What Is the Lowest Point in South America?

The lowest point in South America is Laguna del Carbon at 344 feet below sea level. Located in Argentina in the province of Santa Cruz, it is the seventh lowest point on Earth, according to the U.S. National Park Service.

As a point of reference, the lowest point of land in the world is the Dead Sea shore at 1,369 feet below sea level, and the lowest point of land in the United States is Death Valley in California at 282 feet below sea level. The highest mountain in South America is also in Argentina. Mount Aconcagua is located in the province of Mendoza. Its height of 22,834 feet makes it the second-highest mountain on Earth.