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East Rift Valley Ranges

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointMount Stanley (5109 m/16,762 ft)
CountriesTanzania (44%), Uganda (24%), Burundi (13%), Rwanda (13%), Congo DRC (5%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesNord-Kivu
Area190,149 sq km / 73,417 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,338 km / 832 mi North-South
566 km / 352 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long3° 40' S; 29° 53' E
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Map of East Rift Valley Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the East Rift Valley Ranges.
East Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Parent)
         West Rift Valley RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         East Rift Valley RangesLevel 3
                 RuwenzoriLevel 4 (Child)
                 Virunga MountainsLevel 4 (Child)
                 Burundi HighlandsLevel 4 (Child)
         Central East Africa PlateauLevel 3 (Sibling)
         East Central KenyaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Northeast TanzaniaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southern TanzaniaLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the East Rift Valley Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Stanley510916,762Ruwenzori
2.Mount Speke489016,043Ruwenzori
3.Mount Baker484415,892Ruwenzori
4.Mount Emin479815,741Ruwenzori
5.Mount Gessi471515,469Ruwenzori
6.Mount Luigi di Savoia462715,180Ruwenzori
7.Volcan Karisimbi451914,826Virunga Mountains
8.Mikeno443714,557Virunga Mountains
9.Portal Peaks439114,406Ruwenzori
10.Muhabura412713,540Virunga Mountains
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Mount Stanley510916,762Ruwenzori
2.Volcan Karisimbi451914,826Virunga Mountains
3.Mont Heha26708760Burundi Highlands



Photos of Peaks in the East Rift Valley Ranges

Mount Stanley
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Mount Stanley, Africa: Margherita Peak to right, Alexandra Peak at center (2011-01-16). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Mount Stanley-Alexandra Peak
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Mount Stanley, Africa: Margherita Peak to right, Alexandra Peak at center (2011-01-16). Photo by Ken Jones.
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