Nepal and China set the height of Everest at 8,848.86 meters


Nepal and China have set the height of Everest on Tuesday at 8,848.86 meters, as revealed in a joint announcement after collaborating on a measurement that ends years of controversy and questions about how long the highest peak in the world measures.

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“The height of Mount Everest is 8,848.86 meters,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a joint announcement headed from Beijing; in a videoconference with Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali from Kathmandu.

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