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  • altitude trivia

    i came across a site while searching for something else that lists the 10 highest cities in the world.

    it doesn't define "city," but since I've heard of all of them, they're not holes in the wall.

    So, let's begin. Give me a single choice and I'll yes/no it. You can't post twice in a row, right or wrong.

    Who's first? (other than the predictable first-in on everything)

  • #2
    Re: altitude trivia

    La Paz, do I. Get an award for being first?

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    • #3
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      2. La Paz, Bolivia 11,910 3630

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      • #4
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        Kathmandu ?

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        • #5
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          Kathmandu weighs in at a paltry 1400m, a bit less than Salt Lake City! (which is not on the list).

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          • #6
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            Mexico City?
            "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
            by Thomas Henry Huxley

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            • #7
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              I will guess Quito is up there on the list, so to speak.

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              • #8
                Re: altitude trivia

                Originally posted by Pego
                Mexico City?
                misses the cutoff by a couple of hundred feet

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Master Po
                  I will guess Quito is up there on the list, so to speak.
                  5. Quito, Ecuador 9,249 2819

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                  • #10
                    Re: altitude trivia

                    So far...La Paz at #2 & Quito at #5. Hmmm...this is a good corrective to my self-conception of having solid geographic knowledge. I have a couple of other ideas, but will wait to post (and am not sure on them in any case). Good quiz -- thanks, gh!

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                    • #11
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                      Leadville, Colorado - pretty sure its the highest in the USA

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                      • #12
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                        Bogota?

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by bambam
                          Leadville, Colorado - pretty sure its the highest in the USA
                          it would be No. 4 on the list, but it's not there. I'm assuming it's because the not-given definition of "city" probably has a tolerance higher than a couple of thousand. Its Wiki entry says "second-highest" without citing No. 1. But whatever it is, it's also too small to make the list I'm using.

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                          • #14
                            Re: altitude trivia

                            Originally posted by KevinM
                            Bogota?
                            7. Bogotá, Colombia 8,675 2644

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                            • #15
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                              2. La Paz
                              5. Quito
                              7. Bogota

                              Lhasa?

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