Bonus List

LARGEST CITIES IN THE WORLD TO BE MORE THAN 10,000 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL

There are 10 cities around the world above an elevation of 10,000 feet with at least 100,000 people. All are either in the Andes or in Tibet. Two have populations approaching one million--neighboring cities of El Alto and La Paz, Bolivia. In contrast, the largest city in the United States above 10,000 feet is Leadville, Colorado, with fewer than 3,000 people.

CITY, COUNTRY
1. El Alto, Bolivia
2. La Paz, Bolivia
3. Cusco, Peru
4. Huancayo, Peru
5. Juliaca, Peru
6. Oruro, Bolivia
7. Lhasa, China
8. Potosí, Bolivia
9. Puno, Peru
10. Huaráz, Peru

POPULATION
890,500
835,300
348,935
323,054
216,716
216,700
171,719
152,000
120,229
100,931


Source of Population Data: City Population Website, http://www.citypopulation.de (data from 2008-2009 except China, 2000)

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