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World Drainage Basin High Points over 5000 m high

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RankDrainage BasinArea-SqKmPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
CountryRange (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.Caspian Sea3,304,259Elbrus5642RussiaCentral Caucasus2005-08-24
2.Pangani38,616Kilimanjaro5895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania2006-01-25
2.Galana42,739Kilimanjaro5895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania2006-01-25
2.East Africa Minor Lake Basins207,675Kilimanjaro5895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania2006-01-25
 Ganges1,645,637Mount Everest8848China/NepalCentral Nepal Himalaya 
 Indus1,006,625K28614China/PakistanKarakoram 
 Tarim He977,148K28614China/PakistanKarakoram 
 Yangtze1,745,204Gongga Shan7556ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges 
 Aral Sea1,289,889Pik Ismail Samani7495TajikistanPamir 
 Colorado [Arg]403,980Aconcagua6962ArgentinaCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Salween271,227Sepu Kangri6956ChinaNyainqêntanglha Shan 
 Eastern Puna de Atacama45,504Ojos del Salado6893Argentina/ChilePuna de Atacama 
 Santa11,926Nevado Huascarán6768PeruPeruvian Andes 
 Mekong803,785Kawagebo6740ChinaParallel Gorges Area 
 Amazon5,954,977Nevado Yerupajá6617PeruPeruvian Andes 
 Pativilca4,421Nevado Yerupajá6617PeruPeruvian Andes 
 Maipo15,205Cerro Tupungato6565Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Parana2,644,925Nevado de Cachi6380ArgentinaPuna de Atacama 
 Huang He835,345Amnye Maqen6282ChinaWest Sichuan Ranges 
 Lake Balqash481,666Mramornaya Stepa6220China/KazakhstanCentral Tien Shan 
 Elqui9,433Cerro los Olivares6216Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Yukon861,461Denali6190United StatesAlaska Range 
 Susitna52,164Denali6190United StatesAlaska Range 
 Huasco9,771Cerro del Toro6168Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Copiapo18,430Cerro Copiapó6052ChilePuna de Atacama 
 Copper64,870Mount Logan5956CanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
 Malaspina Glacier5,981Mount Logan5956CanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
 Aconcagua7,327Cerro Juncal5950Argentina/ChileCentral Argentina-Chile Andes 
 Hubbard Glacier3,793Mount Logan-East Peak5898CanadaSaint Elias Mountains 
 Magdalena259,678Pico Cristóbal Colón5730ColombiaNorth Colombia Coast 
 Huaura4,354Nevado Santa Rosa5655PeruPeruvian Andes 
 Bering Glacier7,074Mount Saint Elias5489Canada/United StatesSaint Elias Mountains 
 Balsas112,357Volcán Popocatépetl5413MexicoCordillera Neovolcanica 
 Orinoco984,503Ritacuba Blanco5410ColombiaColombian Andes 
 Jubba804,395Mount Kenya5199KenyaEast Central Kenya 
 Tana93,734Mount Kenya5199KenyaEast Central Kenya 
 Nile3,120,127Mount Stanley5109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges 

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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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