The highest cities in the world


Wenzhuan (China), located 5,000 meters altitude, on the Qinghai-Tibet road, according to the Guinness Book of Records, this city is considered the highest in the world.

Cerro de Pasco (Peru), to 4,338 meters, on the plateau of the Central Andes and 295 kilometers from the capital, Lime, is this high Andean city. The Stone Forest National Sanctuary of Huayllay, known for its mysterious rock formations due to the action of wind and water, is a few kilometers away.

Potosi (Bolivia), 4,090 meters. On the Sumaq Orqo mountain (Cerro Rico), owner of the largest silver mine in the world, this Bolivian city extends.


Oruro (Bolivia), to 3,706 meters and capital of the Oruro Department. City dedicated to mining since its foundation as such. Among its population, in addition to descendants of ancient Spanish miners, there are Creoles, blacks, and indigenous people of the Uru, Quechua, and Aymara ethnic groups. Curiously, the carnival that takes place in this city was declared Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, for its great cultural and religious value.


Peace (Bolivia), to 3,650 meters, is the capital and seat of government of the country. Its population, according to the 2001 census, was 1,552,156 inhabitants.

Lhasa (China), to 3,650 meters. It is the capital of the Autonomous Region of Tibet and the traditional capital of Tibet. According to ancient Tibetan documents and inscriptions found, the name of Lhasa (place of the gods), had actually been Rasa (place of goat) until the 7th century.

Cusco (Peru), 3,399 meters. It is located in the southern highlands of the country and has a population of 300,000 inhabitants. It represents the largest tourist destination in Peru, with an annual influx of one million visitors. Historically known for being the capital of the Inca empire, in 1983 it was declared World Heritage.

Highest cities in the world (January 2024)


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