Named after a Mountain

WHS whose official title includes the name of a mountain (or mountains) within the inscribed area.

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Air and Téneré "The Aïr Mountains or Aïr Massif (Tamashek: Ayăr; Hausa: Eastern Azbin, Western Abzin) is a triangular massif, located in northern Niger, within the Sahara. Part of the West Saharan montane xeric woodlands ecoregion, they rise to more than 1,800 m (5,900 ft) and extend over 84,000 km2 (32,000 sq mi)" (Wiki)
Ancient Tea Plantations of Pu'er Jingmai Mountain
Banska Stiavnica "The Štiavnica Mountains (also Štiavnické Mountains; Slovak: Štiavnické vrchy, pronounced [ˈʂcɪɐʋɲitskeː ˈʋr̩xi]) are a volcanic mountain range southern central Slovakia. They are part of Inner Western Carpathians and the Slovenské stredohorie Mountains." (Wiki)
Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains - "The Makhonjwa Mountains or Barberton Makhonjwa Mountains are a range of small mountains and hills that covers an area of 120 by 60 kilometres (75 by 37 mi), about 80%... South Africa, and the remainder.... Eswatini......The area ranges in altitude from 600 to 1,800 metres (2,000 to 5,900 ft) above msl. It has a number of rocky hills, with moist grassy uplands and forested valleys. The region lies within the Barberton centre of endemism.....The mountains lie on the eastern edge of the Kaapvaal Craton. The range is best known for having some of the oldest exposed rocks on Earth" (Wiki)
Blue and John Crow Mountains "The Blue Mountains are the longest mountain range in Jamaica. They include the island's highest point, Blue Mountain Peak, at 2256 m (7402 ft)" . The John Crow Mountains. "extend parallel with the northeast coast of the island, bounded to the west by the banks of the Rio Grande, and joining with the eastern end of the Blue Mountains in the southeast, The highest point in the range is a little over 3,750 feet (1,140 m)"
Budj Bim Cultural Landscape - "Budj Bim, also known as Mount Eccles, is a dormant volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. .......Budj Bim is the Gunditjmara name, meaning "High Head". The roughly conical peak rises 178 metres (584 ft). The peak is a scoria hill that was thrown up beside a group of three overlapping volcanic craters that now contain Lake Surprise." (Wiki)
Central Sikhote-Alin - "a mountain range in Primorsky and Khabarovsk Krais, Russia, extending about 900 kms (560 mi) to the northeast ....of Vladivostok. The highest summits are Tordoki Yani at 2,077 metres (6,814 ft) asl, Ko Mountain (2,003 metres (6,572 ft) and Anik Mountain (1,933 metres (6,342 ft)"
Chiribiquete National Park The "Chiribiquete Mountains are a group of isolated table mountains in the Amazon Region of Colombia. The mountains are part of the western edge of the Guiana Shield" (Wiki)
Dong Phayayen Dong Phaya Yen Mountains (1,167 m)
Durmitor National Park Durmitor 2522m
El Pinacate Cerro del Pinacate - 1,190 m
Fanjingshan Mount Fanjing, the highest peak of the Wuling Mountains in southeastern China, at an elevation of 2,570 m (8,430 ft) (wiki)
Fujisan "Fujisan is a solitary strato-volcano, around 100 km south-west of Tokyo that rises to 3,776 meters in height." (OUV)
Garajonay Garajonay (1,487m)
Gebel Barkal Jebel Barkal is a small mountain, 98 meters tall
Great Burkhan Khaldun Mountain "Burkhan Khaldun means the "God Mountain" and is also called Khentii Khan (The King of the Khentii Mountain range).: 12  It is one of the Khentii Mountains in the Khentii Province of northeastern Mongolia. It is the highest mountain of the region, rising to an elevation of 2,362 metres (7,749 ft), and is crescent-shaped." (wiki)
Gros Morne National Park The Gros Morne: "The park takes its name from Newfoundland's second-highest mountain peak (at 806 m or 2,644 ft) located within the park." (wiki)
Gunung Mulu Named after Mount Mulu, the second highest mountain in Sarawak. (wiki)
Hallstatt-Dachstein Dachstein (2,995m)
Huascaran National Park Huascaran 6758m
Ichkeul National Park Djebel Ichkeul, 511m
Kahuzi-Biega National Park "A vast area of primary tropical forest dominated by two spectacular extinct volcanoes, Kahuzi and Biega"
Kii Mountain Range Kii Mountains
Kilimanjaro National Park Mt Kilimanjaro 5895m
Kinabalu Park Kinabalu 4095m
Le Morne Le Morne Brabant "is a basaltic monolith with a summit 556 metres (1,824 ft) asl....the mountain is named after the VOC-ship (Dutch East India Company) Brabant that ran aground there on 29 December 1783." (Wiki)
Lushan National Park Mount Lu (1,474 m)
Maloti-Drakensberg Park - The Drakensberg (Afrikaans: Drakensberge, Zulu: uKhahlambha, Sotho: Maloti) is the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, which encloses the central Southern African plateau. The Great Escarpment reaches its greatest elevation – 2,000 to 3,482 metres (6,562 to 11,424 feet) within the border region of South Africa and Lesotho. The Drakensberg escarpment stretches for more than 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from the Eastern Cape Province in the South," (Wiki)
Mining Cultural Landscape Erzgebirge Name of a range of mountains (= "Ore Mountains") in Czechia/Germany
Mont-Saint-Michel Mont-Saint-Michel
Monte San Giorgio "a wooded mountain, rising to 1,097 m (3,600 feet) above sea level. It has a roughly pyramidal shape, with a steep north edge sloping towards Lake Lugano and a more shallow South Slope extending towards the Po Plain"
Morne Trois Pitons "Luxuriant natural tropical forest blends with scenic volcanic features of great scientific interest in this national park centred on the 1,342-m-high volcano known as Morne Trois Pitons" (UNESCO)
Mount Athos Mount Athos 2030m
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha Mt Emei 3099m
Mount Etna Mount Etna - 3,350 m
Mount Hamiguitan Mount Hamiguitan (1,620m)
Mount Kenya Mt Kenya 5199m
Mount Nimba Mt Nimba 1760m
Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Mt Qingcheng
Mount Taishan Mt Taishan 1532m
Mount Wuyi Mt Wuyi
Namhansanseong Namhan Mountain - 480m
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers Nanda Devi 7817m
Nemrut Dag Turkish for "Mount Nemrut" (or Nimrod). Mt Nimrod is a 2134m mountain at the summit of which is a historical site which was nominated as " The Hierotheseion of Antiochos I of Commagene on Nemrut Dag"
Painted Churches in the Troödos Region Troodos Mountains - the "highest peak is Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος), also known as Chionistra (Greek: Χιονίστρα), at 1,952 metres (6,404 ft)
Pirin National Park Pirin Mountains (originally known as Vihren NP after the highest peak Mt Vihren (2914m)
Pitons Management Area "The Pitons are two mountainous volcanic plugs, volcanic spires, located in Saint Lucia. Gros Piton is 798.25 m (2,618.9 ft) high and Petit Piton is 743 m (2,438 ft) high; they are linked by the Piton Mitan ridge" (Wiki)
Popocatepetl monasteries Popocatepetl - 5,426 m
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu Mont Perdu Monte Perdido 3355m
Rammelsberg and Goslar "The Rammelsberg is a mountain, 635 metres (2,083 ft) high, on the northern edge of the Harz range, south of the historic town of Goslar in the North German state of Lower Saxony. " (Wiki)
Rwenzori Mountains "a range of mountains in eastern equatorial Africa, located on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The highest peak of the Ruwenzori reaches 5,109 metres (16,762 ft), and the range's upper regions are permanently snow-capped and glaciated. Rivers fed by mountain streams form one of the sources of the Nile" (Wiki)
Sagarmatha National Park Sagarmatha 8848m
San Marino and Mount Titano Monte Titano ("Mount Titan") is a mountain of the Apennines and the highest point in the country of San Marino. It stands 739 m (2,425 ft) asl (Wiki)
Sangay National Park Sangay 5230m
Serra da Capivara "The name of the mountain range that defines the park, "Serra da Capivara," literally means "Capybara Hills" in Portuguese. "(Wiki)
Serra de Tramuntana - "a mountain range running southwest–northeast which forms the northern backbone of the Spanish island of Mallorca......The highest peak is the Puig Major, which at 1,436 meters,[1] is the highest mountain in the Balearic Islands."
Shirakami-Sanchi "is a wilderness area covering one third of Shirakami mountain range....the area has an altitude ranging from 100 metres (330 ft) to 1,243 metres (4,078 ft) above sea level....Shirakami-dake is the highest peak in Shirakami-Sanchi.........The peak itself is not a part of the World Heritage Site"
Shiretoko Mount Shiretoko (1,253 m)
Simien National Park "The Simien Mountains or Səmen; also spelled Semain, Simeon and Semien), in northern Ethiopia,,,,,, are part of the Ethiopian Highlands.....Thry) consist of plateaus separated by valleys and rising to pinnacles. The highest Ethiopian mountain is Ras Dejen at 4,550 m with the second highest peak of Kidis Yared at 4,453 m; other notable peaks include Mount Biuat at 4,437 m." (Wiki)
Sulaiman-Too Sulayman Mountain - ca. 200 m
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Jungfrau, Aletschhorn
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves "The Talamancas are a spectacular mountain range rising from sea level on the Caribbean to over 12,000 feet then dropping back down to the Valle General on the Pacific side"
Teide National Park Teide 3718m
Tongariro National Park Tongariro 1978m
Tsodilo Tsodilo Hills "There are four chief hills. The highest is 1,400 metres AMSL, one of the highest points in Botswana. The four hills are commonly described as the "Male" (the highest), "Female", "Child", plus an unnamed knoll"
Uluru Uluru - 863 m
Virunga National Park "The Virunga Mountains (also known as Mufumbiro) are a chain of volcanoes in East Africa, along the northern border of Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Uganda."
Western Caucasus The Caucasus Mountains are a mountain range at the intersection of Asia and Europe....(They) include the Greater Caucasus in the north and Lesser Caucasus in the south. The Greater Caucasus runs west-northwest to east-southeast, from the Western Caucasus on the northeastern shore of the Black Sea to Baku on the Caspian Sea." (Wiki)
Western Ghats The Western Ghats, "also known as the Sahyadri mountain range, is a mountain range that covers an area of 160,000 km2 (62,000 sq mi) in a stretch of 1,600 km (990 mi) parallel to the western coast of the Indian peninsula"
Western Tien-Shan "The Tian Shan...also known as the Tengri Taghor Tengir-Too, meaning the Mountains of Heaven or the Heavenly Mountain or Mountains of God, is a large system of mountain ranges in Central Asia. The highest peak in the Tian Shan is Jengish Chokusu, at 7,439 metres (24,406 ft) high"
Wudang Mountains The Wudang Mountains are a mountain range in the northwestern part of Hubei.


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