Question

The Himalayan mountain system belongs to which one of the following?

A

Fold mountains

B

Volcanic mountains

C

Block mountains

D

None of these

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Solution

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Correct option is A)

Fold mountains are those which are formed when 2 plates collide with each other that result in the formation of mountains.
India has one of the oldest range of fold mountains. Aravali is one of the oldest mountain range of the world and oldest among India's mountain ranges. It emerged during Archaean era. The Aravali Range is a range of mountains in western India running approximately 800 km. It is passes from Gujarat- Rajasthan- Hariyana- Delhi.
The height of Aravalli Mountains were very high when they were young mountains but now their height diminished due to weathering and erosion.

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