By Simdi Gloria:-
On Tuesday, Nepal and China jointly announced that the revised height of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest was 8,848.86 metres which are about 86 centimetres more than the previous measurement done by India in 1954.
According to the Survey of India, the height of Mount Everest from the measurement done in 1954 is 8,848 metres.
While According to China’s past measurement, the height of Mount Everest is 8844.43 metres which were four metres less than Nepal’s calculations.
The border dispute between China and Nepal was settled in 1961 with the boundary line passing through the summit of Mount Everest.
In Tibetan language, Mount Everest is known as Mount Qomolangma.
“Accurately measuring the height of Mount Qomolangma is helpful to the study of the elevation changes of the Himalayas and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau,” Gao Dengyi, an atmospheric physicist with the Chinese Academy of Sciences told the Chinese state media earlier.
China’s state-run Xinhua news agency said in a brief report that The new height of Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak, is 8,848.86 metres.
Nepal’s country’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali announced in Kathmandu that Nepal recalculates the height of Mount Everest at 8848.86 metres.
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