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Extreme points of China

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Extreme points of China

This is a list of the extreme points of China, compared both globally and within the country.


  • Global extreme points in China 1
    • Altitude 1.1
      • Highest attainable by transportation 1.1.1
      • Highest geographical features 1.1.2
    • Remoteness 1.2
  • Country extreme points 2
    • Altitude 2.1
    • Latitude and longitude 2.2
      • Continent 2.2.1
      • Totality of the territory 2.2.2
      • Railway stations 2.2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Global extreme points in China


Highest attainable by transportation

The following are all located partially or completely in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

  • Road (mountain pass): Possibly Semo La 5,565 m (18,258 ft), depending on definition of "attainable by transportation". There may be higher motorable passes in Tibet in areas affected by lack of information and restricted access. See Khardung La, 5,359 m (17,582 ft) for more information.
  • Train: Tanggula Mountain Pass, in the Tanggula Mountains, on the Qinghai–Tibet border 5,072 m (16,640 ft)
  • Airport: Daocheng Yading Airport, Sichuan province 4,411 metres (14,472 ft)[1]

Highest geographical features

The following are all located partially or completely in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

  • Lake: Lhagba Pool on the northeast slopes of Mount Everest, at an altitude of 6,368 metres (20,892 ft).[2]
  • River: One candidate from among many possibilities is the Ating Ho (Ho meaning river), which flows into the Aong Tso (Hagung Tso), a large lake about 6,100 metres (20,013 ft) at its source at . A very large high river is the Yarlung Tsangpo, the Tibetan section of the Brahmaputra River, whose main stem, the Maquan River has its source at about 6,020 metres (19,751 ft) above sea level at .[3]
  • Island: There are a number of islands in the Orba Co lake, which is located at an altitude of 5,209 metres (17,090 ft).[4]


Country extreme points


Latitude and longitude


Totality of the territory

Hainan's southernmost tip (, south-east of Sanya) is the undisputed southernmost point.

Railway stations

. From 19 December 2012, China extended rail service Eastwards to Fuyuan. 17 hours North West of Harbin. Latitude: 48.3639° Longitude: 134.2939°

See also


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