List of countries by highest point facts for kids

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This is a list of sovereign states and dependent territories by their highest points above sea level.

Sovereign, fully recognised countries

Rank
Country
Highest point
Elevation
Notes
1  Nepal Mount Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft)
1  China Mount Everest 8,848 m (29,029 ft)
3  Pakistan K2 8,611 m (28,251 ft)
4  India Kangchenjunga 8,586 m (28,169 ft)
5  Bhutan Gangkhar Puensum 7,570 m (24,836 ft)
6  Tajikistan Ismoil Somoni Peak 7,495 m (24,590 ft)
7  Afghanistan Noshaq 7,492 m (24,580 ft)
8  Kyrgyzstan Jengish Chokusu 7,439 m (24,406 ft)
9  Kazakhstan Khan Tengri 7,010 m (22,999 ft)
10  Argentina Aconcagua 6,960 m (22,835 ft)
11  Chile Ojos del Salado 6,893 m (22,615 ft)
12  Peru Huascarán 6,768 m (22,205 ft) Huascarán's summit is considered the highest point in the tropics.
13  Bolivia Nevado Sajama 6,542 m (21,463 ft)
14  Ecuador Mount Chimborazo 6,267 m (20,561 ft) Mount Chimborazo's summit in Ecuador is generally thought to be the point on the surface farthest from the center of the Earth.
15  United States Mount Denali 6,194 m (20,322 ft)
16  Canada Mount Logan 5,959 m (19,551 ft)
17  Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro 5,892 m (19,331 ft)
18  Myanmar Hkakabo Razi 5,881 m (19,295 ft)
19  Colombia Pico Cristóbal Colón or Pico Simón Bolívar both c. 5,700 m (18,701 ft)
20  Russia Mount Elbrus 5,642 m (18,510 ft)
21  Mexico Pico de Orizaba 5,636 m (18,491 ft)
22  Iran Damavand 5,610 m (18,406 ft)
23  Kenya Batian on Mount Kenya 5,199 m (17,057 ft)
24  Georgia Mt'a Shkhara 5,193 m (17,037 ft)
25  Turkey Mount Ararat 5,137 m (16,854 ft)
26  Democratic Republic of the Congo Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m (16,765 ft)
26  Uganda Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m (16,765 ft)
28  Venezuela Pico Bolívar (La Columna) 4,981 m (16,342 ft)
30  Indonesia Mount Carstensz (Puncak Jaya) 4,884 m (16,024 ft)
31  France (Metropolitan France) Mont Blanc 4,810 m (15,781 ft)
31  Italy Monte Bianco 4,810 m (15,781 ft)
33  Uzbekistan Khazret Sultan 4,643 m (15,233 ft)
34  Switzerland Dufourspitze on Monte Rosa 4,634 m (15,203 ft)
35  Ethiopia Ras Dejen 4,550 m (14,928 ft)
36  Rwanda Mount Karisimbi 4,519 m (14,826 ft)
37  Papua New Guinea Mount Wilhelm 4,509 m (14,793 ft)
38  Azerbaijan Bazarduzu Dagi 4,485 m (14,715 ft)
39  Mongolia Khüiten Peak (Huyten Orgil) 4,374 m (14,350 ft)
40  Guatemala Volcán Tajumulco 4,220 m (13,845 ft)
41  Morocco Jbel Toubkal 4,165 m (13,665 ft)
42  Malaysia Mount Kinabalu 4,095 m (13,435 ft)
43  Armenia Mount Aragats 4,090 m (13,419 ft)
45  Cameroon Fako on Mount Cameroon 4,040 m (13,255 ft)
48  Costa Rica Cerro Chirripó 3,820 m (12,533 ft)
49  Austria Großglockner 3,798 m (12,461 ft)
50  Japan Mount Fuji 3,776 m (12,388 ft)
51  New Zealand Aoraki/Mount Cook 3,754 m (12,316 ft)
52  Spain Teide on Tenerife in the Canary Islands 3,718 m (12,198 ft)
54  Yemen Jabal an Nabi Shu'ayb 3,666 m (12,028 ft)
55  Iraq Cheekha Dar 3,611 m (11,847 ft)
56  Lesotho Thabana Ntlenyana 3,482 m (11,424 ft)
57  Panama Volcán Barú 3,475 m (11,401 ft)
58  South Africa Mafadi 3,450 m (11,319 ft)
59  Chad Emi Koussi 3,445 m (11,302 ft)
60  South Sudan Kinyeti 3,187 m (10,456 ft)
61  Vietnam Fan Si Pan 3,143 m (10,312 ft)
62  Turkmenistan Aýrybaba 3,139 m (10,299 ft)
63  Dominican Republic Pico Duarte 3,098 m (10,164 ft)
64  Lebanon Qurnat as Sawda' 3,088 m (10,131 ft)
66  Sudan Deriba Caldera 3,042 m (9,980 ft)
67  Eritrea Emba Soira 3,018 m (9,902 ft)
68  Equatorial Guinea Pico Basile 3,008 m (9,869 ft)
69  Algeria Mount Tahat 3,003 m (9,852 ft)
70  Malawi Sapitwa (Mulanje Massif) 3,002 m (9,849 ft)
71  Saudi Arabia unclear (possibly Jabal Sawda) c. 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
72  Brazil Pico da Neblina 2,994 m (9,823 ft)
73  Oman Jabal Shams 2,980 m (9,777 ft)
74  East Timor Pico do Ramelau (Mount Ramelau) 2,963 m (9,721 ft)
75  Germany Zugspitze 2,962 m (9,718 ft)
76  Philippines Mount Apo 2,954 m (9,692 ft)
77  Andorra Coma Pedrosa 2,942 m (9,652 ft)
79  Bulgaria Musala 2,925 m (9,596 ft)
80  Greece Mount Olympus 2,919 m (9,577 ft)
81  Madagascar Maromokotro 2,876 m (9,436 ft)
82  Honduras Cerro Las Minas 2,870 m (9,416 ft)
83  Slovenia Triglav 2,864 m (9,396 ft)
84  Cape Verde Pico do Fogo 2,829 m (9,281 ft)
85  Laos Phou Bia 2,817 m (9,242 ft)
86  Syria Mount Hermon (Jabal el-Sheikh) 2,814 m (9,232 ft)
87  Albania Maja e Korabit 2,764 m (9,068 ft)
87 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Golem Korab 2,764 m (9,068 ft)
89  Guyana Mount Roraima c. 2,750 m (9,022 ft)
90  Australia Mawson Peak on Heard Island 2,745 m (9,006 ft)
91  North Korea Paektu-san 2,744 m (9,003 ft)
92  El Salvador Cerro El Pital 2,730 m (8,957 ft)
93  Burundi south east of Mount Heha 2,684 m (8,806 ft)
94  Haiti Pic la Selle 2,680 m (8,793 ft)
96  Slovakia Gerlachovský štít 2,655 m (8,711 ft)
97  Egypt Mount Catherine 2,629 m (8,625 ft)
98  Angola Morro de Môco 2,620 m (8,596 ft)
99  Namibia Konigstein 2,606 m (8,550 ft)
100  Liechtenstein Grauspitz 2,599 m (8,527 ft)
101  Zimbabwe Mount Nyangani 2,592 m (8,504 ft)
102  Thailand Doi Inthanon 2,565 m (8,415 ft)
103  Romania Moldoveanu 2,544 m (8,346 ft)
104  Montenegro Zla Kolata 2,534 m (8,314 ft)
105  Sri Lanka Pidurutalagala 2,524 m (8,281 ft)
106  Poland Rysy 2,499 m (8,199 ft)
107  Norway Galdhøpiggen 2,469 m (8,100 ft)
108  Somalia Shimbiris 2,450 m (8,038 ft)
109  Mozambique Monte Binga 2,436 m (7,992 ft)
110  Nigeria Chappal Waddi 2,419 m (7,936 ft)
111  Bosnia and Herzegovina Maglić 2,386 m (7,828 ft)
112  Comoros Le Kartala 2,360 m (7,743 ft)
113  Portugal Ponta do Pico on Pico Island in the Azores 2,351 m (7,713 ft)
114  Solomon Islands Mount Popomanaseu 2,335 m (7,661 ft)
115  Zambia unnamed location in Mafinga Hills 2,329 m (7,641 ft)
116  Libya Bikku Bitti 2,267 m (7,438 ft)
117  Jamaica Blue Mountain Peak 2,256 m (7,402 ft)
119  Israel Har Meron or Mount Hermon (The southern parts of the mountain are controlled by Israel but are internationally recognized as part of Syria) 1,208 m (3,963 ft) or 2,236 m (7,336 ft)
120  Serbia Midžor or Đeravica 2,169 m (7,116 ft) or 2,656 m (8,714 ft)
121  Iceland Hvannadalshnúkur 2,110 m (6,923 ft)
122  Nicaragua Mogoton 2,107 m (6,913 ft)
123  Sweden Kebnekaise 2,104 m (6,903 ft)
125  Ukraine Hora Hoverla 2,061 m (6,762 ft)
126  Djibouti Mousa Ali 2,028 m (6,654 ft)
127  São Tomé and Príncipe Pico de São Tomé 2,024 m (6,640 ft)
128  Niger Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès 2,022 m (6,634 ft)
129  Cuba Pico Turquino 1,974 m (6,476 ft)
130  Cyprus Mount Olympus 1,951 m (6,401 ft)
131  South Korea Halla-san (in Jeju Island) 1,950 m (6,398 ft)
132  Sierra Leone Mount Bintumani (Loma Mansa) 1,948 m (6,391 ft)
133  United Arab Emirates Unnamed knoll west of Jabal Bil Ays 1,910 m (6,266 ft)
134  Vanuatu Mount Tabwemasana 1,879 m (6,165 ft)
135  Swaziland Emlembe 1,862 m (6,109 ft)
136  Samoa Mauga Silisili (Savaii) 1,857 m (6,093 ft)
137  Jordan Jabal Umm ad Dami 1,854 m (6,083 ft)
138  Brunei Bukit Pagon 1,850 m (6,070 ft)
139  Croatia Dinara 1,831 m (6,007 ft)
140  Cambodia Phnom Aural 1,810 m (5,938 ft)
141  Côte d'Ivoire Mont Nimba 1,752 m (5,748 ft)
141  Guinea Mont Nimba 1,752 m (5,748 ft)
145  Czech Republic Sněžka 1,602 m (5,256 ft)
146  Tunisia Jebel ech Chambi 1,544 m (5,066 ft)
147  Botswana Otse Hill 1,491 m (4,892 ft)
149  Dominica Morne Diablotins 1,447 m (4,747 ft)
150  Liberia Mount Wuteve 1,440 m (4,724 ft)
151  Central African Republic Mont Ngaoui 1,420 m (4,659 ft)
153  United Kingdom Ben Nevis 1,344 m (4,409 ft)
155  Fiji Tomanivi 1,324 m (4,344 ft)
155  Finland Halti 1,324 m (4,344 ft)
157  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Soufrière 1,234 m (4,049 ft)
158  Suriname Juliana Top 1,230 m (4,035 ft)
159  Saint Kitts and Nevis Mount Liamuiga 1,156 m (3,793 ft)
160  Mali Hombori Tondo 1,155 m (3,789 ft)
161  Belize Doyle's Delight 1,124 m (3,688 ft)
162  Gabon Mont Bengoué 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
163  Bangladesh Mowdok Mual 1,052 m (3,451 ft)
164  Ireland Carrauntoohil 1,038 m (3,406 ft)
165  Tonga unnamed location on Kao Island 1,033 m (3,389 ft)
166  Republic of the Congo Mont Nabeba 1,020 m (3,346 ft)
168  Hungary Kékes 1,014 m (3,327 ft)
169  Togo Mont Agou 986 m (3,235 ft)
173  Saint Lucia Mount Gimie 950 m (3,117 ft)
174  Trinidad and Tobago El Cerro del Aripo 940 m (3,084 ft)
175  Mauritania Kediet ej Jill 915 m (3,002 ft)
177  Seychelles Morne Seychellois 905 m (2,969 ft)
179  Ghana Mount Afadjato 880 m (2,887 ft)
180  Netherlands Mount Scenery (on the Caribbean island of Saba) 877 m (2,877 ft)
182  Paraguay Cerro Peró (Cerro Tres Kandú) 842 m (2,762 ft)
183  Grenada Mount Saint Catherine 840 m (2,756 ft)
184  Mauritius Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire 828 m (2,717 ft)
185  Federated States of Micronesia Dolohmwar (Totolom) 791 m (2,595 ft)
186  San Marino Monte Titano 755 m (2,477 ft)
187  Burkina Faso Tena Kourou 749 m (2,457 ft)
189  Belgium Signal de Botrange 694 m (2,277 ft)
191  Benin Mont Sokbaro 658 m (2,159 ft)
194  Senegal unnamed feature near Nepen Diakha 581 m (1,906 ft)
195  Luxembourg Kneiff 560 m (1,837 ft)
198  Uruguay Cerro Catedral 514 m (1,686 ft)
201  Moldova Dealul Bălăneşti 430 m (1,411 ft)
205  Antigua and Barbuda Mount Obama 402 m (1,319 ft)
209  Belarus Dzyarzhynskaya Hara 346 m (1,135 ft)
211  Barbados Mount Hillaby 336 m (1,102 ft)
213  Estonia Suur Munamägi 318 m (1,043 ft)
214  Latvia Gaizinkalns 312 m (1,024 ft)
215  Kuwait unnamed location 306 m (1,004 ft)
216  Guinea-Bissau unnamed location in the northeast corner of the country 300 m (984 ft)
217  Lithuania Aukštojas Hill 294 m (965 ft)
219  Malta Ta'Dmejrek 253 m (830 ft)
220  Palau Mount Ngerchelchuus 242 m (794 ft)
224  Denmark Møllehøj 171 m (561 ft)
225  Singapore Bukit Timah 164 m (538 ft)
226  Monaco Chemin des Révoires, a pathway located on the slopes of Mont Agel 161 m (528 ft)
228  Bahrain Jabal ad Dukhan 134 m (440 ft)
230  Qatar Qurayn Abu al Bawl 103 m (338 ft)
231  Kiribati unnamed location on Banaba 81 m (266 ft)
233  Vatican City Vatican Hill 75 m (246 ft)
234  Nauru Command Ridge 71 m (233 ft)
237  Bahamas Mount Alvernia on Cat Island 63 m (207 ft)
238  The Gambia unnamed location 53 m (174 ft)
242  Marshall Islands unnamed location on Likiep 10 m (33 ft)
243  Tuvalu unnamed location on Niulakita 5 m (16 ft)
246  Maldives unnamed location on Villingili Island 2 m (7 ft)

Countries with disputed sovereignty

Rank
Country
Claimant
Highest point
Height
Notes
44  Abkhazia  Georgia Dombai-Ulgen 4,046 m (13,274 ft)
46  Taiwan  People's Republic of China Yushan 3,952 m (12,966 ft)
47  South Ossetia  Georgia Mount Khalatsa 3,938 m (12,920 ft)
95  Kosovo  Serbia Đeravica 2,656 m (8,714 ft)
167  Palestinian territories  Israel Tall Asur 1,016 m (3,333 ft)
200  Western Sahara  Morocco unnamed location 463 m (1,519 ft)

Dependent countries and overseas territories

This section includes all countries and territories that are listed by ISO 3166-1 but not listed in the above sections.

Rank
Country or Territory
Mother country
Highest point
Height
Notes
29  Antarctica None, territorial claims Mount Vinson 4,892 m (16,050 ft)
53  Greenland Kingdom of Denmark Gunnbjørn 3,700 m (12,139 ft)
65  Réunion Overseas France Piton des Neiges 3,069 m (10,069 ft)
78  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands United Kingdom Mount Paget 2,934 m (9,626 ft)
118  French Polynesia Overseas France Mont Orohena 2,241 m (7,352 ft)
124  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha United Kingdom Queen Mary's Peak on Tristan da Cunha 2,062 m (6,765 ft)
143 Norway Svalbard Norway Newtontoppen 1,717 m (5,633 ft)
144  New Caledonia Overseas France Mont Panie 1,628 m (5,341 ft)
148  Guadeloupe Overseas France La Grande Soufrière 1,484 m (4,869 ft)
152  Martinique Overseas France Montagne Pelee 1,397 m (4,583 ft)
154  Puerto Rico United States Cerro de Punta 1,338 m (4,390 ft)
170  American Samoa United States Lata Mountain 966 m (3,169 ft)
171  Northern Mariana Islands United States unnamed location on Agrihan 965 m (3,166 ft)
172  Hong Kong People's Republic of China Tai Mo Shan 958 m (3,143 ft)
175  Montserrat United Kingdom Chances Peak in the Soufriere Hills volcanic complex 915 m (3,002 ft)
178  Faroe Islands Kingdom of Denmark Slættaratindur 882 m (2,894 ft)
181  French Guiana Overseas France Bellevue de l'Inini 851 m (2,792 ft)
188  Falkland Islands United Kingdom Mount Usborne 705 m (2,313 ft) Claimed by Argentina
190  Mayotte Overseas France Benara 660 m (2,165 ft)
192  Cook Islands New Zealand Te Manga 652 m (2,139 ft)
193  Isle of Man British Crown Dependency Snaefell 621 m (2,037 ft)
196  Wallis and Futuna Overseas France Mont Puke 524 m (1,719 ft)
197  British Virgin Islands United Kingdom Mount Sage 521 m (1,709 ft)
199  United States Virgin Islands United States Crown Mountain 474 m (1,555 ft)
202  Gibraltar United Kingdom Rock of Gibraltar 426 m (1,398 ft)
203  Saint-Martin Overseas France Pic Paradis 424 m (1,391 ft)
204  Guam United States Mount Lamlam 406 m (1,332 ft)
206  Curaçao Kingdom of the Netherlands Christoffelberg 375 m (1,230 ft)
207  Christmas Island Australia Murray Hill 361 m (1,184 ft)
208  Pitcairn Islands United Kingdom Pawala Valley Ridge 347 m (1,138 ft)
210  Sint Maarten Kingdom of the Netherlands Sentry Hill 341 m (1,119 ft)
212  Norfolk Island Australia Mount Bates 319 m (1,047 ft)
218  Saint-Barthélemy Overseas France Morne du Vitet 286 m (938 ft)
221  Saint Pierre and Miquelon Overseas France Morne de la Grande Montagne 240 m (787 ft)
222  Aruba Kingdom of the Netherlands Mount Jamanota 188 m (617 ft)
223  Macau People's Republic of China Coloane Alto 172 m (564 ft)
227  Jersey British Crown Dependency Les Platons 143 m (469 ft)
229  Guernsey British Crown Dependency Le Moulin, Sark 114 m (374 ft)
232  Bermuda United Kingdom Town Hill, Bermuda 76 m (249 ft)
235  Niue New Zealand unnamed location near Mutalau settlement 68 m (223 ft)
236  Anguilla United Kingdom Crocus Hill, near The Valley 65 m (213 ft)
239  Turks and Caicos Islands United Kingdom Blue Hills on the island of Providenciales 49 m (161 ft)
240  Cayman Islands United Kingdom The Bluff on the island of Cayman Brac 43 m (141 ft)
241  British Indian Ocean Territory United Kingdom unnamed location on Diego Garcia 15 m (49 ft)
243  Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia unnamed location 5 m (16 ft)
243  Tokelau New Zealand unnamed location 5 m (16 ft)

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