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World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high

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RankDrainage BasinArea-SqKmPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.Ganges1,645,637Mount Everest8848China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya58 
2.Tarim He977,148K28614China/PakistanKarakoram14 
4.Yangtze1,745,204Gongga Shan7556ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges2 
5.Aral Sea1,289,889Pik Ismail Samani7495TajikistanPamir3 
6.Colorado [Arg]403,980Aconcagua6962ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes180 
7.Salween271,227Sepu Kangri6956ChinaNyainqêntanglha Shan0 
8.Eastern Puna de Atacama45,504Ojos del Salado6893Argentina/ChilePuna de Atacama35 
9.Santa11,926Nevado Huascarán6768PeruPeruvian Andes20 
10.Mekong803,785Kawagebo6740ChinaParallel Gorges Area0 
11.Amazon5,954,977Nevado Yerupajá6617PeruPeruvian Andes4 
11.Pativilca4,421Nevado Yerupajá6617PeruPeruvian Andes4 
13.Maipo15,205Cerro Tupungato6565Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes3 
14.Parana2,644,925Nevado de Cachi6380ArgentinaPuna de Atacama2 
15.Huang He835,345Amnye Maqen6282ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges0 
16.Lake Balqash481,666Mramornaya Stepa6220China/KazakhstanCentral Tien Shan0 
17.Elqui9,433Cerro los Olivares6216Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes0 
18.Yukon861,461Denali6190United StatesAlaska Range216 
18.Susitna52,164Denali6190United StatesAlaska Range216 
20.Huasco9,771Cerro del Toro6168Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes1 
21.Copiapo18,430Cerro Copiapó6052ChilePuna de Atacama2 
22.Copper64,870Mount Logan5956CanadaSaint Elias Mountains31 
22.Malaspina Glacier5,981Mount Logan5956CanadaSaint Elias Mountains31 
24.Aconcagua7,327Cerro Juncal5950Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes0 
25.Hubbard Glacier3,793Mount Logan-East Peak5898CanadaSaint Elias Mountains1 
26.Pangani38,616Kilimanjaro5895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania680 
26.Galana42,739Kilimanjaro5895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania680 
26.East Africa Minor Lake Basins207,675Kilimanjaro5895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania680 
29.Magdalena259,678Pico Cristóbal Colón5730ColombiaNorth Colombia Coast2 
30.Huaura4,354Nevado Santa Rosa5655PeruPeruvian Andes0 
31.Caspian Sea3,304,259Elbrus5642RussiaCentral Caucasus206 
32.Bering Glacier7,074Mount Saint Elias5489Canada/United StatesSaint Elias Mountains5 
33.Balsas112,357Volcán Popocatépetl5413MexicoCordillera Neovolcanica44 
34.Orinoco984,503Ritacuba Blanco5410ColombiaColombian Andes17 
35.Jubba804,395Mount Kenya5199KenyaEast Central Kenya31 
35.Tana93,734Mount Kenya5199KenyaEast Central Kenya31 
37.Nile3,120,127Mount Stanley5109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges34 

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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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