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10 Westernmost Countries in Europe

Can you name the ten westernmost European countries?
Not including overseas territories
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First submittedOctober 26, 2016
Last updatedOctober 27, 2016
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Longitude
Country
24°32' W
Iceland
10°28' W
Ireland
9°50' W
Portugal
9°18' W
Spain
9°04' W
Norway
Longitude
Country
8°10' W
United Kingdom
5°08' W
France
1°24' E
Andorra
2°35' E
Belgium
3°21'E
Netherlands
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level 62
Oct 26, 2016
Surprised Switzerland or Monaco didn't make it.
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level 56
Jan 14, 2017
they are not in the western part of Europe
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level 38
Apr 22, 2017
Norway too, but it's on the list
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level 63
Oct 26, 2016
Luxembourg over Netherlands?
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level 83
Oct 26, 2016
Yeah, Netherlands ought to be about 3°22' E.
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level 27
Dec 12, 2016
Yeah, I was surprised that Belgium and Netherlands were both on there but not Luxembourg, I thought I must just be spelling it wrong.
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level 27
Dec 12, 2016
Ah, now that I look at a map is clear.
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level 35
Feb 22, 2019
More like Norway over netherlands
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level 73
Oct 26, 2016
Yeah...should be Netherlands by two whole degrees.
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level 58
Oct 26, 2016
Pending Netherlands
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level 71
Oct 26, 2016
The Azores (Portugal) and Canary Islands (Spain) are farther west than Ireland. I don't think either are really considered "overseas" territories?
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level 58
Oct 26, 2016
we don't include so-called territories :)
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level 69
Nov 1, 2016
None of these are territories, they are integral parts of their countries, the same way Madrid and Lisbon are.
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level 58
Nov 1, 2016
They are not a part of Europe.
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level 62
Nov 25, 2016
what? of course they are a part of Europe!
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level 49
Dec 1, 2016
They are part of Africa.
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level 69
Dec 12, 2016
Maybe you could specifie which definition of "Europe" you use. The Azores are located (partly) on the eurasian plate and culturaly they are strongly influenced by Portugal. So I wonder, what definition you chose, to exclude them.
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level 77
Dec 12, 2016
Of course territories on other continents must be excluded, but most of the Azores are indeed in Europe.
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level 57
May 27, 2018
In response to QRU, while Azores are culturally influenced by Portugal, that does not make them part of Europe. This quiz is talking about the sovereign countries of Europe, and neither the Azores nor the Canary Islands are sovereign. The only islands in Europe that are sovereign countries are: Malta, Iceland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
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level 45
Aug 3, 2018
Whether you include them or not the countries on the list remain the same.
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level 30
Feb 23, 2019
The Canary Islands Arent in Europe, but the Azores definitely are.
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level 56
Jan 14, 2017
but not independat states
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level 35
Mar 20, 2019
Then you could include French Guyana...
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level 71
Oct 26, 2016
And yes, the Netherlands is WAY farther west than Luxembourg, at least according to a map.
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level 72
Oct 27, 2016
Surprised about Norway - is that something like Svalbard, so far north?
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level 72
Oct 27, 2016
Or Jan Mayen, more likely...
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level 77
Dec 12, 2016
But that would be a territory... I mean, that island is barely populated. There is no way mainland Norway is 9°W. What is your explanation, Quizzer?
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level 66
Dec 12, 2016
Norway happens to stretch quite a bit from the mainland west coast to the eastern border with Russia. Funny detail is that Norway would therefore also be in the most eastern countries in Europe. Probably #5 or so.
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level 20
May 27, 2018
Faroe islands are owned by Norway right?
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level 66
May 31, 2018
Denmark
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level 54
Dec 12, 2016
What about French Guinea, in South America? Just depends on the map you use.
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level 59
Dec 12, 2016
French Guinea was in Africa.
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level 62
Dec 12, 2016
Never knew French Guiana was in Europe.
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level 40
Dec 12, 2016
French Guiana is in South America. It's close to (but not bordering, strangely enough) actual Guiana, the country.
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level 48
Dec 18, 2016
Guiana not guinea.
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level 38
Dec 8, 2017
Guyana! - not guinea or guiana.
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level 43
May 27, 2018
in french its spelled guinana. guyana is the english spelling(and a country)
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level 54
Mar 20, 2019
Nope, in French we spell it Guyane...
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level 22
Mar 20, 2019
The quizzmaster might want to clear this one up with a quick rewrite. Guadeloupe in the Carribbean is even further west than French Guiana. It's not a country but an overseas department of France. It's one of what the EU calls an 'outermost region', quite distinct from what it terms 'overseas countries and territories'. However, the definition of 'overseas territory' can be interpreted to include such things, depending on which side of the bed you got out of, so maybe it should read 'Not including overseas territories, regions, departments etc.', or make France #1. There doesn't appear to be a definition of 'overseas territory' in any established dictionary that I can find, other than one that applies only to British overseas territories (https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/us/definition/english/overseas-territory) Links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_member_state_territories_and_the_European_Union https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overseas_department_and_region
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level 60
Jul 2, 2019
aruba is even more west... you could go around in circles like this.

but a clearer disciption/caveat would be helpfull yes.

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level 59
Dec 12, 2016
What about Denmark? Greenland is part of Denmark and is further west than Ireland.
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level 62
Dec 12, 2016
Not including overseas territories.
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level 58
Dec 12, 2016
No need to yell. We're all friends here.
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level 47
Dec 13, 2016
Greenland is in North America by nearly everybody's standards.
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level 30
Feb 23, 2019
Greenland isn’t in Europe anyway, but the Faroe Islands would make the list.
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level 60
Dec 12, 2016
Surprised to find out that Azores are not part of Portugal any more... :)
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level 62
Dec 12, 2016
The Azores are part of Africa, not Europe. Even if it was considered, what difference does it make? It'd still be on the quiz.
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level 48
Dec 18, 2016
Essentially territories. That's why they're not included. Read the bits above.
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level 16
Dec 12, 2016
never heard of Andorra! :( but 9 out of 10
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level 15
Dec 12, 2016
Don't Monaco, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Switzerland all have points west of Norway?
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level 38
Dec 12, 2016
Netherlands yes. But not Monaco or Luxembourg. The criteria is westernmost points of Europe. Monaco is nearest the Mediterranean and Luxembourg is trumped by Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Portugal.
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level 41
Dec 13, 2016
He is counting the island of Jan Mayen, which is closer to Greenland than to Norway. So technically the westernmost point of Norway is further West than those other countries.
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level 56
Dec 12, 2016
Wow, I put England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Can we please get credit for UK on one of those, at least? After that, my brain turned off of UK, regardless of the lat/long.
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level 58
Dec 12, 2016
Only if we should accept Catalonia for Spain
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level 60
Jul 2, 2019
catalonia is not a country though, soveriegn or not.
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level 67
Dec 12, 2016
There's always one!
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level 48
Dec 18, 2016
Welcome to Jetpunk. No
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level 58
Dec 12, 2016
Interesting statistic: Portugal, not including the Azores, ranks 3rd, which makes the cut. Another one: Portugal is 99% guessed, and the other 1% probably can't spell Portugal. And now a question: why all the fuss?
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level 73
Dec 13, 2016
To have a correct list of answers, not just a solved quiz :) I'm really not sure why Jan Mayen would count and not Azores
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level 77
Dec 13, 2016
My motto would be "Consistency and accuracy".
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level 43
May 27, 2018
not to mention iceland is half on the eurasian plate and entirely european in culture and language
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level 60
Jul 2, 2019
people need something to do to spend their evenings ;)
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level 75
Dec 12, 2016
I couldn't figure out why Russia, Ukraine, etc. weren't accepted. Finally, it kicked in. Still managed to get them all but it took far longer than it should have. At least I'm ready for what I assume will be the next one in this series.
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level 76
Dec 12, 2016
All these featured quizzes lately about the 10 most this or that by continent (or continents in the case of "America") are way too easy. Could be a 30 second quiz and would still be easy.
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level 34
Mar 15, 2017
What about Denmark and Greenland?
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level 65
Jan 13, 2018
Greenland isn't in Europe.
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level 33
Apr 17, 2017
I'm struggling on which bit of Norway is farther west than any of UK
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level 70
Oct 28, 2017
This island of Jan Mayen. North of Iceland. East of Greenland. Further west than the UK.
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level 34
Jun 8, 2017
1 min left
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level 20
May 27, 2018
Umm... Faroe islands anyone? (Actually i don't know it their danish or norwegian but still)
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level 66
May 31, 2018
Still Danish
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level 35
Jul 1, 2018
I don't understand how Norway is in it...AND so high on the list It is so much more west than the rest of the countries and
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level 60
Jul 2, 2019
Well if you read the comments you would. I didnt think Norway to be considered so far west either, but learned of a new place today.
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level 46
Jul 22, 2018
Nice quiz! Greetings from Iceland.
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level 33
Sep 25, 2018
Why don't you count Faroe Islands when you count the island of Jan Mayen. Denmark would appear on that list.
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level 42
Feb 22, 2019
Got them all with 1:20 left at 4:43 27 PM on February 22, 2019. This is a good, not too hard quiz to earn a few more points on.
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level 58
Feb 22, 2019
Well, how about Russia? I thought it's so far east it comes to west (ik how it sounds lol), and I guess it's not an overseas territory
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level 46
Mar 20, 2019
That russian part is part of asia
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level 53
Mar 20, 2019
15 seconds, thanks for the free 5 points
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level 32
Mar 24, 2019
weird flex, not okay
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