Extreme points of North America

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North America

This is a list of the extreme points of North America: the points that are highest and lowest, and farther north, south, east or west than any other location on the continent. Some of these points are debatable, given the varying definitions of North America.

North America and surrounding islands[edit]

Continental North America[edit]

Highest points[edit]

Lowest points[edit]

Other points[edit]

Islands[edit]

Lakes[edit]

Rivers[edit]

Extreme points of North American countries[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The summit of Mount McKinley is the highest point of the Alaska Range, the State of Alaska, the United States of America, and all of greater North America. Mount McKinley is the third most prominent summit on earth.
  2. ^ "Mount McKinley". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Pico de Orizaba is the highest point of Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla, Estado Libre y Soberano de Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, and all of México
  4. ^ "Pico de Orizaba". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ The summit of Grays Peak is the highest point of the Front Range and the Continental Divide of North America.
  6. ^ "Grays Peak". NGS Station Datasheet. United States National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Grays Peak". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ The summit elevation of Grays Peak includes an adjustment of +1.881 m (+6.2 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  9. ^ Volcán Tajumulco is the highest point of the Republic of Guatemala and all of Central America. Volcán Tajumulco is the southernmost and easternmost 4000 m (13,123-foot) summit of North America
  10. ^ "Volcán Tajumulco". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  11. ^ Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest point on the Island of Greenland, Kalaallit Nunaat, the Kingdom of Denmark, and the entire Arctic
  12. ^ "Gunnbjørn Fjeld". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  13. ^ North America commonly excludes the Hawaiian Islands which are considered to be part of Polynesia. Mauna Kea 19°49′14″N 155°28′5″W / 19.82056°N 155.46806°W / 19.82056; -155.46806 (Mauna Kea) on the Island of Hawaiʻi is the highest summit of the Hawaiian Islands and the entire Pacific Ocean at 4205 m (13,796 feet).
  14. ^ Pico Duarte is the highest point on the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic, and all the islands of the Caribbean Sea
  15. ^ "Pico Duarte". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  16. ^ Furnace Creek in Death Valley, California, United States set the world record for the highest reliably reported ambient air temperature of 134°F (56.7°C) on July 10, 1913. This record has been eclipsed only once by a questionable reading of 136°F (57.8°C) recorded in 'Aziziya, Libya, on September 13, 1922.

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Coordinates: 48°10′N 100°10′W / 48.167°N 100.167°W / 48.167; -100.167 (North America)