Why are Himalayas called as the young fold mountains?

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The Himalayas are known as the young fold mountains because they have been formed only few million years ago.They were formed because of the folding of the earth’s crust due to tectonic activity

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  1. The Himalayas are called mound fold mountains because they represent topography with high peaks deep valley and fast flowing rivers. The Himalayan mountains began forming in the late Cretaceous-Tertiary Period (70my) and continue to increase in elevation even today. That makes them among the youngest of mountain chains on the earth. They are fold mountains because of the compressive forces involved in the collision of the two continental plates involved, the Asian and the Indian/Australian.

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