The Highest City in the World

Updated February 23, 2017 | Factmonster Staff

The Question:

Can you please tell me what the world's highest city is?

The Answer:

According to The Guinness Book of World Records, the highest town in the world is Wenzhuan, which was founded in 1955 on the Qinghai-Tibet road north of the Tangla mountain range. It is 16,730 feet above sea level.

The highest capital in the world, before the domination of Tibet by China, was Lhasa, with an elevation of 12,087 feet above sea level. La Paz, the administrative and de facto capital of Bolivia, stands at an altitude of 11,913 feet above sea level.

And finally, the highest city in the United States is Leadville, Colo. with an elevation of 10,430 feet.

-The Fact Monster

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