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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain range of east-central Africa on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The range was explored in 1889 by Henry M. Stanley and is generally thought to be the geographer Ptolemy's Mountains of the Moon, which the ancients erroneously supposed was the source of the Nile River.

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  • Before joining his first newspaper in 1967, however, he graduated from Oxford with a degree in geology and spent a year working as a geologist in the Ruwenzori Mountains in western Uganda and on oil rigs in the

    Simon Winchester biography

  • For instance, temperatures on mt Elgon at the eastern border with Kenya, and on the Ruwenzori mountains on the west, may fall up to sub zero while the northern arid and semi arid ares may occassionally be as warm as 40oC.

    Contributor: Herbert Omari

  • Ruwenzori-Virunga montane moorlands (AT1013) occur mostly above 9,800 feet (3,000 m) in two areas atop the Ruwenzori and Virunga mountains.

    Ecoregions of Rwanda (WWF)

  • Ruwenzori-Virunga montane moorlands (AT1013) occurs in two mall border areas mostly above 9,800 feet (3,000 m) atop the Ruwenzori and Virunga mountains.

    Ecoregions of Congo, Democratic Republic of (WWF)

  • It include habitat for the vulnerable mountain gorilla, the Ruwenzori-Virunga Montane Moorlands contain two World Heritage Sites -- areas set aside for protection by international treaties.

    Ecoregions of Congo, Democratic Republic of (WWF)

  • One of only two species of the family Tenrecidae on mainland Africa is also strictly endemic to these mountains, the Ruwenzori otter shrew (Micropotamogale ruwenzorii, EN).

    Albertine Rift montane forests

  • Ruwenzori-Virunga montane moorlands (AT1013) occurs in two areas mostly above 9,800 feet (3,000 m) atop the Ruwenzori and Virunga mountains.

    WWF Ecoregions of the Albertine Rift

  • Note that in detail, just like in any other region, the micro-climatic experiencesof Uganda are more than as just simply described above due to microconditions that vary from place tho place. for instance, temperatures on mt Elgon at the eastern border with Kenya, and on the Ruwenzori mountains on the west, may fall up to sub zero while the northern arid and semi arid ares may occassionally be as warm as 40oC.

    Climate of Uganda

  • In addition, there is about 17 MW of capacity provide from "cogeneration" using biomass by-product from the sugar industry and two smaller hydroelectric plantson the Mubuku River in western Uganda near the Ruwenzori mountains.

    Energy profile of Uganda

  • The Ruwenzori mountains are an extremely steep and rugged mountain range approximately 50 km wide and 120 km long, running south-southwest to north-northeast just north of the equator.

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

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