What country is Mount Everest in?


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Mount Everest is located in the countries of Nepal and China. It extends across the border between Nepal and the Tibet region of China. Climbing routes to the summit exist on both the northern Chinese side and the southern Nepalese side of the mountain.

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Mount Everest is part of the Himalayan Mountain chain, which extends from Afghanistan in the west through northern Pakistan, northern India, Nepal and southern China and ends in Bhutan in the east. The Nepalese refer to Mount Everest as Sagarmatha, Mother of the Universe, and the Tibetans call it Chomolangma, Goddess Mother of Snows. Mount Everest, at 29,029 feet above sea level at its summit, is the earth's highest mountain.

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