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  1. The highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest at 29,029 feet (8,848 m). Located in the Himalayas on the international border between Nepal and China.

  2. Mount Elbrus is a dormant volcano and the highest mountain in Europe. It's in the Caucasus Mountains in Southern Russia, which are at the intersection of Europe and Asia.
  3. The highest mountain in the UK is Ben Nevis at 1,345 metres or 4,411 feet. It's in the Grampian Mountains. The second highest mountain in the UK is Ben Macdui.
  4. The highest mountain in England is Scafell Pike in the Lake District.
  5. The highest mountain is Wales is Snowdon. Northern Ireland's is Slieve Donard in the Mourne Mountains.
  6. Mount Vinson is the highest point of Antarctica.
  7. Aconcagua in Argentina is the highest mountain outside of Asia, the highest in both the Southern and Western Hemispheres, and the highest in South America. It's in the Andes.
  8. The highest African mountain is Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, which has three peaks, named Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, of which Kibo is the tallest. Africa's second highest mountain is Mount Kenya.
  9. Denali (also known as Mount McKinley, its former official name) is the highest mountain peak in North America and is located in the Alaskan Range.
  10. The highest peak in the Rocky Mountains is Mount Elbert, located in Colorado.
  11. Aneto is the highest peak in the Pyrenees.
  12. The highest mountain on the Isle of Man is Snaefell.
  13. Chimborazo is the highest point in Ecuador but its location along the equatorial bulge also makes it the farthest point from the center of the Earth.
  14. Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the island of Hawaii mostly underwater (13,796 feet above seal level and 19,700 feet below), when measured from its oceanic base is the tallest mountain in the world.
  15. And finally, the highest mountain and volcano in the Solar System is on Mars and it's called Olympus Mons.

Highest Mountains by Country

  1. Irealand: Carrauntoohil. It's the central peak of the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Ireland's highest mountain range.
  2. Australia: Mount Kosciuszko. Named in 1840 by a Polish explorer in honour of a Polish freedom fighter.
  3. New Zealand: Aoraki or Mount Cook. Aoraki is a Maori word for Mount Cook.
  4. Canada: Mount Logan. It's also the second-highest peak in North America, after Denali.
  5. Japan: Mount Fuji.

  6. South Africa: Mafadi. At a height of 3,450 metres it's the highest mountain in South Africa, but is lower than Thabana Ntlenyana, the highest peak in Lesotho.
  7. France: Mont Blanc. It's also the highest mountain in the Alps.
  8. Greece: Mount Olympus.
  9. Turkey: Mount Ararat.
  10. Italy: Monte Bianco (also accept Mont Blanc).
  11. Spain: Mount Teide, which is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, and not on mainland Spain.
  12. Germany: Zugspitze.
  13. Poland: Rysy.
  14. Pakistan: K2. Which is also the second highest mountain in the world.
  15. China: Mount Everest.

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