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How high am I above sea level?

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Height above sea level depends entirely on location. The lowest non-oceanic, nonsubterranean point on the Earth is on the shore of the Dead Sea, which is 1,391 feet below sea level; the highest point on the planet is at the summit of Mount Everest, 29,029 feet above sea level.

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How high am I above sea level?
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Between these two extremes, the average height above sea level of land on the planet is 2,756 feet. Sea level itself is the average of the high-tide and low-tide measurements of water levels at a particular location on one of the world's oceans. This can be measured eustatically or from some fixed point such as the center of the planet.

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