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Highest Mountain Peaks on each Continent of the EarthHighest Mountain Peaks

Most of the highest mountains in the world are located in Asia as part of the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges so let’s check out our list of the highest mountain peaks on each continent of the Earth. What is the highest mountain in North America? How about Europe? The height measurements are in metres and feet above sea level. For more information on mountains, take a look at our list of the top ten highest mountains in the world.

 

Highest Mountains on each Continent of the Earth

Mountain name
Metres
Feet
Country
Continent
Mount Everest
8848
29029
Nepal, China
Asia
Aconcagua
6962
22841
Argentina
South America
Mount McKinley
6194
20320
USA
North America
Mount Kilimanjaro
5892
19340
Tanzania
Africa
Mount Elbrus
5642
18510
Russia
Europe
Vinson Massif
4892
16050
NA
Antarctica
Puncak Jaya*
4884
16024
Indonesia
Australasia

*Puncak Jaya is situated in the Papua province of Indonesia but it lies on the Australian continental shelf. Using a political definition, the highest mountain on the continent of Australasia would be Mt Wilhelm (Papua New Guinea, 4509 m, 14793 ft). For reference, the highest mountain in the country of Australia is Mt Kosciuszko (2228 m, 7310 ft) while in New Zealand it is Mt Cook / Aoraki (3754 m, 12316 ft).

 

 

 

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