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This is a list of the extreme points of China, compared both globally and within the country.

Global extreme points in China

Altitude

Highest attainable by transportation

The following are all located partially or completely in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

  • Road (mountain pass): Possibly Semo La[citation needed] 5,565 m (18,258 ft), depending on definition of "attainable by transportation". There may be higher motorable passes in Tibet in areas affected by lack of information and restricted access. See Khardung La, 5,359 m (17,582 ft) for more information.
  • Train: Tanggula Mountain Pass, in the Tanggula Mountains, on the Qinghai–Tibet border 5,072 m (16,640 ft)
  • Airport: Daocheng Yading Airport, Sichuan province 4,411 metres (14,472 ft)[1]

Highest geographical features

The following are all located partially or completely in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

  • Lake: Lhagba Pool on the northeast slopes of Mount Everest, at an altitude of 6,368 metres (20,892 ft).[2]
  • River: One candidate from among many possibilities is the Ating Ho (Ho meaning river), which flows into the Aong Tso (Hagung Tso), a large lake about 6,100 metres (20,013 ft) at its source at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.. A very large high river is the Yarlung Tsangpo, the Tibetan section of the Brahmaputra River, whose main stem, the Maquan River has its source at about 6,020 metres (19,751 ft) above sea level at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found..[3]
  • Island: There are a number of islands in the Orba Co lake, which is located at an altitude of 5,209 metres (17,090 ft).[4]

Remoteness

  • The Eurasian pole of inaccessibility, the point on land farthest from any ocean, is located approximately 320 km (200 mi) from Ürümqi, Xinjiang, at Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (in the Dzoosotoyn Elisen Desert). This position is at a distance of approximately 2,648 km (1,645 mi) from the nearest coastline.

Country extreme points

Altitude

  • Maximum: Mount Everest, Tibet, 8,849.87 m (29,035.0 ft) Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  • Minimal: Ayding Lake, Turfan Depression, Xinjiang, −154 m (−505 ft) Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

Latitude and longitude

Continent

  • North: Mohe County, Heilongjiang Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  • South: Hai'an, Guangdong Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  • West: Akto County, Xinjiang south-west of Ulugqat, on the Sino-Tajik border Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  • East: Fuyuan County, Heilongjiang Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

Totality of the territory

  • North: Mohe County, Heilongjiang Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  • South: James Shoal, Spratly Islands Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. (disputed)
Hainan's southernmost tip (Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found., south-east of Sanya) is the undisputed southernmost point.
  • West: Akto County, Xinjiang south-west of Ulugqat, on the Sino-Tajik border Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  • East: Fuyuan County, Heilongjiang Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

Railway stations

  • North: Mohe Railway Station, Heilongjiang Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  • South: Old Sanya Railway Station, Hainan (abandoned) Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  • West: Kashgar Railway Station, Xinjiang Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.
  • East: Qianjin Railway Station Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.

. From 19 December 2012, China extended rail service Eastwards to Fuyuan. 17 hours North West of Harbin. Latitude: 48.3639° Longitude: 134.2939° http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/19/content_16030755.htm

See also

References

  1. "China opens world's highest civilian airport". Retrieved 2013-09-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "The Highest Lake in the World". Retrieved 2007-09-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "The Mystery of World's highest river and largest Canyon". Archived from the original on September 21, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-07. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Island Superlatives". Retrieved 2007-09-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>