Defining the World

High, Low, Big, Small, and Wondrous

What are the lowest points on each continent?

In Africa, the lowest point is Lake Assal in Djibouti, 512 feet (156 meters) below sea level. In North America, California’s Death Valley lies at 282 feet (86 meters) below sea level. Argentina’s Bahia Blanca is the lowest point in South America at 138 feet (42 meters) below sea level. The Caspian Sea in Europe lies at 92 feet (28 meters) below sea level, and Australia’s lowest point is a mere 52 feet (16 meters) below sea level at Lake Eyre.


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