Extreme points of China

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

Global extreme points[edit]


Highest attainable by transportation[edit]

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

  • Road (mountain pass): Possibly Semo La[citation needed] 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: Qamdo Bangda Airport, Tibet 4,334 metres (14,219 ft)[1]

Highest geographical features[edit]

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


Country extreme points[edit]


Latitude and longitude[edit]


Totality of the territory[edit]

Hainan's southernmost tip (18°09′33″N 109°34′27″E / 18.15917°N 109.57417°E / 18.15917; 109.57417 (Southernmost point of Chinese territory), south-east of Sanya) is the undisputed southernmost point.

Railway stations[edit]

. From 19 December 2012, China extended rail service Eastwards to Fuyuan. 17 hours North West of Harbin. Latitude: 48.3639° Longitude: 134.2939° http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/19/content_16030755.htm

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Boeing News Release: Boeing 757 Now Serves World's Highest-Altitude Airport". Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  2. ^ "The Highest Lake in the World". Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  3. ^ "The Mystery of World's highest river and largest Canyon". Retrieved 2007-09-07. 
  4. ^ "Island Superlatives". Retrieved 2007-09-07.