Highest Mountains in the World

Tallest Points on Each Continent

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Highest Mountain in the World (and Asia)
Everest, Nepal-China: 29,035 feet / 8850 meters

Highest Mountain in Africa
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania: 19,340 feet / 5895 meters

Highest Mountain in Antarctica
Vinson Massif: 16,066 feet / 4897 meters

Highest Mountain in Australia
Kosciusko: 7310 feet / 2228 meters

Highest Mountain in Europe
Elbrus, Russia (Caucasus): 18,510 feet / 5642 meters

Highest Mountain in Western Europe
Mont Blanc, France-Italy: 15,771 feet / 4807 meters

Highest Mountain in Oceania
Puncak Jaya, New Guinea: 16,535 feet / 5040 meters

Highest Mountain in North America
McKinley (Denali), Alaska: 20,320 feet / 6194 meters

Highest Mountain in the 48 Contiguous United States
Whitney, California: 14,494 feet / 4418 meters

Highest Mountain in South America
Aconcagua, Argentina: 22,834 feet / 6960 meters

Lowest Point in the World (and Asia)
Dead Sea shore, Israel-Jordan: 1369 feet / 417.5 meters below sea level

Lowest Point in Africa
Lake Assal, Djibouti: 512 feet / 156 meters below sea level

Lowest Point in Australia
Lake Eyre: 52 feet / 12 meters below sea level

Lowest Point in Europe
Caspian Sea shore, Russia-Iran-Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan: 92 feet / 28 meters below sea level

Lowest Point in Western Europe
Tie: Lemmefjord, Denmark and Prins Alexander Polder, Netherlands: 23 feet / 7 meters below sea level

Lowest Point in North America
Death Valley, California: 282 feet / 86 meters below sea level

Lowest Point in South America
Laguna del Carbon (located between Puerto San Julian and Comandante Luis Piedra Buena in the province of Santa Cruz): 344 feet / 105 meters below sea level

Lowest Point in Antarctica
The Bentley Subglacial Trench is approximately 2540 meters (8,333 feet) below sea level but is covered with ice; if Antarctica's ice were to melt, exposing the trench, it would be covered by sea so it is a quasi-lowest point and if one ignores the reality of the ice, it is the lowest point "on land" on the earth.

Deepest Point in the World (and the deepest in theĀ Pacific Ocean)
Challenger Deep, Mariana Trench, Western Pacific Ocean: -36,070 feet / -10,994 meters

Deepest Point in the Atlantic Ocean
Puerto Rico Trench: -28,374 feet / -8648 meters

Deepest Point in the Arctic Ocean
Eurasia Basin: -17,881 feet / -5450 meters

Deepest Point in the Indian Ocean
Java Trench: -23,376 feet / -7125 meters

Deepest Point in the Southern Ocean
Southern end of the South Sandwich Trench: -23,736 feet / -7235 meters

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