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Old 10-27-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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What country is entirely over 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) above sea level? A hint: it is considered an enclave.
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Old 10-27-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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First quick guess---Lesotho? (Enclave gave it away, or I might have said Bhutan.)

I've looked it up, it is Lsotho. Bhutan's lowest elevation is only 97 meters---I'm astonished. )

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What is the lowest elevation in the world that can be found in a landocked country that has no seacoast?

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Old 10-28-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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What country is entirely over 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) above sea level? A hint: it is considered an enclave.
Andorra?
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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Andorra?
No, it is Lesotho, Jtur got it right and has the next question on the table.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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Saint Marks, I think Mike 0421 is correct too ...Andorra is in the Pyrenees Mountains and I believe is entirely above 1000m or 3200 ft

About the other question about a "land-locked" country with lowest elevation below sea level....I was going to say Jordan but they do have a tiny "coast" on the Gulf of Aqaba (an arm of the Red Sea) ...too bad because they do share with Israel the Dead Sea /Jordan Valley which is the lowest area in the world at minus 395m

I'm guessing Kazakhstan ....they have the Caspian Sea and Aral sea ...both below sea level
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Yes, it is Kazakhstan. That was a semi-trick qeustion, because it is easy to think only of countries coming close enough to have a low near-coast elevation. Moldova does not reach the shore, but falls to only 2 meters above sea level where it approaches the coast.

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Andorra renks 3rd, dipping as low as 850 meters.. The top ten countries with the highest minimum elevations are Lesotho, Rwanda, Andorra, Burundi, Uganda, Mongolia, Botswana, Liechtenstein, Aremnia, Central Farican Republic.

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Old 10-28-2008, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Yes, it is Kazakhstan. That was a semi-trick qeustion, because it is easy to think only of countries coming close enough to have a low near-coast elevation. Moldova does not reach the shore, but falls to only 2 meters above sea level where it approaches the coast.

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Andorra renks 3rd, dipping as low as 850 meters.. The top ten countries with the highest minimum elevations are Lesotho, Rwanda, Andorra, Burundi, Uganda, Mongolia, Botswana, Liechtenstein, Aremnia, Central Farican Republic.
Did ole Louis go and start himself a new country?
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Did ole Louis go and start himself a new country?
Yes, they call themswlves "Faricans". They wanted to call it Central African Republic, but they would be challenging the USA for the title of the most idiotically- and ambiguously-named country in the world. The place was once called Ubangi, but that was before Chase Utley and B J Upton and Dan Uggla made it cool to have a name startting with U.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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I guess it's my turn... Where is the world's highest commercial airport ?

If that question has already been asked ....here's another one
What is the US state capital with the lowest popluation ?
Hint, it's my 2nd fav state after NM
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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I guess it's my turn... Where is the world's highest commercial airport ?

If that question has already been asked ....here's another one
What is the US state capital with the lowest popluation ?
Hint, it's my 2nd fav state after NM
Montpelier, the only state capitol without a McDonald's. (Taste still abounds somewhere!)

Highest commercial airport is perhaps in La Paz Bolivia? Or Nepal, perhaps Tibet?
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