Five Most Elevated Countries by Continent

For each continent, which five countries have the highest maximum elevation?
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedJuly 14, 2015
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Africa
5,892
Tanzania
19,331
5,199
Kenya
17,057
5,109
D.R Congo
16,752
5,109
Uganda
16,752
4,550
Ethiopia
14,928
 
 
 
Asia
8,848
China
29,029
8,848
Nepal
29,029
8,611
Pakistan
28,251
8,586
India
28,169
7,570
Bhutan
24,836
Europe
5,642
Russia
18,510
4,810
France
15,781
4,810
Italy
15,781
4,634
Switzerland
15,203
3,798
Austria
12,461
 
 
 
North America
6,191
United States
20,310
5,959
Canada
19,551
5,636
Mexico
18,491
4,220
Guatemala
13,845
3,820
Costa Rica
12,533
Oceania
4,509
Papua New Guinea
14,793
3,724
New Zealand
12,218
2,335
Solomon Islands
7,661
2,228
Australia
7,310
1,877
Vanuatu
6,158
 
 
 
South America
6,960
Argentina
22,835
6,893
Chile
22,615
6,768
Peru
22,205
6,542
Bolivia
21,463
6,267
Ecuador
20,561
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Level 74
Jul 14, 2015
Nice quiz! You may want to specify you are after countries with the highest summits, not the highest average height.
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Level 51
Jul 14, 2015
Agree
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Level 63
Sep 27, 2015
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Level 42
Dec 19, 2018
Forgot Ethiopia. 29/30
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Level 19
Nov 10, 2015
Um? is this measured from the sea or from the center of the earth? if from the center of the earth, Colombia should be on there.
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Level 63
Nov 10, 2015
Colombia is ranked 6th for South America, with a highest point being 18,701 ft. (5,700 m).
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Level 38
Nov 17, 2015
This is obviously from sea level, the standard way to measure elevations. Distance from the center of the earth is an interesting curiosity, but it's almost never used for altitude measurements.
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Level 74
Jul 12, 2017
Getting into the details of this is fun. For instance, the eastern Mediterranean's water surface is lower than that of the western part because it's hotter there - more evaporation. And the center of the Earth is no better reference since the Earth is actually not a perfect sphere, and not even a perfect ellipsoid that bulges in the middle...
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Level 59
Dec 21, 2017
Lumi, there are technologies to make extremely round spheres. The roundest object in the world is so round that if it were the size of the Earth, the elevation difference would be about 14 meters apart. In case you're wondering, it cost millions of dollars. Maybe you can find the exact price on the internet.
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Level 41
Apr 17, 2019
If from the center of the earth, I think Ecuador would come out on top due to both being in the Andes and the equatorial bulge.
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Level 66
Feb 16, 2020
What do you mean, centre of the Earth?
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Level 62
Mar 23, 2020
he means that thing that is in the center of our Earth... :D sorry,couldn't help it, now seriously - because of the Earth's rotation, Earth is not a globe, but Geoid, making places around equator further away from the center of the Earth than those fx. on the poles. Add elevation to that, and Andes around equator are further away from Earth's center than Aconcagua.
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Level 57
Nov 13, 2015
Fun quiz!
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Level 63
Nov 13, 2015
Thanks!
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Level 71
Aug 28, 2017
100% :)
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Level 59
Dec 21, 2017
prodigy PHD or 4th try
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Level 60
Dec 21, 2017
First try bro. Just a Pakistani geography fan!!!
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Level 52
Apr 15, 2020
Same here! Just an Indian one!
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Level 59
Dec 21, 2017
27 of 30 and 30th percentile ??????????????????????????? first try , please !!!! i will take this test 80 more times to skew the data further ,
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Level 69
Dec 21, 2017
You can't do this. Only the results from the first finished try are taken into account for the statistics you see. :)
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Level 60
Jun 9, 2020
It's not that difficult to do if you roughly know where the big mountain ranges are. Oceania is the only one that needs a bit of pure guesswork for the two smaller islands.
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Level 64
Dec 21, 2017
Asia, where the fifth-highest country is still higher than the top country anywhere else.
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Level 70
Dec 21, 2017
Thanks to the Himalayas.
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Level 70
Dec 21, 2017
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Level 70
Dec 21, 2017
And Geography Two .......here it is
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Level 54
Dec 22, 2017
Just a suggestion: since Nepal is known as the home of Mount Everest, perhaps it should be atop the Asian list? Placing China there while having questions about Nepal being the country with the highest elevation on other quizzes seems somewhat incongruous.
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Level 47
May 23, 2018
the peak is in china, though
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Level 59
Sep 17, 2018
The peak of Everest is exactly on the border between China and Nepal.
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Level 47
Apr 24, 2019
if you look on google maps, or talk to the people that live there, the peak is in china, a short distance from nepal.
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Level 55
Jul 27, 2020
Eiter the actual peak is in China, as people are saying, or the peak is at the border and then China takes alphabetical priority. Either way, China should be listed first.
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Level 73
Dec 24, 2017
Shouldn't Hawaii count as part of Oceania?
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Level 53
Dec 26, 2017
And I was wondering why the US wasn't getting 100% answers.
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Level 70
Dec 19, 2018
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Level 30
Dec 30, 2017
wow 30/30 with 0:06 left!! had to just go based off what i pictured the continents
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Level 65
Apr 23, 2018
Pedantically speaking, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica are in Central America.
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Level 70
Sep 17, 2018
Central America is not a 'Continent' .... as is asked for in the Question.
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Level 36
Nov 17, 2018
full marks amazing quiz
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Level 60
Dec 19, 2018
I found it interesting that France and Italy share a highest peak, albeit with different names.
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Level 71
Dec 19, 2018
Mega ez
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Level 35
Dec 27, 2018
Monte Bianco's peak is in Italy and not in France
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Level 53
Apr 21, 2019
Got them all except I spelled it Vanatu
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Level 55
Mar 23, 2020
Surprisingly easy, for some reason. Just guess the biggest countries, I guess. lol
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Level 60
Jun 9, 2020
Just have a rough idea of where the biggest mountain range is on each continent, and then there are just a few islands left to guess.
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Level 14
Mar 23, 2020
good Quiz! I missed Georgia in Europe, even if Austria would be 6th then,.... greetings from Vienna, Austria
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Level 26
Mar 23, 2020
Russia with 1 second left! Got all, great quiz
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Level 55
Mar 23, 2020
Did not realize that it was maximum elevation at first lol.