On McDonald’s Morning Trivia today, I asked which mountain range separated Europe from Asia.
The answer was the Ural Mountains!
The Ural Mountains, often referred to as just the Urals, runs approximately north to south from the coast of the Arctic Ocean to the Ural River in Kazakhstan.
They formed about 300 million years ago, near the end of the Carboniferous period, when the first reptiles were evolving.
The Urals have a significant impact on the climate between the European Russia and the Asian Siberia. West of the Urals, Russians receive warm continental winds, while the eastern side of the mountain range is much cooler and drier.