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

Pic: By Jorge Láscar from Australia [CC BY 2.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons