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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.

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or Cape Gata, Limassol, Cyprus de facto3,4(34° 34’ N)
or Cape Greco, Ayia Napa, Cyprus de facto1,4(34° 5’ E)

Entire European Union (including overseas territories formally part of the union)

Contiguous European Union (European continent only i.e. mainland of the 23 contiguous member states (excluding islands such as Cyprus)


1 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 Turkish-controlled 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

2 Réunion is a French département d'outre-mer, and as such is fully part of France and the EU.

3 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.

4 See Extreme points of Cyprus

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