Extreme points of the Americas

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This is a list of the extreme points of The Americas, the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location on the 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 continental Americas[edit]

Highest points[edit]

Lowest points[edit]

Inland points[edit]

Islands[edit]

Lakes[edit]

Rivers[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The summit of Aconcagua is the highest summit of Andes, Argentina, South America, and all of the Americas. Mount Aconcagua is the second most prominent summit on Earth.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Gunnbjørn Fjeld is the highest point on the Island of Greenland, Kalaallit Nunaat, the Kingdom of Denmark, and the entire Arctic
  4. ^ Pico Duarte is the highest point on the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic, and all the islands of the Caribbean Sea

References[edit]

  1. ^ According to the International Date Line
  2. ^ "Aconcagua". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ Mark Newell; Blaine Horner (September 2, 2015). "New Elevation for Nation’s Highest Peak" (Press release). USGS. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Volcán Tajumulco". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Gunnbjørn Fjeld". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Pico Duarte". Summits of the World. peakbagger.com. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ "USGS National Elevation Dataset (NED) 1 meter Downloadable Data Collection from The National Map 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) National Elevation Data Set (NED)". United States Geological Survey. September 21, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2015. 
  8. ^ 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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