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Annotated Satellite View of Mount Everest using Google Earth DataImage showing Mount Everest, only since mid 19th century known as the highest mountain on Earth, measured by the height of its summit above sea level (8 850m / 29 035 ft).
The mountain was named Peak XV in mid 19th century before in 1865 the peak was given its official English name by the Royal Geographical Society, named after George Everest, a Welsh surveyor, geographer and Surveyor-General of India.
In Tibet since centuries the mountain is named Chomolungma: (means: mother goddess of the universe or "Saint Mother")
In Nepal the mountain is named Sagarmatha (means: head/god/goddess of the sky)
Mt. Everest is part of the Khumbu Himal mountain range along the border of Nepal and Tibet (China).
The Himalayas are among the youngest mountain ranges on the planet, their formation began about 70 million years ago. It's the result of a colossal continental collision between two tectonic plates, the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate.
Mount Everest seen from Kalapatthar. Image: Pavel Novak
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|Mount Everest Coordinates 27°59′17″N 86°55′31″E
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Tingri is a town in southern Tibet with a population of around 520. It is often used as a base by mountain climbers preparing to ascend Mount Everest.
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