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Territorial Highest points

Inscribed sites which contain the highest point within the jurisdiction of the "State Party" (and thus within its ability to nominate). This includes therefore such points in territories or autonomous zones where these are higher than the highest point in the "main unit" of the country. In some cases exact heights vary in different sources.

For more info see: Peakbagger and Wikipedia list of countries by highest point

The connection belongs to Geography connections.

Connected Sites

  • Air and Téneré: Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès (2,022m): the highest mountain in Niger
  • Blue and John Crow Mountains: Blue Mountain Peak (2256M/ 7402ft) "The nominated property is restricted to higher elevations (850 - 2,256m asl) and the reduction from the previous nomination is, in essence, a focus on the more intact forest areas which are largely correlated with altitude and ruggedness of terrain" (IUCN Evaluation)
  • Central Suriname Nature Reserve: Julianatop, at 1280m the highest peak in Suriname
  • Fujisan: the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m (wiki)
  • Glacier parks: Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada at 5,959 metres (19,551 ft), in Kluane National Park
  • Heard and McDonald Islands: "Big Ben" the summit of Heard Island 2745m/9006 ft (Mt Kosciuszko on "mainland" Australia is only 2229m/7313ft)
  • Huascaran National Park: Huascaran 6746m/22133ft
  • Jeju: Mount Hallasan (part of Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes)
  • Khangchendzonga National Park: The 8586m peak Khangchendzonga is the highest in India
  • Kilimanjaro National Park: Mt Kibo 5895m/19340ft
  • Kinabalu Park: Gunung Kinabalu 4101m/13453ft
  • Lorentz National Park: Puncak Jaya 488m/16024ft
  • Maloti Drakensberg: Mafadi (Nthleledi) 3451m/11322ft (also stated at 3446 and 3450m). NB: some sources cite nearby Thabana Ntlenyana (3482m) as being the highest peak in S Africa but it is just across the border in Lesotho. As is Makheka (3461m).
  • Mount Kenya: 5199m/17057ft
  • Mount Nimba: Mt Nimba (Mont Richard Molard) 1752m/5748 ft. Cote d'Ivoire/Guinea
  • Pico Island: Punta de Pico 2351m/7713ft (Serra de Estrela on mainland Portugal is only 1953/6539ft)
  • Rwenzori Mountains: Mt Stanley (Margherita Peak) 5110m/16765ft. Uganda/DRC
  • Sagarmatha National Park: Sagarmatha/"Mt Everest" 8850m/29028ft (alternatively given as 8848m/29029ft)
  • Saint Catherine Area: Mount Catherine, at 2,629 m (8,625 ft) the highest point in Egypt
  • San Marino and Mount Titano: Mte Titano 739m/2425ft (alternatively given as 755m in Wiki)
  • Simien National Park: Ras Dashan Terara 4533m/14872ft (although not conclusive if it is located within the boundaries of the WHS)
  • Tajik National Park: Ismoil Somoni 7495 m - the highest mountain in Tajikistan
  • Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves: The Costa Rican sector includes Cerro Chirripo "The highest point in Southern Central America" (AB evaluation) at 3820 metres and thus also the highest point in Costa Rica. The original nomination also included the highest point in Panama :- Volcan Baru at 3470M metres (from which it is possible to view both Pacific and Caribbean) but IUCN/WHC required Panama to exclude it for "lack of integrity"
  • Te Wahipounamu: Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching a height of 3,754 metres
  • Teide National Park: Pico de Teide 3718m/12198ft (Mulhacen on mainland Spain is only 3478m/11411ft)
  • Tsodilo: Often given as the highest point in Botswana at 1489m but Otse Hill at 1491 m/4,892 ft is an alternative claimant or nearby Monalanong Hill at 1494m.
  • Vatican City: Unamed "summit" of Vatican Hill 75m/246ft (alternatively given as 50m in Peakbagger)
  • Virunga National Park: Margherita Peak 5109 m (DR Congo) Link
  • Wadi Rum: Jabal Umm ad Dami, in historic Wadi Rum, is the highest mountain in Jordan. Its claimed elevation of 1,854 metres... (wiki)
  • Western Tien-Shan: Khan Tengri 7010m: the highest point in Kazakhstan


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