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Tallest Mountains in the World

The Highest Elevations Above Sea Level on Planet Earth

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Aerial view of Mt. Everest
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The following is a list of the tallest mountains of the world, the peak elevations above sea level on the planet. These ten tallest mountain in the world are all found in the Himalaya. In fact, the fifty tallest mountains in the world are all found in Asia.

1. Mount Everest - China/Nepal - 29,035 feet (8850 meters)

2. K2 - China/Pakistan - 28,251 feet (8611 meters)

3. Kangchenjunga - India/Nepal - 28,169 feet (8586 meters)

4. Lhotse - China/Nepal - 27,939 feet (8516 meters)

5. Makalu - China/Nepal - 27,765 feet (8463 meters)

6. Cho Oyu - China/Nepal - 26,906 feet (8201 meters)

7. Dhaulagiri - Nepal - 26,794 feet (8167 meters)

8. Manaslu - Nepal - 26,781 feet (8163 meters)

9. Nanga Parbat - Pakistan - 26,660 feet (8126 meters)

10. Annapurna I (Annapurna contains six peaks) - Nepal - 26,545 feet (8091 meters)

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