Countries with the Highest Maximum Elevation

Try to name the world's 20 top countries - ranked by the height of their tallest mountain.
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Last updated: November 29, 2018
First submittedFebruary 17, 2013
Times taken98,566
Rating4.96
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Meters
Feet
Country
8848
29,029
Nepal
8848
29,029
China
8611
28,251
Pakistan
8586
28,169
India
7570
24,836
Bhutan
7495
24,590
Tajikistan
7492
24,580
Afghanistan
Meters
Feet
Country
7439
24,406
Kyrgyzstan
7010
22,999
Kazakhstan
6960
22,835
Argentina
6893
22,615
Chile
6768
22,205
Peru
6542
21,463
Bolivia
6267
20,561
Ecuador
Meters
Feet
Country
6191
20,322
United States
5959
19,551
Canada
5892
19,331
Tanzania
5881
19,295
Myanmar
5700
18,701
Colombia
5642
18,510
Russia
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Level 33
Aug 13, 2011
I know.
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Level 46
Mar 11, 2019
yes
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Level 60
Mar 11, 2019
Do you?
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Level 40
Mar 11, 2019
Are you sure?
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Level 75
Mar 12, 2020
Quick, s/he's on to us - let's make like a hockey player and get the puck out of here
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2020
Well done
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Level 68
Dec 19, 2020
What do you know?
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Level 71
Mar 2, 2012
20/20
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Level 21
Apr 15, 2012
18/20... forgot Ecuador and Colombia. Good quiz :)
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Level 29
Jul 1, 2017
The awkward moment when an Ecuadorian comes across this
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Level 58
Nov 13, 2020
If you instead mark a mountain's height from the center of the Earth, Ecuador comes on top.
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Level 48
Aug 14, 2012
you should accept Kyrgzstan for Kyrgyzstan, as that is accepted in the countries of the world quiz
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Level 34
Jul 6, 2016
Well it truly isn't the correct spelling...
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Level 73
Jul 19, 2016
Well it's the wrong number of syllables to start with. Kinda like if you were trying to spell Germany as Germny.
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Level 76
Mar 12, 2019
Or possibly more relevantly: Amerca
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Level 60
Dec 17, 2020
If we can say "Bri'sh" instead of "British", then i guess Kyrgzstan is also acceptable?
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Level 49
Dec 17, 2020
Well, firs' of all it's Bri'ish, and se'ond of all it's not type' o'ut a's ' fu'll an'wer' '.
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Level 32
Feb 17, 2013
Nice quiz, I just wish the names of the mountains were included. It's always interesting what names different cultures give their mountains.
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Level 17
Mar 10, 2014
I agree! Wether the name is already there, or it appears when one gives the right country name...
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Level 20
Dec 17, 2020
Then try my quiz: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1324100/countries-by-highest-summit
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Level 60
Dec 17, 2020
Ah yes, Chomolungma.
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Level 53
Mar 14, 2013
i forgot about Columbia's northern andes
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Level 71
Sep 17, 2016
Colombia, not Columbia.
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Level 40
Feb 19, 2017
Unless your in Canada
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2019
you're* ;)
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Level 58
Nov 13, 2020
I guess we're doomed to mispel everything.
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Level 43
Nov 30, 2020
misple*
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Level 43
Dec 17, 2020
Sotp teh Mispeling Plage!
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Level 68
Dec 19, 2020
^^^misspell* ^^misspell* ^stop* the* misspelling* plague*
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Level 47
Dec 21, 2020
I thikn thats rong, Jackintehbox
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Level 70
Jun 4, 2017
I may be wrong, but I think Colombia's highest peak is actually not part of the Andes at all. It's a giant not far inland from Santa Marta.
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Level 55
Jul 11, 2020
You are actually right, it's in a mountain range called Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Thanks for the interesting piece of trivia. Altough, I don't fully accept the fact that these are not the Andes, they are clearly an offshoot of them separated by just a narrow valley.
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2020
The speling in these posts is truely inspyring
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Level 72
Apr 30, 2013
i could not for the life of me remember where Kilimanjaro was. I tried Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Then i gave up. Tanzania was my only miss. 19/20
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Level 60
Dec 17, 2020
Mine too. I tried several African countries but not that one.
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Level 13
Apr 30, 2013
great quiz !
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Level 81
Nov 5, 2013
Top 9 all centered around the same tectonic plate collision. 10-14 all centered around the same subduction zone. and then after that it gets more random.
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Level 36
Jan 13, 2014
dammit burma
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Level 52
Mar 8, 2014
I think that adding altitude in meters should be a great thing
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Level 60
Apr 30, 2014
yes!
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Level 36
May 14, 2014
I expected Norway to be there, since the northernmost part of the country is covered in mountains
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Level 63
Feb 17, 2017
I guessed France first because of Mont Blanc and when that didn't work it basically excluded all of Europe (besides Russia).
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Level 53
May 29, 2019
There often 1000 and is steep like in fjords and midnorthern norway. There are Just So many Mountains.
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Level 58
Mar 14, 2020
Virtually the whole country is mountains!
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Level 56
May 5, 2020
Having a lot of mountains doesn't say anything about their height though. The Himalayas absolutely dwarf basically everything else, and the Andes are a good amount a head of almost any others outside of Asia, with only a few random exceptions (like Kilimanjaro and Denali)
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Level 62
Jan 7, 2015
100%
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Level 28
Jan 23, 2015
not that hard
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Level 18
Feb 17, 2015
100% WOOHOO
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2015
Missed Colombia. 19/20
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Level 22
Oct 15, 2017
Literally typed Colombia in the last two seconds!
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Level 53
Jun 7, 2015
update for 2015 pls
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Level 39
Jul 8, 2015
19/20. Mussed darn Tanzania!
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Level 44
Sep 21, 2015
missed Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (both due to spelling)
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Level 44
May 14, 2016
20/20. I was guessing random Asian countries near the end lmao
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Level 40
Jun 2, 2016
OKAY BHUTAN...I FORGOT ABOUT U FOR SOME REASON *disappointed*
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Level 20
Dec 22, 2016
missed every -stan except for pakistan, of course
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Level 30
Dec 18, 2020
Pakistan is kinda special
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Level 57
Dec 29, 2016
missed Tanzania and Afghanistan...bummer!
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Level 48
Dec 30, 2016
Well 75% and I'm not even of this planet.
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2017
I think heights should be given in rods.
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Level 65
Feb 17, 2017
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_highest_point
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Level 45
Feb 17, 2017
Where's the Netherlands? :)
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Level 78
Feb 17, 2017
In Europe and Caribbean
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Level 67
Jan 10, 2019
Under water... (level)
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Level 61
Feb 17, 2017
How did I guess literally all of South America EXCEPT Argentina? That was the only one I missed!
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Level 53
Feb 17, 2017
Got all except Argentina... Darnit
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Level 58
Feb 18, 2017
100%. It was really just a matter of guessing the countries of South America and Eastern/Central Asia.
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Level 27
Feb 18, 2017
You should made version for people, who use metric system (e. g. for me).
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Level 78
Feb 19, 2017
Here it is, just a quick search away: Top 20 Countries by highest elevation in metres

The answers are of course completely different from this quiz.

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Level 81
Mar 11, 2019
I tried that one but it was completely impossible to get any right answers. I don't read French.
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Level 51
Feb 19, 2017
Use the international system, not those crappy american units
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2019
You mean the metric* and imperial* systems.
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Level 70
Jun 4, 2017
You know your countries, how about Capital City Heights try ....... http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/mals-20-highest-capital-cities
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Level 22
Oct 15, 2017
Just missed Kyrgyzstan.
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Level 22
Oct 15, 2017
You just have to find all the greater Himalayan countries, then the Andean countries, and you've answered most.
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Level 31
Mar 11, 2019
You are basically right, but there are no Himalayas in all of the Central Asian states, but mostly Pamir or Tian Shan
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Level 51
Jun 17, 2018
Missed Myanmar and Tanzania.
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Level 53
Jan 31, 2019
I would've got 100% if you listed the height in angstroms
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Level 57
Mar 11, 2019
Quizmaster should make another column listing the elevations in fractions of light-years. All other forms of measurement are... irrelevant.
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Level 30
Feb 22, 2019
Colombia and Kazakhstan. Embarassing!
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Level 34
Mar 11, 2019
Missed Myanmar and Afghanistan
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Level 42
Mar 11, 2019
Missed Tanzania, of all places. Should of remember Mount Kilimanjaro
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Level 31
Mar 11, 2019
Same here. I remembered of Kilimanjaro, but did not even bothered to type-in Tanzania, since I assumed it is about 5km and not 5.9 almost.
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Level 40
Mar 11, 2019
Got all with 9 seconds left, fun quiz!
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Level 20
Mar 11, 2019
100%
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Level 31
Mar 11, 2019
Never thought Kilimanjaro is that big!

First I guessed all 19 of the other correct answers with only 2 mistakes (Iran and... Brazil - I supposed, there is a tiny overlap of the Andes around its western border). Then I started rapidly typing every nonsense in Asia and Latin America that I could think about (like 30 countries at least, including Vietnam, Thailand or Japan) and for the last 30 seconds I was just staring at the monitor and thinking about, what have I forgot. I did not even bother to type-in Tanzania, since I assumed Kilimanjaro to be roughly 5km and not 5.9 almost. What a shame!

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Level 62
Aug 2, 2019
Missed Canada and Tanzania... yea I don’t wanna talk about it
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Level 58
Nov 27, 2019
-stan -stan -stan
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Level 61
Jun 6, 2020
The quiz is very easy. Got them all with 1:27 left
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Level 46
Jun 17, 2020
Very easy not to notice when one has spelt Kyrgyzstan wrongly, I'm finding :-S
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Level 22
Jun 19, 2020
PERU BOLIVIA
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Level 66
Oct 23, 2020
how did i almost forget canada and the us
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Level 87
Dec 17, 2020
As of December 8, new measurements by Nepal and China indicated Everest is 3 ft higher than previously measured.
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Level 74
Dec 17, 2020
Yep, Everest is now 8849 m / 29,032 feet
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Level 49
Dec 17, 2020
The highest mountain isn't the tallest. The U.S. has the tallest mountain in Hawaii. Height is elevation, while tallness starts at the base of the mountain to the summit.
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Level 44
Dec 17, 2020
Nice quiz, got all except tanzania
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Level 43
Dec 17, 2020
got everything except myanmar