Where is mt.everest? It is in china or india or nepal? How tall is it? Who is firstly measure the mt.everest?
- poornakumar bLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
In 1847, the Surveyor-General of India, Andrew Waugh began as part of "Great Trigonometrical Survey of India" the process of measurement of this peak. He sent his assistant Nicolson, for the measurement.
In 1852, Radhanath Sikdar, an Indian mathematician and surveyor from Bengal stationed at the survey's headquarters in Dehradun was the first to identify Everest as the world's highest peak, using trigonometric calculations based on Nicolson's measurements.
However, Waugh named it after his predecessor Col.(Sir) George Everest. Looks like Everest objected it intitially and was in favour of its original Nepali name 'Chomolongma'.
Here is an ineresting coincidence. South of the Himalayas and its spurs, the highest peak is in extreme south in Cardamom Hills, 'Anaimudi', in Kerala-Tamilnadu border of India that is 8848' (same numerals as Mt.Everest that is in metres)
- Anonymous8 years ago
Everest is part of the Himalaya mountain range along the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is located 27° 59' North latitude, 86° 55' East longitude.The official altitude of the world's highest peak is 29,029 feet (8,848m). However, the National Geographic Society has determined the height to be 6 feet taller, 29,035 feet, but the Nepali government has not yet been made this new altitude official.
Shifting tectonic plates continue to push Everest upward, along with the whole Himalaya mountain range, at 1.6 to 3.9 inches (4 to 10 centimeters) per year.A process began around 1800 that would ultimately establish Mount Everest as the world's tallest mountain. Started by Englishman William Lambton, this process was referred to as "The Great Trigonometrical Survey," and led to a rigorous mapping of India.
In 1796, Lambton was posted to India as a British lieutenant. Lambton's arrival coincided with increasing subcontinent colonization, and maps and surveys of these British-conquered territories were of great interest. Lambton proposed a more exacting survey than any attempted before in Asia. The resulting measurements would yield, for example, more accurate values for India's width. Lambton believed that the most important outcome would be a better understanding of Earth's geodetic shape.Source(s): Google.com
- RandalLv 78 years ago
Mount Everest is located on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China.
Indian surveyor Radhanath Sikdar, part of the the British-led Survey of India, determined in 1852 that Mount Everest was the tallest mountain in the world and established an initial elevation of 29,000 feet.
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