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Five Most Elevated Countries by Continent

For each continent, which five countries have the highest maximum elevation?
Last updated: August 28, 2017
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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 70
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 47
Jul 14, 2015
Agree
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level 57
Sep 27, 2015
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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 57
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 56
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 60
Dec 21, 2017
I believe it is still - with all it's asymmetricities, bulges and flattened poles - a more perfect sphere than any ball bearing we are able to manufacture.
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level 60
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 55
Nov 13, 2015
Fun quiz!
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level 57
Nov 13, 2015
Thanks!
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level 67
Aug 28, 2017
100% :)
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level 45
Dec 21, 2017
prodigy PHD or 4th try
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level 48
Dec 21, 2017
First try bro. Just a Pakistani geography fan!!!
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level 60
Dec 21, 2017
Not quite a prodigy, not quite a PhD yet, 1st try, 2min left on the clock. However, always been a geography nerd and perhaps somewhat aspergerish. No but really this was quite easy, although I had to guess Ethiopia, Uganda, Congo, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. My wrong guesses were Rwanda, Morocco, Colombia, Indonesia (the Eastern parts are usually considered part of Oceania) and some pacific island nations.
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level 45
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 63
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 55
Dec 21, 2017
Asia, where the fifth-highest country is still higher than the top country anywhere else.
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level 66
Dec 21, 2017
Thanks to the Himalayas.
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level 66
Dec 21, 2017
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level 66
Dec 21, 2017
And Geography Two .......here it is
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level 53
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 15
Dec 23, 2017
I agree
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level 30
May 23, 2018
the peak is in china, though
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level 51
Sep 17, 2018
The peak of Everest is exactly on the border between China and Nepal.
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level 68
Dec 24, 2017
Shouldn't Hawaii count as part of Oceania?
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level 37
Dec 26, 2017
And I was wondering why the US wasn't getting 100% answers.
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level 24
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 50
Apr 23, 2018
Pedantically speaking, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica are in Central America.
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level 66
Sep 17, 2018
Central America is not a 'Continent' .... as is asked for in the Question.
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