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Extreme points of the European Union

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Extreme points of the European Union

European Union with overseas territories.

This is a list of the extreme points of the European Union — the points that are farther north, south, east or west than any other location.


  • In Europe 1
  • Including overseas territories 2
  • Mainland Europe 3
  • Footnotes 4
  • See also 5

In Europe

Border marker at the road near the northernmost point of the European Union near Finland. There is a marker also at the exact point at the river.
  • North: Finland (70° 5’ 30” N)
  • South: Limassol, Cyprus de jure[1] (34° 39’ N)
or Cape Gata, Limassol, Cyprus de facto[1] (34° 34’ N)
or Cape Greco, Ayia Napa, Cyprus de facto[2] (34° 5’ E)

Including overseas territories

Mainland Europe

Only including the European continent proper, i.e. mainland of the 23 member states excluding islands such as Cyprus, Malta, Ireland or Great Britain.


  1. ^ a b Cape Gata is in the Akrotiri area which is a UK administered area on the island of Cyprus, and therefore technically not part of the European Union. Also see Extreme points of Cyprus.
  2. ^ a b Rizokarpaso/Dipkarpaz, in Northern Cyprus, is the de jure easternmost point. Although the whole of Cyprus acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004, EU legislation only applies to the southern part of the island which remained under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus after the Turkish invasion of 1974. EU legislation is suspended in Northern Cyprus. It is therefore de facto not part of the EU, making Cape Greco, Ayia Napa the de facto easternmost point. Cyprus is usually considered to be in Asia rather than Europe with respect to physical geography, although it is considered culturally European. See also European_Union_Enlargement#Northern_Cyprus and Extreme points of Cyprus.
  3. ^ a b Réunion is a French département d'outre-mer, and as such is fully part of France and the EU.

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