Mount Everest's new height is 8,848.86 metres, announce Nepal and China

The Nepal government decided to measure the exact height of the mountain amid debates that there might have been a change in its height due to various reasons, including the devastating 2015 earthquake

Press Trust of India December 08, 2020 18:17:18 IST
Mount Everest's new height is 8,848.86 metres, announce Nepal and China

File image of Mount Everest. News18

Kathmandu: Nepal and China on Tuesday jointly announced the revised height of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, as 8,848.86 metres.

The Nepal government decided to measure the exact height of the mountain amid debates that there might have been a change in its height due to various reasons, including the devastating earthquake of 2015.

Nepal recalculated the height of Mount Everest at 8,848.86 metres, the country's foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali announced.

The new height is 86 centimetres more than the previous measurement.

According to the measurement done in 1954 by Survey of India, the height of Mount Everest is 8,848 metres.

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