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In geology, a massif ( /mæˈsf/ or /ˈmæsɪf/) is a section of a planet's crust that is demarcated by faults or flexures. In the movement of the crust, a massif tends to retain its internal structure while being displaced as a whole. The term is also used to refer to a group of mountains formed by such a structure.

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In mountaineering and climbing literature, a massif is frequently used to denote the main mass of an individual mountain. The massif is a smaller structural unit of the crust than a tectonic plate and is considered the fourth largest driving force in geomorphology.

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The word is taken from French (in which the word also means "massive"), where it is used to refer to a large mountain mass or compact group of connected mountains forming an independent portion of a range. One of the most notable European examples of a massif is the Massif Central of the Auvergne region of France.

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The Face on Mars is an example of an extraterrestrial massif.

Massifs may also form underwater such as with the Atlantis Massif.

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Africa

Massif The Massif Central upland central southern France
  • Adrar des Ifoghas – Mali
  • Aïr Massif – Niger
  • Bongo Massif – Central African Republic
  • Marojejy Massif – Madagascar
  • Mulanje Massif – Malawi
  • Waterberg Biosphere – South Africa
  • Virunga Massif- Border shared by Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo
  • Kilimanjaro Massif- Border of Kenya and Tanzania
  • Oban Massif- Nigeria
  • Antarctica

  • Borg Massif
  • Craddock Massif
  • Cumpston Massif
  • Vinson Massif
  • Otway Massif
  • Asia

    Massif The Massif Central upland central southern France
  • Annapurna – Nepal
  • Chu Pong Massif – Vietnam
  • Dhaulagiri – Nepal
  • Gasherbrum – Pakistan
  • Hazaran – Iran
  • Kholeno – Iran
  • Kangchenjunga – Nepal
  • Knuckles Massif – Sri Lanka
  • Kondyor Massif – Russia
  • Kugitangtau Ridge – Turkmenistan
  • Logar ultrabasite massif – Logar Province, Afghanistan
  • Mount Ararat – Turkey
  • Mount Everest massif (including Lhotse) – border of Nepal and Tibet (China)
  • Mount Kinabalu – Malaysia
  • Mount Tomuraushi – Japan
  • Nanga Parbat – Pakistan
  • Nun Kun- India
  • Panchchuli – India
  • Shillong - Meghalaya, India
  • Europe

  • Alpilles – France
  • Aravis Range – France
  • Ardennes Massif - France/Belgium/Luxembourg
  • Armorican Massif – Brittany, France
  • Bauges Massif – France
  • Beaufortain Massif – France
  • Ben Nevis massif – Scotland
  • Bohemian Massif – Czech Republic
  • Bornes Massif – France
  • Calanques Massif
  • Ceahlău Massif – Romania
  • Cerces Massif
  • Chablais Massif – France
  • Chartreuse Massif – France
  • Cornubian Massif – United Kingdom
  • Dévoluy Massif – France
  • Massif des Écrins – France
  • Gotthard Massif - Switzerland
  • Jungfrau Massif – Switzerland
  • Jura Mountains – France
  • Lauzière massif
  • L'Esterel Massif
  • Long Mynd – England, United Kingdom
  • Lubéron – France
  • Massif Central – France
  • Mangerton Mountain - Ireland
  • Mercantour – France
  • Montgris – Spain
  • Montserrat – Spain
  • Mont Blanc massif- Italy/France/Switzerland
  • Sila Massif- Italy
  • Snowdon Massif - Wales, United Kingdom
  • Taillefer Massif – France
  • Troodos – Cyprus
  • Queyras Massif – France
  • Vanoise Massif – France
  • Vercors Plateau – France
  • Vitosha Massif – Bulgaria
  • Vosges Mountains – France
  • North America

  • Adirondack Massif – New York, USA
  • Laurentian Massif – Quebec, Canada
  • Le Massif – Canada
  • Level Mountain – Canada
  • Mount Edziza – Canada
  • Mount Juneau – Alaska, USA
  • Mount Le Conte – Tennessee, USA
  • Mount Logan – Yukon, Canada
  • Mount Meager – Canada
  • Mount Septimus – Canada
  • Mount Shuksan – Washington, USA
  • Teton Range – Wyoming, USA
  • Oceania

  • Big Ben – Heard Island
  • Ahipara Gumfields - New Zealand
  • Caribbean

  • Massif de la Hotte – Haiti
  • Valle Nuevo Massif – Dominican Republic
  • South America

  • Brasilia Massif – Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay.
  • Neblina massif – Venezuela-Brazil border
  • Colombian Massif - Colombia
  • North Patagonian Massif - Argentina
  • Submerged

  • Atlantis Massif – part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the North Atlantic Ocean
  • Tamu Massif — the largest volcano on Earth
  • References

    Massif Wikipedia


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