The Seven Tallest Mountains in the World

All of the world's seven tallest mountains are in Asia, in the Himalaya of the Karakoram ranges.

1. Everest.

Also known as Chomonlungma, the world's tallest mountain is 29,035 feet above sea level.

The mountain is known by many names. The Tibetan name is Chomolungma, meaning "Mother of the Universe." The Nepali name translated into English is "Head of the Sky." The English name, Everest, came from Andrew Waugh, the British surveyor-general of India who encountered the mountain in 1865 and named it after the former surveyor-general George Everest.

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