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The Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian forests are home to 158 different species of tree.

Mount Mitchell, the Appalachians’ tallest peak, is about a quarter of the height of Mount Everest.

Almost 89% of the Appalachian region is covered in forest.

13 states are part of the official Appalachian region.

Only a quarter of those who walk the Appalachian Trail manage to complete the hike.

The entire Appalachian region, including urban areas, is home to over 25 million people.

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Flying at 10,000m - The Appalachian Mountain Range

   
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