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What is the smallest mountain in the world?

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Mount Wycheproof is the smallest registered mountain in the world. Located in Australia’s Terrick Terrick Range, it is 486 feet above sea level; however, it only stands 141 feet above its surroundings. Mount Wycheproof is a granite outcrop.

Mount Wycheproof sits in the small town for which it is named, Wycheproof. It is in the state of Victoria, the most densely populated and second most populated state in southeastern Australia. The population of Wychproof is only 686. Wycheproof was settled around 1846 and became a town in 1875. Its name originates from the aborigine word, "wichi-poorp," which means "grass on a hill."


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