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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men38%
women32%
Mount Everest, Nepal, elevation 8,848 m (29,029 ft)
31%
34%
Chimborazo, Ecuador, elevation 6,268 m (20,564 ft)
38%
32%
Puncak Jaya, Indonesia, elevation 4,884 m (16,024 ft)
12%
15%
Denali (Mount McKinley), USA, elevation 6,168 m (20,236 ft)
17%
17%

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