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Asia

Range TypeContinent
Area0 sq km / 0 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent29,023 km / 18,034 mi North-South
26,068 km / 16,198 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long39° 30' N; 122° 31' E
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         North AmericaLevel 1 (Sibling)
         South AmericaLevel 1 (Sibling)
         EuropeLevel 1 (Sibling)
         AsiaLevel 1 (Sibling)
                 Central SiberiaLevel 2 (Child)
                 Eastern SiberiaLevel 2 (Child)
                 Baikal Area RangesLevel 2 (Child)
                 Mongolia RangesLevel 2 (Child)
                 East ChinaLevel 2 (Child)
                 Korea-Amur AreaLevel 2 (Child)
                 Japanese ArchipelagoLevel 2 (Child)
                 Southeast AsiaLevel 2 (Child)
                 Malay ArchipelagoLevel 2 (Child)
                 PhilippinesLevel 2 (Child)
         AfricaLevel 1 (Sibling)
         Australia-OceaniaLevel 1 (Sibling)
         AntarcticaLevel 1 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Asia

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange2
1.Klyuchevskaya Sopka475015,584Eastern Siberia
2.Gora Belukha450614,783Mongolia Ranges
3.Tavan Bogd Uul437414,350Mongolia Ranges
4.Hung-Wang Shan High Point433014,206East China
5.Munkh Khairkhan423113,881Mongolia Ranges
6.Sutay Uul422013,845Mongolia Ranges
7.Tsast Uul419313,757Mongolia Ranges
8.Severo-Chuyskiy Khrebet High Point417713,704Mongolia Ranges
9.Kinabalu409513,435Malay Archipelago
10.Yao Shan405013,287East China
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange2
1.Klyuchevskaya Sopka475015,584Eastern Siberia
2.Gora Belukha450614,783Mongolia Ranges
3.Hung-Wang Shan High Point433014,206East China
4.Kinabalu409513,435Malay Archipelago
5.Saramati382612,552Southeast Asia
6.Fuji-san377612,388Japanese Archipelago
7.Gora Munku-Sardyk349111,453Central Siberia
8.Pik BAM307210,079Baikal Area Ranges
9.Mount Apo29549692Philippines
10.Paektu-san27449003Korea-Amur Area



Photos of Peaks in the Asia

Klyuchevskaya Sopka
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The dangeous acitve crater of Klyuchevskaya in far eastern Russia.
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Kinabalu

The rocky towers of Kinabalu tower over the jungles of Borneo in this view from the National Park headquarters (1996-07-19).
Yushan

The final summit block of Yu Shan, with the southeast face in shade in the early morning sun (1996-07-08).
Syue Shan
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The summit monument on Syue Shan, Taiwan’s second highest peak (2008-11-13). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Fuji-san

From afar, Fuji is a beautiful pyramid, but the actual summit is a rocky pile on the crater rim, crowned with a radar station (1996-07-02).
Arjuno
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Matt, Ben, our guide Sam, and Leslie on the summit of Mt. Arjuno (2012-10-17). Photo by Matthew Nelson.
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Fan Si Pan
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This pyramid monument sits atop the high point of Vietnam, Fan Si Pan (2009-05-23). Photo by Lars Holme.
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Gunung Agung

A Balinese guide in front of the summit--he refused to go any further, not wanting to tread on the summit of a holy mountain (1993-10-06).
Mount Pulag
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Near the start of the hike to Mt. Pulag. View looking north (2006-11-22). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Paektu-san
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The summit crater rim of Paektu-san, near the China-North Korea border (2011-09-10). Photo by Lars Holme.
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