Ural Mountains in the narrowest part of the ridge is about forty kilometers, at the widest – about one hundred and fifty.
In terms of geography, the Ural Mountains do not belong either to Europe or to Asia, as they are a barrier between them.
Ancient geographers who knew about the existence of the Ural range, believed that it marks the end of the world, for which there is nothing.
48 of the 55 most needed and sought after minerals in the Soviet Union were mined precisely in the Urals.
The Ural Mountains that began to form more than 350 million years ago were once probably the highest mountains on Earth, but since then very, very long time has passed, and now the peaks of the Ural range can not boast a solid height compared to the younger mountains, for example , Elbrus.
The most ancient mountain on the planet is Mount Pencil, a part of the Ural mountain range. Geologists estimate its age at about 4.2 billion years, and this despite the fact that the age of the Earth itself is about 4.6 billion years.
The height of the most impressive peaks of the Ural Mountains is less than one thousand nine hundred meters.
The Ural mountain range passes through all climatic zones, except for deserts and semi-deserts.