Watch | Mount Everest is now officially a little higher

A video on the new height Mount Everest as being 8,848.86 meters

December 14, 2020 11:45 am | Updated 11:51 am IST

The world’s highest mountain is now officially a little higher. After years of debate, China and Nepal finally agreed on a precise elevation for Mount Everest . The new agreed height of 8,848.86 meters (29,031.69 feet) was announced at a virtual ceremony.

This is 86 centimeters higher than the measurement previously recognised by Nepal. It is more than four meters above China's official figure.

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