These countries are those in the world with the highest average topographical elevation of all of the landmasses within their respective borders. Though Himalayan countries top the list, it includes countries from Asia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica, and South America alike.
The Tibetan Plateau, also referred to as the ‘Roof of the World’ is the highest part of China with elevations more than 5,000 feet above sea level. The world’s tallest peak above sea level, the Mount Everest (pictured), also lies at the Sino-Nepal border. Besides these well-known topographical regions, China has high elevations over much of its topography with the average elevation of the country being 6,035 feet above sea level.
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