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  Ecuador's highest point is Mt. Chimborazo. It reaches a height of 20,561 feet. Its lowest point is at the Pacific coastline. If elevation were measured from the center of the Earth the the highest peak, Mt. Chimborazo would be the highest point on Earth, not Mt. Everest! The summit of Mount Everest reaches a higher elevation above sea level, but the summit of Chimborazo is widely reported to be the farthest point on the surface from Earth's center with Huascarán a very close second. The summit of the Chimborazo is the fixed point on Earth which has the utmost distance from the center – because of the oblate spheroid shape of the planet Earth which is "thicker" around the...

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