The Lowest Points Of Each Of The World's Continents

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is not only the lowest point in Asia but is also the lowest point on Earth on dry land. The Dead Sea sits at an elevation of -1,401 feet below sea level. Its surface and coastline border Israel to its west and Jordan to its east. The Dead Sea is a landlocked salt lake and is fed primarily by the Jordan River. The Dead Sea has an unusual level of salinity which gives it natural buoyancy. People easily float on the surface of the Dead Sea. The lake has deposits of asphalt which float upon its surface. It gained its name because it is hard for marine plants and animals to survive in such saline conditions. The water from the Dead Sea is believed to have cosmetic and health benefits. Miles of desert surround the Dead Sea with warm, dry, and sunny climatic conditions.


Lake Assal

Djibouti has Lake Assal, the lowest point in Africa and the second lowest point on earth.Lake Assal stands at -509 feet.There are no deepest lakes on the African continent higher than this.In addition to being highly saline, it serves an economic function for the inhabitants because of its salt deposits. .Due to such high temperatures, there is a lot of evaporation in the Lake, which creates a dense carpet of salt deposits.In the middle of a desert, Lake Assal is located among few shrubs and thorny bushes.This lake is devoid of any other marine life besides abundant bacteria.In its vicinity there is a volcanic crater.Assal Lake holds the title of the saltiest lake in the world.

Laguna del Carbón

It is located at an elevation of -344 feet in Laguna del Carbón, South America's lowest point.It is an endorheic salt water lake with the lowest point in the Southern and Western Hemispheres.Salt marshes surround the lake.It's located 54 kilometers south of Puerto San Julian.There are fossils in the area, making the lake a significant archaeological site.Tourism is limited in the area.


Death Valley

North America's lowest point is Death Valley.It is located at an elevation of -282 feet in its Badwater Basin.This is a desert valley in the United States in North America's Eastern California.In 1913, Death Valley recorded the highest temperature of 134 degrees Fahrenheit.It is also unusually dry with rarely any rain.In 1929, there was no rain in Death Valley. The valley is filled with diverse plant and animal life, many of which are only found in Death Valley's national park.

Caspian Sea

Caspian Sea reaches its lowest point in Europe..The countries of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran all border it.

Other Continental Minimum Elevation Extremes

.In the same way, the world has geographical high points. .Lowest and highest points offer opportunities for adventure and scientific research, which motivates people to reach the highest points and travel to the lowest.


1AsiaDead Sea-1,401Israel and Jordan
2AfricaLake Assal-509Djibouti
3South AmericaLaguna del Carbón-344Argentina
4North AmericaDeath Valley †-282United States
5AntarcticaDeep Lake, Vestfold Hills †-160(none)
6EuropeCaspian Sea-92Russia
7AustraliaLake Eyre-49Australia