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Lowest Points on Land

The Lowest Places Below Sea Level on Each Continent

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Lowest Points on Land

Death Valley, California.

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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.

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