List of countries by lowest point
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Main article: Table of elevation extremes by country
This is a list of countries by lowest point on land. Countries whose lowest point is exactly sea level (a substantial number) are excluded from this list.
- Table of elevation extremes by country
- List of places on land with elevations below sea level
Notes and references
- Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Kosovo. The latter declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. Kosovo's independence has been recognised by 108 out of 193 United Nations member states.
- Sarygamysh Koli is a lake in north eastern Turkmenistan whose water levels fluctuate widely; at its shallowest, its level is -110 m; it is presently at -60 m, 20 m above Vpadina Akchanaya
- The Golan Heights, claimed by Syria and generally held by the international community to belong to Syria, is occupied and controlled by Israel. If the Golan Heights is excluded from consideration, then the lowest point in Syria is probably the point where the eastern border of the buffer zone between the Golan Heights and the rest of Syria meets the border with Jordan, at latitude 32.745522° east, longitude 35.759676° north. This is in the gorge of the Yarmouk River a short distance upstream from where it is joined by the Wadi Ruqqad; the elevation there is somewhat lower than −60 m (−197 ft)
This page of ranking is based on figures from the 2007 CIA World Factbook.