Territorial Highest points

Inscribed sites which contain the highest point within the jurisdiction of the "State Party" (and thus within its ability to nominate). This includes therefore such points in territories or autonomous zones where these are higher than the highest point in the "main unit" of the country. In some cases exact heights vary in different sources.

For more info see: Peakbagger and Wikipedia list of countries by highest point

World Heritage Sites connected to 'Territorial Highest points':

  • Central Suriname Nature Reserve Julianatop, at 1280m the highest peak in Suriname
  • Glacier parks Mount Logan, the highest mountain in Canada at 5,959 metres (19,551 ft), in Kluane National Park
  • Heard and McDonald Islands "Big Ben" the summit of Heard Island 2745m/9006 ft (Mt Kosciuszko on "mainland" Australia is only 2229m/7313ft)
  • Huascaran National Park Huascaran 6746m/22133ft
  • Jeju Mount Hallasan (part of Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes)
  • Kilimanjaro National Park Mt Kibo 5895m/19340ft
  • Kinabalu Park Gunung Kinabalu 4101m/13453ft
  • Lorentz National Park Puncak Jaya 488m/16024ft
  • Mount Kenya 5199m/17057ft
  • Mount Nimba Mt Nimba (Mont Richard Molard) 1752m/5748 ft. Cote d'Ivoire/Guinea
  • Pico Island Punta de Pico 2351m/7713ft (Serra de Estrela on mainland Portugal is only 1953/6539ft)
  • Rwenzori Mountains Mt Stanley (Margherita Peak) 5110m/16765ft. Uganda/DRC
  • Sagarmatha National Park Sagarmatha/"Mt Everest" 8850m/29028ft (alternatively given as 8848m/29029ft)
  • Saint Catherine Area Mount Catherine, at 2,629 m (8,625 ft) the highest point in Egypt
  • San Marino and Mount Titano Mte Titano 739m/2425ft (alternatively given as 755m in Wiki)
  • Serra de Tramuntana Puig Major (1445 m), the highest peak of the Balearic Islands.
  • Simien National Park Ras Dashan Terara 4533m/14872ft (although not conclusive if it is located within the boundaries of the WHS)
  • Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves The Costa Rican sector includes Cerro Chirripo "The highest point in Southern Central America" (AB evaluation) at 3820 metres and thus also the highest point in Costa Rica. The original nomination also included the highest point in Panama :- Volcan Baru at 3470M metres (from which it is possible to view both Pacific and Caribbean) but IUCN/WHC required Panama to exclude it for "lack of integrity"
  • Te Wahipounamu Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand, reaching a height of 3,754 metres
  • Teide National Park Pico de Teide 3718m/12198ft (Mulhacen on mainland Spain is only 3478m/11411ft)
  • Tsodilo Often given as the highest point in Botswana at 1489m but Otse Hill at 1491 m/4,892 ft is an alternative claimant or nearby Monalanong Hill at 1494m.
  • Ukhahlamba / Drakensberg Park Mafadi (Nthleledi) 3451m/11322ft (also stated at 3446 and 3450m). NB: some sources cite nearby Thabana Ntlenyana (3482m) as being the highest peak in S Africa but it is just across the border in Lesotho. As is Makheka (3461m).
  • Vatican City Unamed "summit" of Vatican Hill 75m/246ft (alternatively given as 50m in Peakbagger)