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This is a list of the
extreme points of , the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location on the The Americas continent. The continent's southernmost point is often said to be Cape Horn, which is the southernmost point of the Chilean islands. The Americas cross 134° of longitude east to west and 124° of latitude north to south.
The Americas including islands [ edit ]
The continent of the Americas [ edit ]
Highest points [ edit ]
Aconcagua, [2 ] [3 ] Mendoza, Argentina — highest summit of the 32°39′12″S 70°0′40″W / 32.65333°S 70.01111°W Western and Southern Hemispheres at 6961 m (22,838 feet)
Mount McKinley ( Denali), [4 ] [5 ] Alaska, United States — highest summit of 63°4′10″N 151°0′26″W / 63.06944°N 151.00722°W North America at 6194 m (20,320 feet)
Volcán Tajumulco, [6 ] [7 ] San Marcos, Guatemala — highest summit of 15°2′37″N 91°54′12″W / 15.04361°N 91.90333°W Central America at 4220 m (13,845 feet)
Gunnbjørn Fjeld, [8 ] [9 ] Sermersooq, Island of Greenland, Greenland — highest island summit and highest summit of all the 68°55′10″N 29°53′55″W / 68.91944°N 29.89861°W Arctic at 3694 m (12,119 feet)
Pico Duarte, [10 ] [11 ] Dominican Republic, Hispaniola — highest summit of the 19°1′23″N 70°59′53″W / 19.02306°N 70.99806°W Caribbean at 3175 m (10,417 feet)
Lowest points [ edit ]
Laguna del Carbón, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina — lowest lake and lowest surface point at −105 m (−344 feet) 49°34′34″S 68°21′5″W / 49.57611°S 68.35139°W
Badwater Basin, Death Valley, California, United States — lowest surface point of 36°14′23″N 116°50′5″W / 36.23972°N 116.83472°W North America at −86 m (−282 feet)
Furnace Creek Airport, California, United States — lowest airfield at −64 m (−210 feet) 36°27′50″N 116°52′53″W / 36.46389°N 116.88139°W
Furnace Creek, [12 ] California, United States — lowest settlement at −58 m (−190 feet) 36°27′29″N 116°52′15″W / 36.45806°N 116.87083°W
Calipatria, California, United States — lowest city at −56 m (−184 feet) 33°07′32″N 115°30′51″W / 33.12556°N 115.51417°W
Lago Enriquillo, Dominican Republic, Hispaniola — lowest lake on an island and lowest surface point on an ocean island on Earth at −27 m (−89 feet) 18°30′N 71°35′W / 18.500°N 71.583°W
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States — lowest city over 250,000 population with an average elevation of −0.5 m (−1.5 feet) 29°58′N 90°03′W / 29.967°N 90.050°W
Isthmus of Rivas, Rivas, Nicaragua — lowest pass between 12°1′N 86°27′W / 12.017°N 86.450°W Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean on the Continental Divide of the Americas at 56 m (184 feet)
Great Slave Lake bottom, Northwest Territories, Canada — lowest fresh water point at −458 m (−1,503 feet) 61°40′N 114°00′W / 61.667°N 114.000°W
Other point [ edit ]
Islands [ edit ]
Island of Greenland — most extensive island on Earth at 2,130,800 km 68°55′10″N 29°53′55″W / 68.91944°N 29.89861°W 2 (822,700 square miles) and tallest island of Western Hemisphere at 3694 m (12,119 feet)
Island of Cuba — most extensive island of the 21°30′N 80°0′W / 21.500°N 80.000°W Caribbean at 104,556 km 2 (40,369 square miles)
Hispaniola — tallest island of the 19°1′23″N 70°59′53″W / 19.02306°N 70.99806°W Caribbean at 3175 m (10,417 feet) and second most extensive island of the Caribbean at 76,480 km 2 (29,529 square miles)
Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada — most extensive lake island on Earth at 2,766 km 45°46′N 82°12′W / 45.767°N 82.200°W 2 (1,068 square miles)
Lake Superior, Canada and the United States — most voluminous lake in 47°45′N 87°30′W / 47.750°N 87.500°W Western Hemisphere at 11,600 km 3 (2,800 cubic miles)
Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories, Canada — deepest lake in 61°40′N 114°00′W / 61.667°N 114.000°W Western Hemisphere at 614 m (2,014 feet)
Lake Michigan–Huron, Canada and the United States — most extensive lake in 45°49′N 84°45′W / 45.817°N 84.750°W Western Hemisphere and the most extensive fresh water lake on Earth at 117,702 km 2 (45,445 square miles)
Nettilling Lake on Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada — most extensive lake on an island on Earth at 5,066 km 66°30′N 70°50′W / 66.500°N 70.833°W 2 (1,956 square miles)
Lake Manitou on Manitoulin Island in Lake Michigan–Huron, Ontario, Canada — most extensive lake on an island in a lake on Earth at 104 km 45°46′42″N 81°59′30″W / 45.77833°N 81.99167°W 2 (40 square miles)
Amazon Basin of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, and Venezuela — most extensive 0°10′S 49°0′W / 0.167°S 49.000°W river basin on Earth at 7,050,000 km 2 (2,720,000 square miles)
Mississippi Basin of Canada and the United States — most extensive river basin of 29°9′4″N 89°15′12″W / 29.15111°N 89.25333°W North America at 2,981,076 km 2 (1,151,000 square miles)
Amazon River of Peru, Colombia, and Brazil — longest river in 0°10′S 49°0′W / 0.167°S 49.000°W Western Hemisphere at 6,400 km (4,000 miles) and the most profuse river on Earth with an average flow of 209,000 m 3s −1 (55 million gallons per second)
Mississippi River of the United States — longest 29°9′4″N 89°15′12″W / 29.15111°N 89.25333°W Gulf of Mexico main stem river at 3,544 km (2,202 miles)
Yukon River of Canada and the United States — longest 62°35′55″N 164°47′40″W / 62.59861°N 164.79444°W Bering Sea main stem river at 3,185 km (1,979 miles)
Nelson River of Manitoba, Canada — longest 57°5′5″N 92°30′8″W / 57.08472°N 92.50222°W Hudson Bay main stem river at 2,575 km (1,600 miles)
Colorado River of the United States and Mexico — longest 31°48′57″N 114°48′22″W / 31.81583°N 114.80611°W Gulf of California main stem river at 2,330 km (1,450 miles)
Columbia River of Canada and the United States — longest 46°14′39″N 124°3′29″W / 46.24417°N 124.05806°W Pacific Ocean main stem river at 2,000 km (1,243 miles)
Mackenzie River of the Northwest Territories, Canada — longest 68°56′23″N 136°10′22″W / 68.93972°N 136.17278°W Arctic Ocean main stem river at 1,738 km (1,080 miles)
Rio Magdalena of Colombia — longest 11°7′N 74°51′W / 11.117°N 74.850°W Caribbean Sea main stem river at 1,528 km (949 miles)
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ According to the International Date Line
^ The summit of Aconcagua is the highest point of Andes, Argentina, South America, and all of the Americas. Mount Aconcagua is the second most prominent summit on Earth.
^ "Aconcagua". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com . Retrieved September 8, 2012.
^ 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.
^ "Mount McKinley". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com . Retrieved September 8, 2012.
^ 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
^ "Volcán Tajumulco". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com . Retrieved January 11, 2010.
^ Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest point on the Island of Greenland, Kalaallit Nunaat, the Kingdom of Denmark, and the entire Arctic
^ "Gunnbjørn Fjeld". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com . Retrieved September 8, 2012.
^ Pico Duarte is the highest point on the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic, and all the islands of the Caribbean Sea
^ "Pico Duarte". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com . Retrieved January 2, 2010.
^ 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.
External links [ edit ]