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Countries with the Highest Elevation

Name the world's 20 top countries - ranked by the height of their tallest mountain.
Last updated: August 27, 2018
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Tallest Mtn.
Country
29,029 ft
Nepal
29,029 ft
China
28,251 ft
Pakistan
28,169 ft
India
24,836 ft
Bhutan
24,590 ft
Tajikistan
24,580 ft
Afghanistan
Tallest Mtn.
Country
24,406 ft
Kyrgyzstan
22,999 ft
Kazakhstan
22,835 ft
Argentina
22,615 ft
Chile
22,205 ft
Peru
21,463 ft
Bolivia
20,561 ft
Ecuador
Tallest Mtn.
Country
20,322 ft
United States
19,551 ft
Canada
19,331 ft
Tanzania
19,295 ft
Myanmar
18,701 ft
Colombia
18,510 ft
Russia
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level 33
Aug 13, 2011
I know.
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level 67
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 30
Jul 1, 2017
The awkward moment when an Ecuadorian comes across this
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level 49
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 35
Jul 6, 2016
Well it truly isn't the correct spelling...
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level 70
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 17
Sep 2, 2012
only missed Tajikistan
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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 19
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 48
Feb 18, 2013
Just missed Burma, don't really think of it as mountainous. Lost about a minute trying to spell Kyrgyzstan!
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level 51
Mar 14, 2013
i just open a new tab and type how i think its spelled then i use suggestions and put it in the blank
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level 51
Mar 14, 2013
i forgot about Columbia's northern andes
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level 69
Sep 17, 2016
Colombia, not Columbia.
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level 40
Feb 19, 2017
Unless your in Canada
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level 65
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 73
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 13
Apr 30, 2013
great quiz !
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level 73
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 38
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 49
Apr 30, 2014
yes!
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level 65
Feb 23, 2015
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 58
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 58
Jan 7, 2015
100%
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level 65
Jan 21, 2015
Could you please add the heights in meters? Would really help.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2015
How could that possibly be helpful? If we asked you if 7'1" Shaquille O'Neal was taller than 5'0" Danny DeVito... you wouldn't be able to answer until we gave you their heights in centimeters?
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level 65
Feb 17, 2015
It might help you exclude some countries. For example, if you know that no mountain in the Alps has a height of more than 5000m, you wouldn't try countries like France or Italy. I guess that's why you get the heights in the first place.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2015
You know what else would help you exclude Italy? Type in Italy. Then you know it must me some place with higher mountains than Italy.
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level 65
Feb 23, 2015
It would be just as helpful as having the height in feet for those (very few) people around the world who think in feet. If it was worth including that, why would meters not be worth it?
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level 73
Apr 9, 2015
It just doesn't make any difference. It's filling up space in the hints column. NOBODY here is visualizing what 29,000 feet looks like and saying "oh YEAH... of course Nepal. If you had said 10,000 meters I would have had a completely different picture in my head." If it's helpful at all it might simply be in comparing the relative heights of the countries and to that end using any standardized unit of measurement would work just fine. You could measure in inches, leagues, miles or parsecs and still see the same relative difference.
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level 44
May 21, 2016
No, but we are not just here to win points and that's why it was fun in the first place to have the heights given here. If you are used to metric datas, that's just easier to consider what you read here if it's in meters. That's all.
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level 73
Jun 22, 2016
I disagree that it's any easier at all. I can visualize 2 meters. I can visualize 6 feet. When you extend that to the thousands of feet or thousands of meters, the unit you are using becomes irrelevant.
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level 74
Feb 17, 2017
I have difficulty on those quizzes that use kilometers when guessing closest cities, so I can see how this makes a difference for those who don't use feet for measuring height. Our medical industry already uses metric, I don't know why the rest of the country doesn't switch. Calculations are much easier. This is just my humble opinion, and I have no delusions it will ever happen - at least in my lifetime.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2017
Sorry not buying it at all. The reason km and miles between cities makes a difference is because we're used to looking at maps and visually converting distances of inches or centimeters into miles or kilometers. *and* even if that weren't true, it *still* doesn't matter when what you are asking for is the highest 20 countries in the world. *How* high they are in a specific unit is irrelevant! They're still the highest. People are just whining to whine.
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level 73
Feb 17, 2017
and for anyone out there who really has memorized the exact height in meters for every peak in the world (nobody commenting here I'd bet money)... then given their awesome head for numbers it should be quite simple to look at the height in feet, do a little bit of math, and figure out the lowest peak here is roughly 1/3 lower than the peak of Everest. If you know how high Everest is, then it's pretty simply to calculate and figure out the bottom threshold. If you don't know exactly how high Everest is, then, as stated before, the heights are irrelevant and wouldn't help you anyway.
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level 58
May 22, 2018
"People are just whining to whine." I can see that. ;-) I do enjoy how fired up you are about this topic, though. I appreciate the ardor and you're correct, of course. I didn't even look at the heights, I just guessed "countries that I think have tall mountains in them."
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level 58
Aug 18, 2016
Yes, I would like heights in metres. Is it only USA that still uses feet?
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level 57
Sep 17, 2016
It's only them, Liberia and Myanmar.
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level 57
Sep 17, 2016
Please do. The Imperial system is difficult to understand, (even if most people taking this quiz are Americans).
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level 49
Jan 27, 2017
Could have both.
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level 65
Feb 17, 2017
Agreed. It makes no sense to give mountain heights only in feet.
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level 73
Apr 8, 2018
It makes a lot less sense to complain about this.
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level 30
Jan 23, 2015
not that hard
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level 18
Feb 17, 2015
100% WOOHOO
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level 50
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 54
Jun 7, 2015
update for 2015 pls
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level 36
Jul 8, 2015
19/20. Mussed darn Tanzania!
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level 53
Jul 17, 2015
Myanmar was tough
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level 20
Jul 27, 2015
When I realised Russia was at the bottom, I realised no European countries would be on there and same with Tanzania
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level 43
Sep 21, 2015
missed Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan (both due to spelling)
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level 46
May 14, 2016
20/20. I was guessing random Asian countries near the end lmao
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level 41
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 53
Dec 29, 2016
missed Tanzania and Afghanistan...bummer!
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level 46
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 57
Feb 17, 2017
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_highest_point
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level 43
Feb 17, 2017
Where's the Netherlands? :)
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level 70
Feb 17, 2017
In Europe and Caribbean
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level 28
Feb 17, 2017
Tanzania
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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 42
Feb 17, 2017
Got all except Argentina... Darnit
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level 51
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 26
Feb 18, 2017
You should made version for people, who use metric system (e. g. for me).
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level 70
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 47
Feb 19, 2017
Use the international system, not those crappy american units
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level 31
Apr 15, 2017
Shocked That Not Everyone Got Nepal Its MT EVEREST Da.
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level 34
May 31, 2017
missed Kyrgyzstan and myanmar
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level 66
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 37
Jun 17, 2018
Missed Myanmar and Tanzania.
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