List of highest towns by country

This is a list of the highest settlements by country. Many of these are too small to be regarded as towns or cities. 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 settlement 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 countries

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  Afghanistan Qarabolaq Wakhan District 4,139 13,579
9  Kyrgyzstan Chatyndy Osh Province 4,013 13,166
10  Bhutan Laya Gasa District 3,820 12,533
11  Ethiopia Amaras[citation needed] Amhara Region 3,728 12,230
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 Khınalıg Guba District 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 Also is the capital and largest city of the country. (286,000 people)
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 Ndūng Ngid, situated in the Wa State, is a small town at an elevation of 2,235 m (7,333 ft). Area not controlled by the Burmese government. [7][8][9]
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 Brașov 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 [10] 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 [11]
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
157  Finland Kilpisjärvi Lapland 490 1,607 excursionmap.fi
158  Mauritania Zouérat Tiris Zemmour Region 488 1,604
160  Federated States of Micronesia Pwoaipwoai Pohnpei 478 1,571
161  Cuba Yateras Guantánamo Province 470 1,542
162  Iceland Möðrudalur Eastern Region 469 1,539
162  Luxembourg Troisvierges Clervaux 469 1,539
164  United Kingdom
Flash Staffordshire, England 463 1,519 Verified by Ordnance Survey
165  Burkina Faso Diali Cascades Region 456 1,499
166  Saint Lucia Migny Soufrière Quarter 454 1,492
167  Benin Aledjo-Koura Donga Department 451 1,482
168  Mauritius Curepipe Plaines Wilhems District 446 1,466
169  Suriname Anapi Sipaliwini District 398 1,309
171  Grenada Constantine Saint George Parish 396 1,302
173  Moldova Bălănești Nisporeni District 324 1,066
174  Uruguay Santa Clara de Olimar Treinta y Tres Department 320 1,050
175  Barbados White Hill Saint Andrew Parish 304 1,000
176  Ireland Glencullen County Dublin 300[20] 980
178  Malta Dingli Malta Island, Western District 250 820
182  Bangladesh Rulkippara Chittagong Division 237 780
184  Lithuania Švenčionys Utena County 230 755
185  Guinea-Bissau Bolabá Gabú Region 226 744
186  Belarus Lahojsk Minsk Region 220 725
187  Latvia Alūksne Vidzeme 217 712 List of highest towns in Latvia
189  Brunei Rumah Supon Tutong District 203 669
190  Netherlands Vaals Limburg 198 650
191  Tonga Pangai 'Eua Island 184 606
192  Kuwait Wafra Al Ahmadi Governorate 168 554
194  Palau Ngatpang Ngatpang State, Babeldaob Island 162 534
195  Denmark Ejer Region Midtjylland 160 520 [12]
196  Senegal Nepen Diakha Kédougou Region 153 502
197  Estonia Otepää Valga County 152 499 [citation needed]
203   Vatican City Vatican City 75 246
204  Qatar Umm Bab Jariyan al Batnah 68 226
206  Bahrain Awali Awali Municipality 62 206
207  The Gambia Bani Upper River Division, Kantora District 50 164
208  Nauru Uaboe Uaboe District 35 118
209  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 sovereignty

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
159  Western Sahara  Morocco Hasi Chor Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira 483 1,584

Dependent countries and overseas territories

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  Guadeloupe  France Saint-Claude Saint-Claude Commune 544 1,788
170  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha  United Kingdom Longwood Saint Helena, Longwood District 397 1,305
172  United States Virgin Islands  United States Dorothea and Resolution Saint Thomas 371 1,220
177  American Samoa  United States A'oloau Tutuila 264 869
178  Mayotte  France Vahibé Commune of Mamoudzou 250 820
178  New Caledonia  France Farino South Province 250 820
181  Montserrat  United Kingdom Saint John's Northern Zone 239 787
183  French Guiana  France Saül Arrondissement of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni 230 757
186  Christmas Island  Australia Drumsite 219 721
188  Northern Mariana Islands  United States Capital Hill Saipan 214 705
198  Isle of Man  United Kingdom Foxdale Glenfaba sheading 151 498
199  Guam  United States Santa Rita 131 433
200  Aruba  Kingdom of the Netherlands Shiribana 127 419
202  Svalbard  Norway Nybyen Spitsbergen 100 300
205  Curaçao  Netherlands Sint Willibrordus 67 223
209  Cayman Islands  United Kingdom Bodden Town Bodden Town district 10 30
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  British Indian Ocean Territory  United Kingdom None 0 0
212  Cocos (Keeling) Islands  Australia None 0 0
212  Tokelau  New Zealand None 0 0
212  Greenland  Denmark None 0 0
 Antarctica None, territorial claims There are no towns, cities, villages or permanent settlements in Antarctica; only research stations.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "The Real Price of Gold"
  2. ^ William Finnegan (April 20, 2015). "Tears of the Sun The gold rush at the top of the world". No. The New Yorker. Retrieved April 13, 2015. I followed Ilasaca past many tiny huts of shiny corrugated tin—dirt-floored worker housing in a bare-bones encampment known as Barrio Rit'ipata.
  3. ^ Bezruchka, Stephen (1985). A guide to trekking in Nepal. Mountaineers. p. 218. ISBN 978-0-89886-094-8. Retrieved 13 May 2012.
  4. ^ http://www.silverstandard.com/_resources/pirquitas_technical_report.PDF p. 187
  5. ^ http://www.vetas-santander.gov.co/nuestromunicipio.shtml?apc=mIxx-1-&m=f#geografia[permanent dead link] Vetas municipality geographical information in Spanish
  6. ^ "Fereydunshahr, Iran Page" (online). Global Gazetteer Version 2.2. Retrieved 9 October 2011. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  7. ^ "Поселения человека. Города - самые самые.... РУССКАЯ КНИГА РЕКОРДОВ И ДОСТИЖЕНИЙ".
  8. ^ Bochorna – new highest settlement in Europe with only one resident
  9. ^ "Research Stations - Cosmic Ray Division". crd.yerphi.am. Retrieved 2019-07-20.
  10. ^ Livigno Tourist Office Archived 2012-09-09 at archive.today www.livigno.eu
  11. ^ Gemeinde Avers Archived 2017-02-23 at the Wayback Machine Avers official commune website (German)
  12. ^ Page 505, Chapter Hautes Alpes, book France, Collection Guide vert, publisher Le Michelin, 2009
  13. ^ Discover Cuscatlan Archived 2010-05-05 at the Wayback Machine El Salvador Multi-Sport Tour, retrieved 2011-09-29.
  14. ^ Information about Krusevo on travel2macedonia.com.mk
  15. ^ "Google Maps".
  16. ^ "Vyšné Hágy (1125m)". kamnahory.sk. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  17. ^ Ostroški, Ljiljana, ed. (December 2015). Statistički ljetopis Republike Hrvatske 2015 [Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia 2015] (PDF). Statistical Yearbook of the Republic of Croatia (in Croatian and English). Vol. 47. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. p. 51. ISSN 1333-3305. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  18. ^ "Climate". Northern Velebit National Park. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Mátraszentimre", Wikipédia (in Hungarian), 2020-07-12, retrieved 2020-11-19
  20. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland: Public Map Viewer Archived 2012-08-29 at the Wayback Machine (centered on Glencullen)
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