Where can I find the transition altitude in different countries or regions?

Hoping to cover as many places as possible. Links to the applicable regulations would be nice.

See also:
What is the difference between "flight level" and "altitude"?
Where can I find regulations in different countries for flight level rules based on direction of flight?

EDIT: Instead of request a list, now the question asks for how to find in general. A few examples should still be given though.

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    $\begingroup$ It looks like you're looking for a list, which is a reason to close IIRC. $\endgroup$ Apr 2, 2015 at 20:41
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    $\begingroup$ A Google search would be a good place to start with your research. $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Apr 2, 2015 at 23:33
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    $\begingroup$ @RalphJ There are a lot of instances that mention various places, but usually not authoritative or extensive. $\endgroup$
    – fooot
    Apr 3, 2015 at 0:24
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    $\begingroup$ @RalphJ I could not find good references on this topic searching on Google. This list will probably not cover all countries, but can grow to be extensive. $\endgroup$
    – Farhan
    Apr 3, 2015 at 14:35
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    $\begingroup$ I don't think it can, or should be not too broad. There appears to be no 'one list' findable on the Interwebz. We can make one. The more countries, the better. At least we're not duplicating wikipedia... $\endgroup$
    – CGCampbell
    Apr 3, 2015 at 21:46

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  • South Africa: fixed and to be at least 1000 ft above the highest ground within 25nm radius of an airfield (AIC 20.2)



North America

South America

  • Argentina: Depends on terminal airspace
  • Brasil: Depends on terminal airspace
  • Chile: Depends on terminal airspace
  • Colombia: 18,000 ft (SAM/IG/12-NE/23)
  • Ecuador: Depends on terminal airspace
  • Paraguay: 3000 ft (SAM/IG/12-NE/23)
  • Perú: Depends on terminal airspace
  • Uruguay: 3000 ft (SAM/IG/12-NE/23)
  • Venezuela: Depends on terminal airspace

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