10 Easternmost Countries in Europe

Can you name the European countries that are the furthest east?
Based on their easternmost point in Europe
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Last updated: December 23, 2019
First submittedOctober 22, 2016
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Longitude
Country
69°02′E
Russia
40°15'E
Ukraine
33°30'E
Norway
32°46'E
Belarus
31°35'E
Finland
30°10'E
Moldova
Longitude
Country
29°40'E
Romania
29°38'E
Greece
29°06'E
(Turkey)
28°36'E
Bulgaria
28°15'E
Latvia
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Level 72
Oct 22, 2016
Interesting facts.
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Level 70
Sep 4, 2017
Yeah. I would've never thought Norway stretches that far east.
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Level 42
Sep 4, 2017
It does, but it's a tiny little bit of land at the very north. It has a short border with Russia there.
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Level 37
Apr 25, 2018
Exactly! The fact that it might share a border with Russia does not change its physical location. I would choose Sweden before I'd choose Norway as being farther east. Also, why is Latvia on the list but not Lithuania, Estonia or Poland?
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Level 62
Feb 17, 2019
Latvia stretches further east. Greece surprised me but then I remembered all those islands near Turkey.
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Level 56
Sep 25, 2020
Norway's only objective in life is to prevent Sweden and Finland from getting to the sea.
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Level 46
Sep 30, 2020
I mean Finland can get to the Baltic sea, and Sweden has large access to the baltic *and* the north sea, but sure
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Level 54
Oct 29, 2020
He's talking about the Barrents Sea. Finland used to have a small coastline there before WW2
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Level 71
Apr 17, 2017
Latvia was a sneaky one - I almost didn't bother after Estonia didn't show up
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Level 76
Apr 18, 2017
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Aug 15, 2017
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Sep 4, 2017
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Sep 4, 2017
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Sep 4, 2017
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Sep 4, 2017
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Sep 4, 2017
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Level 53
Sep 4, 2017
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Level 67
Sep 5, 2017
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Level 57
Sep 5, 2017
+ oh my god how many!!!!!!
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Level 57
Sep 5, 2017
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Level 64
Sep 5, 2017
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Level 79
Oct 28, 2017
7+(4.5/.3)*2
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Level 47
Dec 14, 2017
+11

stay on track pplz

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Level 66
Mar 5, 2018
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Apr 18, 2018
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May 29, 2018
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Aug 28, 2018
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Oct 29, 2018
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Jan 19, 2020
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Jan 30, 2020
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Mar 13, 2020
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Jun 22, 2020
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Sep 25, 2020
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Sep 25, 2020
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Sep 25, 2020
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Sep 25, 2020
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Sep 25, 2020
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Sep 28, 2020
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Sep 29, 2020
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Level 46
Sep 30, 2020
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Level 57
Apr 17, 2017
Estonia should be more east than Latvia
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Level 38
Dec 1, 2017
Why? It's not!
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Level 70
Sep 25, 2020
Yes, but it should be.
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Level 67
Sep 25, 2020
I thought so too, but luckily I got Latvia in the end.
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Level 74
Apr 18, 2017
If you are including trans-continental countries, Kazakstan should be on there too.
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Level 63
May 9, 2017
I heard people argue about Russia and Turkey since their land mass is just partly in Europe but Kazakhstan? Definitely not.
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Level 34
Sep 2, 2017
part of Kazakhstan is on the west side of the boundary when defined as the Ural mountains and river
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Level 72
Sep 4, 2017
According to Eurovision, Australia is the most easterly country in Europe
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Level 33
Sep 4, 2017
WanderingWalrus' reply has been my facourite comment on jetpunk.
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Level 64
Jan 4, 2018
If Kazakhstan is included, Georgia and Azerbaijan should be too ! (Caucasus Mountains)
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
yes, all of these are in europe, but they aren't really IN europe, if you know what im saying.
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Level 46
Sep 30, 2020
Azerbaijan is in Eurovision tho (I can't remember if Georgia and Armenia are too)
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Level 62
Sep 4, 2017
I second Kazakhstan
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Level 70
Sep 4, 2017
Thirded
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Level 38
Sep 4, 2017
Yep, Kazakhstan is (partially) in Europe, based on common definition. So are (parts of) Azerbaijan and Georgia north of the Caucasus mountain range, but not Armenia. Cyprus is more contentious, but the northern (Turkish) part and northern Nicosia is generally regarded to be in Europe, but not the Greek (southern) majority. If we are to include the sections of countries that are actually part of Europe such as Russia and Turkey, we should certainly apply the same standard elsewhere, too.
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Level 88
Jan 11, 2018
Wait...

You're arguing that the northern part, belonging to the mostly-Asian Turkey should be counted as Europe, while the southern majority, more closely tied to European Greece should be counted as Asian?

What?

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Level 63
Jan 27, 2020
Maybe Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Cyprus should be filled in in the parentheses, like Turkey is now.
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Level 42
Sep 25, 2020
plattitude, I think hes trying to say, its Africa, not Asia, as you think. But then northern half should be Asia, its hard to say where is the dividing line in Mediterranean Sea...

And hes right about Caucasus states and Kazakhstan, in Europe they are considered as europeans. But not in usa, and you know, what a merican says, thats right, they are the best in this world and they know everything.

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Level 65
Apr 20, 2017
Norway you dodged me!
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Level 70
May 17, 2017
Norway happens to stretch quite a bit from the mainland west coast to the eastern border with Russia. Funny detail is that Norway is in both the most eastern and most western countries in Europe (and northern for that matter) ;)
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Level 77
Sep 4, 2017
Yeah, it doesn't help that the country is so far north that Kirkenes is roughly on the same longitude as Cairo, and Bergen a littler bit east of the Algiers.

The distance between the two meridians is roughly only 1,000 km at Kirkenes latitude, but it's more than 2,700 km at Cairo latitude.

A Mercator projection (or on any map) will always hold that kind of pitfalls. The furthest we go towards the poles, the most the notion of East and West becomes irrelevant.

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Level 61
Jan 9, 2020
White Island, the easternmost point of Norway is at the same longitude as Ankara, and Jan Mayen, the westernmost point, is at the same longitude as Lisbon.
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Level 70
May 22, 2017
Good quiz, I tried a few before I got Finland and Norway with 34 seconds left. I thought Estonia and Lithuania would be with Latvia.
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Level 67
Sep 4, 2017
if you zoom in on the map, you will note that the top part of Estonia is further east than Latvia.
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Level 45
Sep 4, 2017
No, it's not. Optical illusion as a result of flattening the globe. Look at a map with lines of longitude and you will see that although marginal, the easternmost point of Latvia is east of that of Estonia.
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Level 54
Sep 5, 2017
Using my mad google skillz...(plus or minus a few seconds of longitude)

Estonia 59°22'12.0"N+28°12'36.5"E

Latvia 56°16'37.7"N+28°14'28.9"E

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Level 67
Jul 3, 2019
That is the trouble, you shouldnt look at the map but at a globe. Still, not that obvious at first glance, cause the two áre close. 28 14' and 28 12' degrees (1/30 of a degree difference so about 3-4 km so about 2-2.5 miles)
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Level 63
Sep 4, 2017
Since you are basing the quiz on the easternmost points of Europe, it would be great to include the countries with territory in Europe that Jetpunk don't consider European (Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey).

I completely agree that these shouldn't be considered European for other purposes, but they still have territory in Europe.

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Level 36
Sep 4, 2017
I think they are correct not to include as, simply, it would cause a lot of confusion for people who don't recognise them as parts of europe.
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2019
it is a learning experience though, i tried some I knew had part of their countries on the european side of the caucasus.
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Level 58
Sep 4, 2017
Great quiz!
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Level 78
Sep 4, 2017
No Cyprus?? ;-)
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Level 64
Sep 4, 2017
We're using the countries of Europe as in the JetPunk official quiz :)
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Level 57
Sep 25, 2020
Put Cyprus as a given answer
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Level 42
Sep 4, 2017
Great quiz, I didn't even think of Greece
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Level 64
Sep 4, 2017
Thank you to everyone :)
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Level 59
Sep 4, 2017
Considering the lines of control, Latvia reaches eversoslightly further east than Estonia. If you consider the borders agreed on in the Treaty of Tartu, Estonia reaches further east.
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Level 31
Sep 4, 2017
Guessed Estonia and Lithuania but didn't think Latvia would go so far east
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Level 53
Sep 5, 2017
How are Norway and Finland here, but not Sweden?
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2019
because they reach further east... finland simply is east, and norway reaches over the top towards russia. Not hard to miss on a map. If you ever looked at a map that had scandinavia on it you d see norway reaching over.(And ok, not realisong how far is another thing, but surely you would ve remember the general shape, and think ah thats why, ofcourse..

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Level 28
Sep 14, 2017
Missed all 3 nordic countries
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Level 67
Jul 3, 2019
3?? there are only 2 on here..
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Level 79
Oct 28, 2017
Greece is further east than Estonia? Wow. Mind blown.
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Level 45
Jan 22, 2018
I'm Pretty Sure Estonia is eastern, but Nice Quiz
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2019
Got them all with 0:50 remaining at 4:50:19 PM on February 22, 2019. I almost forgot Norway. But in the end I didn't, and now with the 5 point increase, to 852 points, I have reached Level 31.
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Level 53
Mar 23, 2019
What about Fiji?
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Level 56
Mar 30, 2020
Yes, because Fiji is definitely one of the easternmost countries in Europe.
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Level 62
May 1, 2019
Mercator projection really messed with my head on this one!
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Level 43
May 6, 2019
Moldova got me.
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Level 54
Jan 6, 2020
Bruh when you forget Greece 🙄🙄🙄
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Level 55
Jun 22, 2020
Sneaky Norway. You always think of Scandinavia as Norway-Sweden-Finland west to east, but that sneaky bugger spans even further than Finland.
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Level 89
Sep 25, 2020
Don't write "you" when you mean "I" ... you're the one who always thinks Norway-Sweden-Finland West-to-East - I don't think that at all. I know that Norway and Finland border Russia and Sweden does not. ...and when referring to distance, it's "farther" not "further"
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Level 70
Sep 25, 2020
I don't even think Finland is Scandinavia :)
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Level 64
Sep 28, 2020
steve diverse, that is not correct. Further and farther are interchangeable, but farther tends to only be used when describing actual distances. Further can be used for actual distances and is a much more common word, and is additionally used in various abstract and metaphorical contexts, for example referring to time, in which farther is unusual.
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Level 37
Sep 25, 2020
Greece?? Would never have put Greece in Eastern Europe
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Level 67
Sep 25, 2020
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/44/Europe_orthographic_Caucasus_Urals_boundary_%28with_borders%29.svg

Based on this, if Turkey (why not) than Kazakhstan / Georgia / Azerbaijan are Europe too. Partly. Armenia not.

Something have to be corrected.

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Level 65
Sep 25, 2020
I never would have thought of this, but are those Greek islands just off the southern (clearly Mediterranean/not Aegean) shore of Asian Turkey really considered Europe? I think it's Kastellorizo and surrounding islands that cause Greece to appear to the east of European Turkey and Bulgaria in this list. The only basis for assigning them to Europe would be political. Evan for Aegean islands, I would think that the continental border between Aegean islands would be based on some sort of geographers' consensus as to the main channel of the Aegean.
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Level 80
Sep 26, 2020
The best part of Europe, IMO. At least in some ways.
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Level 64
Sep 28, 2020
"At least in some ways." - Well, one. East !
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Level 50
Sep 27, 2020
Norway! Didn't imagine that.