How many mountains are in California?

California is a sizable state in the west of the country, known for its sandy beaches, craggy mountains covered with snow, wide

deserts, and energetic cities. There are 8008 identified mountains in it, with Mount Whitney (14,505

feet/10,085 meters) being the tallest and most well-known. The movement of tectonic plates

forms the majority of mountains over millions of years. Several enormous plates that move over the surface of the globe make

form the crust of the Earth. Mountains can develop when two plates clash because one plate is shoved beneath the other. 

Because the plates are moving and grinding against one another, earthquakes frequently occur at plate borders.

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