Monday, September 15, 2008

Highest mountains

People used to think that Kangchenjunga was the world’s highest mountain. Then the great Trgnometrical survey of India was completed, which measured all the country’s land features. The survey showed that Everest was the world’s highest mountain. The mountain name was suggested in 1865 as a tribute to sir George Everest, the surveyor general of India, who had led the survey.

Mountain

Location

Height(m)

1. Everest

Nepal

8,850

2. K2

Pakistan/china

8,607

3. Kangchenjunga

Nepal/India

8,598

4. Lhotse

Nepal/china

8,511

5. Makalu

Nepal/china

8,481

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