Arakan Mountains

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The Arakan Mountains, natively referred as Rakhine Yoma (Burmese: ရခိုင်ရိုးမ) and technically known as the Southern Indo-Burman Range, are a mountain range in western Myanmar, between the coast of Rakhine State and the Central Myanmar Basin, in which flows the Irrawaddy River. It is the most prominent of a series of parallel ridges that arc through Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Myanmar.

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Arakan Mountains
Rakhine Mountains
View of the Arakan Mountains in Maungdaw district rising above the banks of the Naf River
Highest point
PeakMount Victoria
Elevation3,094 m (10,151 ft)
Coordinates21°25′46.36″N 93°49′10.75″E
Native nameရခိုင်ရိုးမ (Burmese)
Arakan Mountains is located in Myanmar
Arakan Mountains
The Arakan Mountains are an elongated range in western Myanmar
StateRakhine State
Range coordinates21°16′N 93°57′E
Type of rockmetamorphic and tightly folded sedimentary rocks over crystalline basement

The Arakan Mountains run from Cape Negrais in the south in to Manipur, India in the north. They include the Naga Hills, the Chin Hills, and the Patkai range which includes the Lushai Hills.[1] The mountain chain is submerged in the Bay of Bengal for a long stretch and emerges again in the form of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.