What is the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center?

Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)
Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)
Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)
Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)
Chimb­o­ra­zo location along the equa­to­ri­al bulge makes its summit the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center. Despite being 2,580 m (8,465 ft) lower in el­e­va­tion above sea level than Mount Everest, it is 2,168 m (7,113 ft) farther from the Earth's center.

Answers distribution

Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)
Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)
Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)
Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)
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flagNorway
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62%
12%
12%
24
flagItaly
21%
57%
10%
10%
19
flagCanada
25%
55%
5%
5%
20
flagSpain
36%
54%
0%
9%
11
flagGermany
27%
48%
12%
10%
93
flagAustralia
35%
41%
11%
11%
17
flagPoland
33%
34%
12%
17%
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flagthe United States
52%
30%
4%
10%
163
flagthe United Kingdom
43%
27%
13%
13%
137
flagRepublic of Ireland
33%
20%
13%
26%
15
flagAustria
40%
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20%
10
flagthe Netherlands
54%
18%
27%
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11
flagIndia
68%
6%
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Gender

men41%
women34%
Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)
30%
34%
Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)
41%
34%
Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)
11%
14%
Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)
16%
16%

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Author: Paul Caspack
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