The highest elevations in

Highest elevations in the world

The following table lists the approximate land area, highest elevation, and lowest elevation of the world's continents, including Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America, according to the World Atlas.

Area Approximate
land area
sq. km
Approximate
land area
sq. mi.
Percentage
of total
land area
Elevation, feet and meters
Highest Lowest
WORLD 148, 647, 000 57, 393, 000 100.0% Mt. Everest, Tibet-Nepal, 29, 035 ft.
(8, 850 m)1
Dead Sea, Israel-Jordan, 1, 349 ft. below sea level (–411 m)
AFRICA 30, 065, 000 11, 608, 000 20.2 Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, 19, 340 ft. (5, 895 m) Lake Assal, Djibouti, 512 ft. below sea level (–156 m)
ANTARCTICA 13, 209, 000 5, 100, 000 8.9 Vinson Massif, Ellsworth Mts., 16, 066 ft.
(4, 897 m)
Lowest land point hidden within Bentley Subglacial Trench2
ASIA (includes the
Middle East)
44, 579, 000 17, 212, 000 30.0 Mt. Everest, Tibet-Nepal, 29, 035 ft. (8, 850 m)
AUSTRALIA
(includes Oceania)
8, 112, 000 3, 132, 000 5.3 Mt. Kosciusko, Australia, 7, 310 ft. (2, 228 m) Lake Eyre, Australia, 52 ft. below sea level (–12 m)
EUROPE (the Ural Mountains in Russia form the boundary between Europe and Asia) 9, 938, 000 3, 837, 000 6.7 Mt. Elbrus, Russia/Georgia, 18, 510 ft. (5, 642 m) Caspian Sea, Russia/Kazakhstan 92 ft. below sea level (–28 m)
NORTH AMERICA (includes Central America and the
Caribbean)
24, 474, 000 9, 449, 000 16.5 Mt. McKinley, Alaska, 20, 320 ft.
(6, 194 m)
Death Valley, Calif., 282 ft. below sea level (–86 m)
SOUTH AMERICA 17, 819, 000 6, 879, 000 12.0 Mt. Aconcagua, Argentina,
22, 834 ft.
(6, 960 m)
Valdes Peninsula, Argentina 131 ft. below sea level (–40 m)

1. The 1954 elevation of Everest, 29, 028 ft. (8, 848 m) was revised on Nov. 11, 1999, and now stands at 29, 035 ft. (8, 850 m).

Source: www.infoplease.com
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