Monday, August 31, 2015

Mt McKinley in Alaska gets renamed as Denali

And that is official -- L.A. Times story.  The state of Alaska made this change in 1975, but only at the state level. For those outside North America, this is the highest mountain on the continent at 20,237 feet (6168 metres).

It reflects the trend elsewhere, for example, Ayers Rock to Uluru in Australia and Mt Cook to Aoraki in NZ, but the existing names will continue in use for a long time.

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