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List: Top Ten Highest Mountains in Africa

Date: 2009

Source: Top-Ten-10 dot com from various sources

Base: All mountains in Africa whose summits may be considered individual mountains as opposed to subsidiary peaks.

Notes: Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. at 5,895 metres, is the tallest mountain in Africa. It is also the world's largest free-standing mountain (not part of any range; 25 x 50 miles in area). It is comprised of three volcanoes - Kibo (5895 meters / 19,340 ft), Mawenzi (5149 meters/ 16,188 ft) and Shira (3962 meters / 12,995 ft). Mawenzi and Shira are extinct, whilst Kibo is considered geologically dormant.

Notes on measurement: By convention, mountains are always measured above sea level.

Rank

Mountain

Height in metres

Location

1.

Mount Kilimanjaro

5,895

Tanzania

2.

Mount Kenya

5,195

Kenya

3.

Mount Stanley

5,119

Congo / Uganda

4.

Mount Speke

4,890

Congo / Uganda

5.

Mount Baker

4,844

Uganda

6.

Mount Emin

4,798

Congo / Uganda

7.

Mount Gessi

4,715

Congo / Uganda

8.

Mount Luigi di Savoia

4,627

Congo / Uganda

9.

Mount Meru

4,566

Tanzania

10.

Ras Dejen

4,533

Ethiopia


 
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