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Nepal to re-measure Mount Everest

(CNN) - Mount Everest is the tallest mountain in the world, but exactly how tall is up for debate. The government of Nepal has announced plans to re-measure the peak to settle a long-running dispute with China.

China officials say the mountain, which spans the borders of both countries, should be measured by its rock height. Nepal says it should be measured by its snow height.

The official height of Mount Everest is currently designated as 29,029 feet.

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