Earth’s Lowest Elevations

Earth’s Lowest Elevations

The Dead Sea (that borders Israel, the West Bank and Jordan) is the lowest place on land that’s below sea level, at 1,360 feet. But dozens of land areas of the Earth sit below current sea level. The ten places with the lowest elevations are listed below. 33 countries have land below sea level.

Earth’s Lowest Elevations:         

Place Country Elevation
Dead Sea Jordan/Israel  -1,360 feet (-414 m)
Lake Assal Djibouti, Africa -509 feet (-155 m)
Turpan Pendi China -505 feet (-154 m)
Qattara Depression Egypt -435 feet (-133 m)
Vpadina Kaundy Kazakstan  -433 ft (-132 m)
Denakil  Ethiopia -410 ft (-125 m)
Laguna del Carbón Argentina -344 ft (-105 m)
Death Valley  United States -282 ft (-86 m)
Vpadina Akchanaya Turkmenistan -266 ft (-81 m)
Salton Sea United States -227 ft (-69 m)
Sebkhet Tah Moroco -180 ft (-55 m)
Sabkhat Ghuzayyil Libya -154 ft (-47 m)
Lago Enriquillo Dominican Republic -151 ft (-46 m)
Salinas Chicas Argentina  -131 ft (-40 m)
Caspian Sea Central Asia -92 ft (-28 m)
Lake Eyre Australia -49 ft (-15 m)

Pic: By Jorge Láscar from Australia [CC BY 2.0  (], via Wikimedia Commons

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