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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
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First submittedFebruary 17, 2013
Times taken151,208
Average score80.0%
Rating4.95
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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 27
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 27
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 43
Apr 7, 2024
Fr
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Level 52
Mar 14, 2013
i forgot about Columbia's northern andes
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Level 73
Sep 17, 2016
Colombia, not Columbia.
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Level 35
Feb 19, 2017
Unless your in Canada
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Level 79
Nov 27, 2019
you're* ;)
+8
Level 59
Nov 13, 2020
I guess we're doomed to mispel everything.
+12
Level 43
Nov 30, 2020
misple*
+2
Level 52
Dec 17, 2020
Sotp teh Mispeling Plage!
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Level 60
Nov 22, 2023
Muphry's Law.
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Level 79
Dec 19, 2020
^^^misspell* ^^misspell* ^stop* the* misspelling* plague*
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Level 58
Dec 21, 2020
I thikn thats rong, Jackintehbox
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Level 65
Apr 1, 2024
I tkin das rung, Finmse
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2021
Miss spell?
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Level 66
Oct 18, 2021
And Mister Spell
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Level 75
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 60
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 82
Dec 9, 2022
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is not actually part of the same orogeny as the Andes. Despite being physically proximate, they are an unrelated mountain range, that happens to (locally) be even higher than the Andes. The result being they are the highest coastal mountain range in the world, putting Hawaii's volcanic peaks to shame. You can stand on a white sand Caribbean beach in Colombia, fringed by jungle and on a (rare) clear day gaze at snow-capped mountains piercing the clouds. I've hiked in both the Colombian Andes (El Cocuy) and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (the classic Ciudad Perdida trek) and both are beautiful, though in my personal experience I went much higher in the Andes.
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Level 68
Mar 29, 2024
The St. Elias Range in Alaska/Yukon is competitive on the front of highest mountains adjacent to the sea. Mount St Elias is only a couple hundred meters lower than the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and twice as close to the ocean, at just 18 km from the Taan Fjord. Mount Logan is taller than any peaks in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and is ~60 km from the head of the Tann Fjord.
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Level 59
Mar 14, 2020
The speling in these posts is truely inspyring
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Level 77
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 66
Dec 17, 2020
Mine too. I tried several African countries but not that one.
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Level 58
Jun 1, 2021
Also, tried kenya, congo, uganda... African countries are still one of my weak spots...
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Level 10
Apr 30, 2013
great quiz !
+8
Level 82
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 33
Jan 13, 2014
dammit burma
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Level 48
Mar 8, 2014
I think that adding altitude in meters should be a great thing
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Level 66
Apr 30, 2014
yes!
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Level 34
May 14, 2014
I expected Norway to be there, since the northernmost part of the country is covered in mountains
+5
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 54
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 59
Mar 14, 2020
Virtually the whole country is mountains!
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Level 68
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 65
Jan 7, 2015
100%
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Level 27
Jan 23, 2015
not that hard
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Level 14
Feb 17, 2015
100% WOOHOO
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Level 66
Feb 17, 2015
Missed Colombia. 19/20
+1
Level 56
Jun 7, 2015
update for 2015 pls
+3
Level 62
Nov 27, 2021
What, do you want to add the UAE with the burj khalifa on this list:)
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Level 37
Jul 8, 2015
19/20. Mussed darn Tanzania!
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Level 43
Sep 21, 2015
missed Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (both due to spelling)
+1
Level 42
May 14, 2016
20/20. I was guessing random Asian countries near the end lmao
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Level 38
Jun 2, 2016
OKAY BHUTAN...I FORGOT ABOUT U FOR SOME REASON *disappointed*
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Level 17
Dec 22, 2016
missed every -stan except for pakistan, of course
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Level 27
Dec 18, 2020
Pakistan is kinda special
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Level 60
Nov 22, 2023
Uzbekistan? Turkmenistan?
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Level 59
Dec 29, 2016
missed Tanzania and Afghanistan...bummer!
+1
Level 57
Jul 6, 2021
Me too :(
+1
Level 64
Dec 30, 2016
Well 75% and I'm not even of this planet.
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Level 60
Feb 17, 2017
I think heights should be given in rods.
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Level 67
Feb 17, 2017
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_highest_point
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Level 55
Feb 17, 2017
Where's the Netherlands? :)
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Level 82
Feb 17, 2017
In Europe and Caribbean
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Level 67
Jan 10, 2019
Under water... (level)
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Level 58
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 52
Feb 17, 2017
Got all except Argentina... Darnit
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Level 61
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 29
Feb 18, 2017
You should made version for people, who use metric system (e. g. for me).
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Level 82
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 82
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 50
Feb 19, 2017
Use the international system, not those crappy american units
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Level 79
Nov 27, 2019
You mean the metric* and imperial* systems.
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Level 71
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 48
Jun 17, 2018
Missed Myanmar and Tanzania.
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Level 48
Jan 31, 2019
I would've got 100% if you listed the height in angstroms
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Level 65
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 35
Feb 22, 2019
Colombia and Kazakhstan. Embarassing!
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Level 32
Mar 11, 2019
Missed Myanmar and Afghanistan
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Level 66
Mar 11, 2019
Missed Tanzania, of all places. Should of remember Mount Kilimanjaro
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Level 48
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 38
Mar 11, 2019
Got all with 9 seconds left, fun quiz!
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Level 44
Mar 11, 2019
100%
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Level 48
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 71
Aug 2, 2019
Missed Canada and Tanzania... yea I don’t wanna talk about it
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Level 69
Nov 27, 2019
-stan -stan -stan
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Level 56
Jun 17, 2020
Very easy not to notice when one has spelt Kyrgyzstan wrongly, I'm finding :-S
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Level 42
Jun 19, 2020
PERU BOLIVIA
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Level 65
Oct 23, 2020
how did i almost forget canada and the us
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Level 93
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 76
Dec 17, 2020
Yep, Everest is now 8849 m / 29,032 feet
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Level 60
Nov 22, 2023
That's why I got 19/20!
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2024
Maybe because of snowfall?
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Level 65
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 69
Dec 17, 2020
Nice quiz, got all except tanzania
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Level 62
Dec 17, 2020
got everything except myanmar
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Level 58
Jul 16, 2022
Why not Mexico ? Orizaba mount reach 5675m !

Great quiz although :)

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Level 82
Dec 9, 2022
According to my Googling, Elbrus just beats out Orizaba, though they are very close.
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Level 71
Dec 9, 2022
Is there a source for this? I was surprised by the lack of Iran and I Googled its tallest mountain (Damavand). Most websites have it somewhere between 5,610 and 5,670 meters, so in theory it could be higher than Elbrus, even if by just a few meters. I think it would at least be fair to have a source in the caveats so that we could see how they measured and what other countries were closest.
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Level 57
Dec 9, 2022
missed all but tanzania

i forgot kilimanjaro existed lol

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Level 40
Jun 4, 2023
2 seconds left…
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Level 22
Jan 4, 2024
Almost forgot about Canada until the last 20 seconds.
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Level 54
Mar 29, 2024
What half of South America is doing here?
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Level 61
Mar 29, 2024
Isn't Aconcagua on the border between Argentina and Chile?
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Level 44
Mar 29, 2024
Tanzania kinda random, didn't get it unfortunately
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Level 53
Mar 29, 2024
Mt. Kilimanjaro IS the tallest mountain in Africa
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Level 30
Mar 29, 2024
so basically just the Hindu-kush/Himalayas and the Andes
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Level 23
Mar 31, 2024
Missed out on Myanmar. Oh well, it was statistically the least guessed answer...