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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:         

PlaceCountryElevation
Dead SeaJordan/Israel -1,360 feet (-414 m)
Lake AssalDjibouti, Africa-509 feet (-155 m)
Turpan PendiChina-505 feet (-154 m)
Qattara DepressionEgypt-435 feet (-133 m)
Vpadina KaundyKazakstan -433 ft (-132 m)
Denakil Ethiopia-410 ft (-125 m)
Laguna del CarbónArgentina-344 ft (-105 m)
Death Valley United States-282 ft (-86 m)
Vpadina AkchanayaTurkmenistan-266 ft (-81 m)
Salton SeaUnited States-227 ft (-69 m)
Sebkhet TahMoroco-180 ft (-55 m)
Sabkhat GhuzayyilLibya-154 ft (-47 m)
Lago EnriquilloDominican Republic-151 ft (-46 m)
Salinas ChicasArgentina -131 ft (-40 m)
Caspian SeaCentral Asia-92 ft (-28 m)
Lake EyreAustralia-49 ft (-15 m)

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

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