List of highest towns by country

This is a list of the highest settlements by country. Only permanent settlements occupied year-round are included. When possible, the highest point in the contiguous year-round settlement is listed, though average heights or the elevations of a central point may also be found.

The elevation of a town or city affects the social and physical arrangement of the place. In many cases, the cold climate in winter necessitates a particular style of house; the type of agriculture practised and the domestic animals kept there are limited; or, the type of work carried on is specialised.

Sovereign, fully recognized countriesEdit

Rank Country Town / city Region / state Height (m) Height (ft) Comment
1   Peru La Rinconada Puno 5,100 16,728 The highest in the world according to National Geographic magazine (May 2003);[1] pop. 30,000. Barrio Rit’ipata, consisting of miners' shacks, is above it.[2]
2   China Tuiwa Tibet Autonomous Region 5,070 16,634
3   Bolivia Santa Barbara Potosí Department 4,770 15,600
4   India Karzok Ladakh 4,570 15,000 Hikkim in Himachal Pradesh has year-round residences from 4330 to 4400 meters. Komic, 2 km to the southeast of Hikkim has residences up to 4530 meters, and Korzok on Tso Moriri has year-round residences from 4525 to 4570 meters.
5   Chile Parinacota Arica-Parinacota 4,400 14,435
6     Nepal Dingboche Khumbu 4,350 14,301 Gorakshep (with an elevation of 5,100 m - 16,728 ft) are lodges near to Mount Everest base camp. Lobuche at 4950 metres, Gokyo at 4750 metres (15,583 ft), and Dughla, at 4593 metres (15,075 ft),[3] are higher, but likely not permanently inhabited as they cater to trekkers during season.
7   Argentina Mina Pirquitas Jujuy Province 4,340 14,240 Mining company town, with up to 673 inhabitants [4]
8   Ethiopia Seqetat Bota Amhara Region 4,207 13,802 Assumed to be the highest village in Africa. https://mapcarta.com/13003624
9   Afghanistan Qarabolaq Wakhan District 4,139 13,579
10   Kyrgyzstan Chatyndy Osh Province 4,013 13,166
11   Bhutan Laya Gasa District 3,820 12,533
12   Tajikistan Murghab Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region 3,650 11,975
13   Mexico Raíces Mexico 3,531 11,919 [1]
14   United States Alma Colorado 3,560 11,680 [2]
15   Venezuela Apartaderos Mérida 3,505 11,502 3,360 m. according to Google Maps.
16   Colombia Vetas Santander 3,350 10,990 [5] 3,230 m. according to Google Maps.
17   Ecuador Papallacta Napo 3,300 10,827 [citation needed] Zumbahua, according to Google Maps is the highest at 3,510 m.
18   Pakistan Shimshal Gilgit-Baltistan 3,200 10,499
19   Guatemala Ixchiguán San Marcos Department 3,185 10,449 highest town in Central America
20   Lesotho Khalahali Mokhotlong District 3,158 10,361
21   Costa Rica Villa Mills Cartago Province 3,100 10,173 Near Cerro de la Muerte, Talamanca Range. Permanent population: 65
22   Yemen Kawkaban Sana'a Governorate 2,931 9,616
23   Indonesia Mulia Papua Province 2,706 8,881
24   Cameroon Ndu Southwest Region 2,611 8,566
25   Eritrea Adi Keyh Debub 2,500 8,202 [citation needed]
26   Iran Fereydunshahr Isfahan Province 2,490 8,169 [6]
27   Russia Kurush Dokuzparinskiy rayon, Dagestan 2,480 8,134 Highest village in Europe[7]
28   Kenya Iten Elgeyo-Marakwet County 2,400 7,874 [citation needed]
29   Azerbaijan Xınalıq Quba Rayon 2,375 7,710 Population: 2,075
30   Georgia Bochorna Akhmeta Municipality 2,345 7,694 population only about 1,[8] so Ushguli is generally seen as the highest 'substantial' village.
31   Morocco Tacheddirt Al Haouz 2,314 7,592
32   Armenia Akhpradzor Gegharkunik 2,293 7,444 Aragats research station with several buildings at 3200m is operating round the year.[9]
33   Rwanda Byumba Northern Province 2,237 7,342
34   Turkey Kapıköy Van 2,220 7,284 Population: 635. Karayazı (population 4,724 in 2010) is situated at 2,450m
35   Andorra Pas de la Casa Encamp 2,219 7,280
36   Italy Trepalle Lombardy 2,209 7,247 Cited as highest parish in Europe by its Tourism board[10]
37   Saudi Arabia Abha Asir 2,200 7,218 population about 680,912
38   Papua New Guinea Wabag Enga Province 2,182 7,162
39   Mongolia Altai Yesönbulag, Govi-Altai 2,181 7,156
41   Syria Rankous Rif Dimashq Governorate 2,150 7,052 Population: 19,900
42    Switzerland Juf Graubünden 2,126 6,973 Village with a population about 24, highest in Europe according to the municipality's (Avers) web page[11]
43   France Saint-Véran Hautes-Alpes 2,040 6,692 Known as the highest commune of France - and the highest commune of Europe,[12]
44   South Africa Dullstroom Mpumalanga 2,019 6,624 [citation needed]
45   Uganda Kabale Western Region 2,000 6,560 [citation needed]
46   Panama Cerro Punta Chiriquí Province 2,000 6,560
47   East Timor Hatu-Builico Ainaro District 2,000 6,560
48   Austria Obergurgl Tyrol 1,930 6,332 Hochgurgl is at 2150m (7,054 feet), but is not recognized as an independent village, but as a part of Obergurgl.
49   Burundi Muramvya Muramvya Province 1,924 6,315
50   Sri Lanka Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya District, Central Province 1,868 6,128
51   Algeria Tazrouk Tazrouk District, Tamanrasset Province 1,827 5,994
52   Kazakhstan Narynkol Almaty Province 1,819 5,971
53   Madagascar Soanindrariny Vakinankaratra 1,817 5,964
54   Somalia Erigavo Sanaag 1,788 5,869
55   Comoros La Convalescence Grande Comore 1,787 5,866
56   Oman Saiq Ad Dakhiliyah Governorate 1,755 5,758
57   Lebanon Bekaa Kafra North Governorate 1,750 5,740 [3]
58   Namibia Windhoek Khomas Region 1,728 5,669
59   Angola Huambo and Lubango Huambo and Huíla 1,721 5,646
60   Honduras La Esperanza Intibucá Department 1,700 5,577
62   Tanzania Mbeya Mbeya Region 1,700 5,577
63   Spain Valdelinares Teruel, Aragon 1,693 5,553 https://web.archive.org/web/20140715174214/http://www.panageos.es/teruel/valdelinares
64   El Salvador Apaneca Ahuachapán Department 1,683 5,523 [13]
65   Canada Lake Louise Alberta 1,661 5,449
66   Djibouti Airolaf Tadjourah Region 1,667 5,468
67   Democratic Republic of the Congo Masisi North Kivu Province 1,651 5,419
68   Zimbabwe Marondera Mashonaland East 1,630 5,348
69   Brazil Campos do Jordão São Paulo 1,628 5,341 [4]
70   Vietnam Sa Pa Lào Cai Province 1,600 5,249
70   Bulgaria Manastir Plovdiv Province 1,600 5,249 Village centre at 1,460 m, highest neighbourhoods reaching above 1,600 m.[5] Chamla in Smolyan Province is higher at ~1,650 m, but uninhabited since the 1980s.[6] Dospat is the highest town in Bulgaria at 1358 m, as it was upgraded to a town status in 1974.
72   Malaysia Brinchang Pahang 1,592 5,226 Kundasang, located in Sabah, is higher (with 1,884 m), but it is a small village of the town of Ranau.
73   Malawi Dedza Central Region 1,590 5,216
74   Egypt Saint Catherine South Sinai Governorate 1,586 5,203
75   Niger Inignaouei Agadez Region, Arlit Department 1,556 5,108
76   Haiti Kenscoff Ouest 1,504 4,934
77   Eswatini Sandlane Manzini District 1,503 4,934
78   Philippines Baguio Benguet 1,500 4,921 There are towns that have higher altitude like Atok (2,200m or 7,400 ft), but among places that have city status Baguio is the highest.
78   Uzbekistan Yangiabad Tashkent Province 1,500 4,921
78   Cape Verde Estância Roque Fogo Island 1,500 4,921
81   Bosnia and Herzegovina Lukomir Herzegovina-Neretva Canton, Konjic municipality 1,495 4,905
82   Australia Cabramurra New South Wales 1,475 4,839 Highest on continent Several ski towns & villages are higher than Cabramurra. The highest town without a ski lift network is Dinner Plain at 1,570 metres
83   Thailand Ban Na Yang Chiang Mai Province 1,467 4,816
84   Montenegro Žabljak Žabljak Municipality 1,456 4,777
85   Greece Seli, Samarina and Aetomilitsa Epirus and Macedonia (Greece) 1,450 4,800
86   Guinea Mali Labé Region 1,441 4,712
87   Burma Taunggyi Shan State 1,436 4,730
88   Liechtenstein Rotenboden Triesenberg 1,416 4,645
89   Cyprus Prodromos Limassol District 1,380 4,528
90   Iraq Penjwin Sulaymaniyah Governorate 1,368 4,491
91   Romania Fundata Braşov County 1,360 4,462 https://m.adevarul.ro/locale/brasov/fundata-cea-mai-inalta-localitate-romania-locul-oamenii-avut-gospodariile-doua-state-diferite-oficial-mai-curat-aer-tara-1_550c69f0448e03c0fdbf3202/index.html]
92   Mozambique Lichinga Niassa Province 1,360 4,462
93   North Korea Samjiyŏn Ryanggang Province 1,356 4,452
94   North Macedonia Kruševo Kruševo Municipality 1,350[14] 4,429 Kruševo is the highest town/ city in North Macedonia. The highest settlement in North Macedonia is Plakje near Ohrid, however it only has a population of 4.
95   Turkmenistan Khodzhai-Fil'ata Lebap Province 1,346 4,416
97   Laos Phongsali Phongsali Province 1,334 4,379
98   Jordan Shoubak Ma'an Governorate 1,330 4,360
99   Botswana Kanye Southern District 1,306 4,288
100   Vanuatu Nokowoula Sanma Province, Espiritu Santo Island 1,291 4,238
101   Zambia Lusaka Lusaka Province 1,279 4,196
102   Germany Feldberg Baden-Württemberg 1,277 4,190 highest German village
103   Nigeria Jos Plateau State 1,238 4,062
104   Norway Finse Western Norway 1,222 4,000
105   Nicaragua San José de Cusmapa Madriz Department 1,184 3,887
106   Dominican Republic Constanza La Vega Province 1,164 3,819 The highest residence situated in Constanza is at 1,330 m above sea level. Jamamucito is higher (1,410 m), but it is a small hamlet pertaining to the village of Jamamu, in the town of Las Placetas, belonging to the city of San José de las Matas.[15]
107   Albania Moscopole Korçë County 1,160 3,806
108   Sudan Kutum North Darfur 1,127 3,700
109   Slovakia Vysoké Tatry Prešov Region 1,125 3,691 Highest elevation settlement of town Vysoké Tatry is Vyšné Hágy with 1,125 m above sea level.[16]
110   Serbia Nova Varoš Zlatibor District 1,111 3,648
112   Chad Aouzou Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Prefecture 1,074 3,526
113   Central African Republic Bocaranga Ouham-Pendé 1,072 3,517
114   Croatia Begovo Razdolje Primorje–Gorski Kotar County 1,060 3,478 Reference:[17] Note: The meteorological station at Zavižan is located at an altitude of 1,594 metres (5,230 ft), and is staffed round the clock by a family from a nearby village, but is not legally considered a settlement.[18]
115   Portugal Guarda Guarda District 1,056 3,464 Penhas da Saúde, Covilhã Municipality, is higher (at 1,500 m), but it is a small village.
117   Czech Republic Boží Dar Karlovy Vary Region 1,028 3,372
118   Tunisia Thala Kasserine Governorate 1,017 3,337
119   Poland Ząb Lesser Poland Voivodeship 1,013 3,326 [citation needed]
119   Equatorial Guinea Moka Bioko Island 1,013 3,326
122   São Tomé and Príncipe M. Vilela São Tomé Island 991 3,254
123   Belize Baldy Beacon Cayo District 978 3,211
124   Slovenia Zgornje Jezersko Carinthia 973 3,195
125   Israel Beit Jann Northern District 940 3,084
126   Gabon Ndindi Ngounié Province 932 3,061
127   Ukraine Yasinia Zakarpattia Oblast, Rakhiv Raion 931 3,054
128   Solomon Islands Kamanjikoko Guadalcanal Province 913 2,998
129   Sierra Leone Dawule Northern Province 890 2,923
130   Japan Fujikawaguchiko Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture 875 2,874
131   Samoa Afiamalu Upolu Island 863 2,834
132   Cambodia Phumi Popok Vil Kampot Province 842 2,765
133   Sweden Högvålen Härjedalen 835 2,739
134   South Sudan Torit Eastern Equatoria 829 2,723
135   New Zealand National Park Village Manawatū-Whanganui region 825 2,706 [7] Population:174
136   Hungary Mátraszentimre Heves County 810 2,657 [19]
137   Republic of the Congo Edzouanseke Plateaux Department 803 2,637 [citation needed]
138   Togo Sadomé Plateaux Region 798 2,621
139   Fiji Navai Viti Levu 738 2,424
141   Libya Gharyan Jabal al Gharbi District 700 2,296
142   Ghana Amedzofe Volta Region 677 2,224
143   San Marino City of San Marino Castello della Città di San Marino 675 2,215
144   Trinidad and Tobago Brasso Seco Tunapuna–Piarco 673 2,211
145   Liberia Saniquellie Nimba County 671 2,204
146   Paraguay Pedro Juan Caballero Amambay 670 2,201
147   Belgium Rocherath Liège 650 2,133 [8]
147   South Korea Taebaek Gangwon-do 650 2,133
149   Jamaica Mandeville Manchester Parish 628 2,061
150   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Fancy Saint Vincent Island 612 2,007
151   Guyana Ipichau Potaro-Siparuni 611 2,004
152   Mali Sadegue Mopti Region 604 1,984
154   Côte d'Ivoire Biankouma Biankouma Department 600 1,971
155   United Arab Emirates Masafi Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah 567 1,863
158   Finland Kilpisjärvi Lapland 490 1,607 excursionmap.fi
159   Mauritania Zouérat Tiris Zemmour Region 488 1,604
161   Federated States of Micronesia Pwoaipwoai Pohnpei 478 1,571
162   Cuba Yateras Guantánamo Province 470 1,542
163   Iceland Möðrudalur Eastern Region 469 1,539
163   Luxembourg Troisvierges Clervaux 469 1,539
165   United Kingdom
Flash Staffordshire, England 463 1,519 Verified by Ordnance Survey
166   Burkina Faso Diali Cascades Region 456 1,499
167   Saint Lucia Migny Soufrière Quarter 454 1,492
168   Benin Aledjo-Koura Donga Department 451 1,482
169   Mauritius Curepipe Plaines Wilhems District 446 1,466
170   Suriname Anapi Sipaliwini District 398 1,309
172   Grenada Constantine Saint George Parish 396 1,302
174   Moldova Bălăneşti Nisporeni District 324 1,066
175   Uruguay Santa Clara de Olimar Treinta y Tres Department 320 1,050
176   Barbados White Hill Saint Andrew Parish 304 1,000
177   Ireland Glencullen County Dublin 300[20] 980
179   Malta Dingli Malta Island, Western District 250 820
183   Bangladesh Rulkippara Chittagong Division 237 780
185   Lithuania Švenčionys Utena County 230 755
186   Guinea-Bissau Bolabá Gabú Region 226 744
187   Belarus Lahojsk Minsk Region 220 725
188   Latvia Alūksne Vidzeme 217 712 List of highest towns in Latvia
190   Brunei Rumah Supon Tutong District 203 669
191   Netherlands Vaals Limburg 198 650
192   Tonga Pangai 'Eua Island 184 606
193   Kuwait Wafra Al Ahmadi Governorate 168 554
195   Palau Ngatpang Ngatpang State, Babeldaob Island 162 534
196   Denmark Ejer Region Midtjylland 160 520 [9]
197   Senegal Nepen Diakha Kédougou Region 153 502
198   Estonia Otepää Valga County 152 499 [citation needed]
204    Vatican City Vatican City 75 246
205   Qatar Umm Bab Jariyan al Batnah 68 226
207   Bahrain Awali Awali Municipality 62 206
208   The Gambia Bani Upper River Division, Kantora District 50 164
209   Nauru Uaboe Uaboe District 35 118
210   The Bahamas Freeport Grand Bahama, Freeport District 10 36
212   Dominica None 0 0
212   Saint Kitts and Nevis None 0 0
212   Seychelles None 0 0
212   Antigua and Barbuda None 0 0
212   Singapore None 0 0
212   Monaco None 0 0
212   Kiribati None 0 0
212   Marshall Islands None 0 0
212   Tuvalu None 0 0
212   Maldives None 0 0

Countries with disputed sovereigntyEdit

Rank Country Claimant Town / City Region / State Height (m) Height (ft) Comment
40   South Ossetia   Georgia Leti Dzau district 2,179 7,152
59   Kosovo   Serbia Restelica District of Prizren, Dragaš Municipality 1,717 5,636
110   Taiwan   China Wutai Pingtung County 1,075 3,530
116   Abkhazia   Georgia Pskhu Sukhumi District 1,047 3,438
121   Palestinian territories   Israel Halhul Hebron Governorate 1,004 3,297
160   Western Sahara   Morocco Hasi Chor Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira 483 1,584

Dependent countries and overseas territoriesEdit

This section includes all countries and territories that are listed by ISO 3166-1 but not listed in the above sections.

Rank Country Mother country Settlement Region / State Height (m) Height (ft) Comment
95   Réunion   France Hell-Bourg Salazie Commune 1,344 4,412
140   Puerto Rico   United States Aibonito San Juan–Caguas–Guaynabo metropolitan area 731 2,401
153   Martinique   France Le Morne-Vert Le Morne-Vert Commune 601 1,975
156   Greenland   Denmark Illorsuit Qaasuitsup 548 1,801
157   Guadeloupe   France Saint-Claude Saint-Claude Commune 544 1,788
171   Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha   United Kingdom Longwood Saint Helena, Longwood District 397 1,305
173   United States Virgin Islands   United States Dorothea and Resolution Saint Thomas 371 1,220
178   American Samoa   United States A'oloau Tutuila 264 869
179   Mayotte   France Vahibé Commune of Mamoudzou 250 820
179   New Caledonia   France Farino South Province 250 820
182   Montserrat   United Kingdom Saint John's Northern Zone 239 787
184   French Guiana   France Saül Arrondissement of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni 230 757
187   Christmas Island   Australia Drumsite 219 721
189   Northern Mariana Islands   United States Capital Hill Saipan 214 705
199   Isle of Man   United Kingdom Foxdale Glenfaba sheading 151 498
200   Guam   United States Santa Rita 131 433
201   Aruba   Kingdom of the Netherlands Shiribana 127 419
203   Svalbard   Norway Nybyen Spitsbergen 100 300
206   Curaçao   Netherlands Sint Willibrordus 67 223
211   South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands   United Kingdom Grytviken South Georgia Island 3 10
212   French Polynesia   France None 0 0
212   Hong Kong   China None 0 0
212   Faroe Islands   Denmark None 0 0
212   Falkland Islands   United Kingdom None 0 0 Claimed by Argentina
212   Cook Islands   New Zealand None 0 0
212   Wallis and Futuna   France None 0 0
212   British Virgin Islands   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   Gibraltar   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   Saint-Martin   France None 0 0
212   Pitcairn Islands   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   Sint Maarten   Netherlands None 0 0
212   Norfolk Island   Australia None 0 0
212   Saint-Barthélemy   France None 0 0
212   Saint Pierre and Miquelon   France None 0 0
212   Macau   China None 0 0
212   Jersey   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   Guernsey   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   Bermuda   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   Niue   New Zealand None 0 0
212   Anguilla   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   Turks and Caicos Islands   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   Cayman Islands   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   British Indian Ocean Territory   United Kingdom None 0 0
212   Cocos (Keeling) Islands   Australia None 0 0
212   Tokelau   New Zealand None 0 0
  Antarctica None, territorial claims There are no towns, cities, villages or permanent settlements in Antarctica; only research stations.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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  7. ^ http://www.bibliotekar.ru/divo/31-75.htm
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  14. ^ Information about Krusevo on travel2macedonia.com.mk
  15. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/place/19%C2%B008'41.0%22N+70%C2%B057'07.0%22W/@19.1397961,-70.9531778,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0!5m1!1e4?hl=en
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