Breathtaking photos of the highest points in 31 different countries, from Denali to Everest

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  • Mountains are some of the most fascinating landforms on Earth.
  • The tallest mountains in the world are all in Asia, mostly in China, Nepal, Pakistan, and India.
  • We compiled photos of the tallest mountain in 31 different countries.

Whether you're an adventurer, a nature lover, or just a sightseer, mountains make for some of the most fascinating landforms on Earth.

When it comes to the highest mountains in the world, Asia is where the action is - the continent is home to the 188 tallest mountains in the world, most of which are in China, Nepal, Pakistan, and India.

But with each country listed by just its tallest mountain, many other countries float up the list. Argentina has the 10th tallest national high point, Aconcagua, while the United States' tallest mountain, Denali, is 15th on the list.

Read more: The highest point in every US state

We've compiled breathtaking photos of the tallest mountains in 31 different countries, listed in reverse order. Some peaks, like the tallest mountain in the world, are claimed by two countries, so they're listed together here. Measurements were taken from Peakbagger.com.

Read on to see where each country ranks among the giants.

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30. and 31. France and Italy — Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet

30. and 31. France and Italy — Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet

29. Indonesia — Pun cak Jaya, 16,024 feet

29. Indonesia — Pun cak Jaya, 16,024 feet

28. Venezuela — Pico Bolivar, 16,332 feet

28. Venezuela — Pico Bolivar, 16,332 feet

26. and 27. Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo — Mount Stanley, 16,762 feet

26. and 27. Uganda and Democratic Republic of the Congo — Mount Stanley, 16,762 feet

25. Turkey — Mount Ararat, 16,854 feet

25. Turkey — Mount Ararat, 16,854 feet

24. Kenya — Mount Kenya, 17,057 feet

24. Kenya — Mount Kenya, 17,057 feet

23. Georgia — Shkhara, 17,064 feet

23. Georgia — Shkhara, 17,064 feet

22. Iran — Damavand, 18,406 feet

22. Iran — Damavand, 18,406 feet

21. Mexico — Volcán Citlaltépetl, 18,491 feet

21. Mexico — Volcán Citlaltépetl, 18,491 feet

20. Russia — Mount Elbrus, 18,510 feet

20. Russia — Mount Elbrus, 18,510 feet

19. Colombia — Pico Cristóbal Colón, 18,701 feet

19. Colombia — Pico Cristóbal Colón, 18,701 feet

18. Myanmar — Hkakabo Razi, 19,295 feet

18. Myanmar — Hkakabo Razi, 19,295 feet

17. Tanzania — Kilimanjaro, 19,331 feet

17. Tanzania — Kilimanjaro, 19,331 feet

16. Canada — Mount Logan, 19,551 feet

16. Canada — Mount Logan, 19,551 feet

15. United States — Denali, 20,310 feet

15. United States — Denali, 20,310 feet

14. Ecuador — Chimborazo, 20,561 feet

14. Ecuador — Chimborazo, 20,561 feet

13. Bolivia — Sajama, 21,463 feet

13. Bolivia — Sajama, 21,463 feet

12. Peru — Huascarán, 22,205 feet

12. Peru — Huascarán, 22,205 feet

11. Chile — Ojos del Salado, 22,615 feet

11. Chile — Ojos del Salado, 22,615 feet

10. Argentina — Aconcagua, 22,835 feet

10. Argentina — Aconcagua, 22,835 feet

9. Kazakhstan — Khan Tengri, 22,999 feet

9. Kazakhstan — Khan Tengri, 22,999 feet

8. Kyrgyzstan — Jengish Chokusu, 24,406 feet

8. Kyrgyzstan — Jengish Chokusu, 24,406 feet

7. Afghanistan — Noshaq, 24,580 feet

7. Afghanistan — Noshaq, 24,580 feet

6. Tajikistan — Ismoil Somoni Peak, 24,590 feet

6. Tajikistan — Ismoil Somoni Peak, 24,590 feet

5. Bhutan — Gangkhar Puensum, 24,836 feet

5. Bhutan — Gangkhar Puensum, 24,836 feet

4. India — Kangchenjunga, 28,169 feet

4. India — Kangchenjunga, 28,169 feet

3. Pakistan — K2, 28,251 feet

3. Pakistan — K2, 28,251 feet

1. and 2. China and Nepal — Mount Everest, 29,029 feet

1. and 2. China and Nepal — Mount Everest, 29,029 feet
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