List of African countries by highest point

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Sovereign, fully recognized countries[edit]

Rank
Country
Highest point
Elevation
Notes
1  Tanzania Mount Kilimanjaro 5,892 m (19,331 ft) Highest point in Africa.
2  Kenya Batian on Mount Kenya 5,199 m (17,057 ft)
3  Democratic Republic of the Congo Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m (16,765 ft)
4  Uganda Margherita Peak on Mount Stanley 5,110 m (16,765 ft)
35  Ethiopia Ras Dejen 4,550 m (14,928 ft)[1]
36  Rwanda Mount Karisimbi 4,519 m (14,826 ft)
41  Morocco Jbel Toubkal 4,165 m (13,665 ft)
45  Cameroon Fako on Mount Cameroon 4,040 m (13,255 ft)[1]
56  Lesotho Thabana Ntlenyana 3,482 m (11,424 ft)
58  South Africa Mafadi 3,450 m (11,319 ft)
59  Chad Emi Koussi 3,445 m (11,302 ft)[1]
60  South Sudan Kinyeti 3,187 m (10,456 ft)
66  Sudan Deriba Caldera 3,042 m (9,980 ft)
67  Eritrea Emba Soira 3,018 m (9,902 ft)
68  Equatorial Guinea Pico Basile 3,008 m (9,869 ft)
69  Algeria Mount Tahat 3,003 m (9,852 ft)
70  Malawi Sapitwa (Mulanje Massif) 3,002 m (9,849 ft)
81  Madagascar Maromokotro 2,876 m (9,436 ft)
84  Cape Verde Mount Fogo 2,829 m (9,281 ft)
93  Burundi south east of Mount Heha 2,684 m (8,806 ft)[1]
97  Egypt Mount Catherine 2,629 m (8,625 ft)
98  Angola Morro de Môco 2,620 m (8,596 ft)
99  Namibia Konigstein 2,606 m (8,550 ft)
101  Zimbabwe Mount Nyangani 2,592 m (8,504 ft)
101  Somalia Mount Shimbiris 2,460 m (8,071 ft)
111  Nigeria Chappal Waddi 2,419 m (7,936 ft)
115  Zambia unnamed location in Mafinga Hills 2,329 m (7,641 ft)
116  Libya Bikku Bitti 2,267 m (7,438 ft)
126  Djibouti Mousa Ali 2,028 m (6,654 ft)
127  São Tomé and Príncipe Pico de São Tomé 2,024 m (6,640 ft)
128  Niger Mont Idoukal-n-Taghès 2,022 m (6,634 ft)
132  Sierra Leone Mount Bintumani (Loma Mansa) 1,948 m (6,391 ft)
135  Swaziland Emlembe 1,862 m (6,109 ft)
141  Côte d'Ivoire Mont Nimba 1,752 m (5,748 ft)
141  Guinea Mont Nimba 1,752 m (5,748 ft)
146  Tunisia Jebel ech Chambi 1,544 m (5,066 ft)
147  Botswana Otse Hill 1,491 m (4,892 ft)[2]
150  Liberia Mount Wuteve 1,440 m (4,724 ft)[1]
151  Central African Republic Mont Ngaoui 1,420 m (4,659 ft)
160  Mali Hombori Tondo 1,155 m (3,789 ft)
162  Gabon Mont Bengoué 1,070 m (3,510 ft)[3]
167  Republic of the Congo Mont Nabeba 1,020 m (3,346 ft)
169  Togo Mont Agou 986 m (3,235 ft)
175  Mauritania Kediet ej Jill 915 m (3,002 ft)
187  Burkina Faso Tena Kourou 749 m (2,457 ft)
191  Benin Mont Sokbaro 658 m (2,159 ft)
194  Senegal unnamed feature near Nepen Diakha 581 m (1,906 ft)
216  Guinea-Bissau unnamed location in the northeast corner of the country 300 m (984 ft)
238  The Gambia unnamed location 53 m (174 ft)
246  Maldives unnamed location on Villingili Island 2 m (7 ft)

Countries with disputed sovereignty[edit]

Rank
Country
Claimant
Highest point
Height
Notes
200  Western Sahara  Morocco unnamed location 463 m (1,519 ft)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • CIA World Factbook 2006 (items marked * have been amended, see [1] for supporting documentation). Both this list and the CIA list may contain further errors. Despite the claim by the CIA that their list was updated in July 2006, none of the errors listed on the talk page have been corrected.
  • World Tops and Bottoms, by Grant Hutchison, 1996, TACit Press, ISBN 0-9522680-4-3, and subsequent research by the same author, in collaboration with field research by Ginge Fullen.
  • Data supplied by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission.
  • Information about specific items on talk page
  1. ^ a b c d e Some authorities give other elevations for these national high points. For more information, see the appropriate summit pages.
  2. ^ Monalanong Hill is a mountain often considered the highest point of Botswana, with a questioned altitude of 1,494 metres (4,900 feet). This datum comes from the SRTM database just as the 1,491 m for Otse. The error range of these data is significantly higher (approximately 15 m), but a British explorer did a GPS reading on the top of both hills, and his measurement showed Otse slightly higher.
  3. ^ Claims that Mont Iboundji is the highest point and more than 1500 metres high are not supported by SRTM data.