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World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high

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RankDrainage BasinArea-SqMiPeak Elev-Ft
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CountryRange (Level 3)
1.Amazon2,342,529Nevado Yerupajá21,709PeruPeruvian Andes
2.Caspian Sea1,275,775Elbrus18,510RussiaCentral Caucasus
3.Nile1,204,682Mount Stanley16,762Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges
4.Parana1,028,759Nevado de Cachi20,932ArgentinaPuna de Atacama
5.Yangtze673,824Gongga Shan24,790ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges
6.Ganges635,381Mount Everest29,029China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya
7.Aral Sea498,027Pik Ismail Samani24,590TajikistanPamir
8.Indus388,658K228,261China/PakistanKarakoram
9.Orinoco378,244Ritacuba Blanco17,749ColombiaColombian Andes
10.Tarim He377,277K228,261China/PakistanKarakoram
11.Yukon329,016Denali20,310United StatesAlaska Range
12.Huang He322,527Amnye Maqen20,610ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges
13.Jubba310,577Mount Kenya17,057KenyaEast Central Kenya
14.Mekong310,342Kawagebo22,113ChinaParallel Gorges Area
15.Lake Balqash185,971Mramornaya Stepa20,407China/KazakhstanCentral Tien Shan
16.Colorado [Arg]156,123Aconcagua22,841ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes
17.Salween104,721Sepu Kangri22,822ChinaNyainqêntanglha Shan
18.Magdalena101,294Pico Cristóbal Colón18,799ColombiaNorth Colombia Coast
19.East Africa Minor Lake Basins80,183Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania
20.Balsas43,706Volcán Popocatépetl17,782MexicoCordillera Neovolcanica
21.Tana36,191Mount Kenya17,057KenyaEast Central Kenya
22.Copper24,695Mount Logan19,541CanadaSaint Elias Mountains
23.Susitna20,621Denali20,310United StatesAlaska Range
24.Puna de Atacama17,198Ojos del Salado22,615Argentina/ChilePuna de Atacama
25.Galana16,502Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania
26.Pangani14,910Kilimanjaro19,341TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania
27.Copiapo7,221Cerro Copiapó19,856ChilePuna de Atacama
28.Maipo5,866Cerro Tupungato21,539Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes
29.Santa4,551Nevado Huascarán22,205PeruPeruvian Andes
30.Huasco3,850Cerro del Toro20,236Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes
31.Elqui3,646Cerro los Olivares20,394Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes
32.Aconcagua2,820Cerro Juncal19,521Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes
33.Bering Glacier2,505Mount Saint Elias18,008Canada/United StatesSaint Elias Mountains
34.Malaspina Glacier2,181Mount Logan19,541CanadaSaint Elias Mountains
35.Huaura1,990Nevado Santa Rosa18,720PeruPeruvian Andes
36.Pativilca1,798Nevado Yerupajá21,709PeruPeruvian Andes
37.Hubbard Glacier1,479Mount Logan-East Peak19,350CanadaSaint Elias Mountains

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List Description

This list is a work in progess and it is not complete. The goal is to list every primary basin (defined as a basin of a river that flows into the sea, plus logically-defined internal basins) that has a high point over 5000 meters. But there are many very small coastal rivers that drain high summits that I have not yet researched. The river that drains Orizaba in Mexico is perhaps the most glaring omission, but there are others in Chile and perhaps Asia where I have overlooked a basin.

Still, the list shows many of the high peaks of the world that are also primary drainage basin high points.

 


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