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Nepal, China announce revised height of Mount Everest

 

  • Kathmandu Nepal and China on 8 Dec jointly announced the revised height of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, as 8848.86 metres.
  • The Nepal govt decided to measure the exact height of the mountain amid debates that there might have been a change in its height due to various reasons, including the devastating earthquake of 2015.
  • Nepal recalculates the height of Mount Everest at 8848.86 metres, the country’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali announced.