Countries by Average Elevation

Interactive map of countries coloured by their average elevation. Countries with highest and lowest average elevation. Which country has the highest height above sea level?

Average Elevation of Countries

  • Top 3 countries on the list are all located in Asia around Himalayas.
  • Bhutan has the highest average elevation with 3280 meters. Nepal (3265 m), Tajikistan (3186 m) and Kyrgyzstan (2988m) comes just after Bhutan.
  • The famous holiday destination island country Maldives have the lowest average elevation with just 1.8 meters. Singapore is second on the list with 15 meter average elevation. Oil-rich state Qatar comes third in the lowest elevation list with 28 meters.
  • U.S.A is 43th on the list with 760m of average elevation.
List of Countries by Average Elevation
Country Average Elevation (meters)
Bhutan 3,280
Nepal 3,265
Tajikistan 3,186
Kyrgyzstan 2,988
Lesotho 2,161
Andorra 1,996
Afghanistan 1,885
Chile 1,871
China 1,840
Greenland 1,792
Armenia 1,792
Rwanda 1,598
Peru 1,555
Mongolia 1,528
Burundi 1,504
Georgia 1,432
Switzerland 1,350
Ethiopia 1,330
Iran 1,305
Lebanon 1,250
Bolivia 1,192
Taiwan 1,150
Namibia 1,141
Zambia 1,138
Turkey 1,132
Ecuador 1,117
Angola 1,112
Mexico 1,111
Montenegro 1,086
South Africa 1,034
Tanzania 1,018
Botswana 1,013
Yemen 999
Zimbabwe 961
Austria 910
Morocco 909
Pakistan 900
Eritrea 853
Jordan 812
Algeria 800
Malawi 779
Kenya 762
United States of America 760
Guatemala 759
Costa Rica 746
Macedonia 741
Congo-Kinshasa 726
Laos 710
Albania 708
Myanmar 702
Honduras 684
Papua New Guinea 667
Cameroon 667
Saudi Arabia 665
Spain 660
Central African Republic 635
Russian Federation 600
Argentina 595
Colombia 593
Equatorial Guinea 577
Sudan 568
Iceland 557
Chad 543
Malaysia 538
Italy 538
Syria 514
Israel 508
Bosnia and Herzegovina 500
Greece 498
Slovenia 492
Canada 487
Brunei 478
Niger 474
Serbia 473
Guinea 472
Bulgaria 472
Haiti 470
Norway 460
Slovakia 458
Venezuela 450
Madagascar 442
Philippines 442
El Salvador 442
Japan 438
Czech Republic 433
Congo-Brazzaville 430
Djibouti 430
Dominican Republic 424
Libya 423
Romania 414
Somalia 410
North Korea 400
Vietnam 398
New Zealand 388
Kazakhstan 387
Azerbaijan 384
Nigeria 380
Gabon 377
France 375
Portugal 372
Indonesia 367
Panama 360
Mozambique 345
Mali 343
Jamaica 340
Croatia 331
Australia 330
Luxembourg 325
Egypt 321
Sweden 320
Brazil 320
Iraq 312
Oman 310
Swaziland 305
Nicaragua 298
Burkina Faso 297
Thailand 287
South Korea 282
Sierra Leone 279
Mauritania 276
Benin 273
Germany 263
Côte d'Ivoire 250
Suriname 246
Tunisia 246
Liberia 243
Togo 236
Turkmenistan 230
Sri Lanka 228
Guyana 207
Ghana 190
Belgium 181
Paraguay 178
Ukraine 175
Belize 173
Poland 173
Finland 164
United Kingdom 162
India 160
Belarus 160
United Arab Emirates 149
Hungary 143
Moldova 139
Cambodia 126
Ireland 118
Lithuania 110
Uruguay 109
Kuwait 108
Cuba 108
Cyprus 91
Latvia 87
Bangladesh 85
Trinidad and Tobago 83
Guinea-Bissau 70
Senegal 69
Estonia 61
Denmark 34
Gambia 34
The Netherlands 30
Qatar 28
Singapore 15
Maldives 1.8


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