St Pierre and Miquelon has a certain level of autonomy and a special legal status but nevertheless it is represented in the French National Assembly, Senate and Economic and Social Council. It is one of France's overseas collectivities making it an integral part of France.
Maybe you can say something about the transcontinental countries in the notes?
This is an unambiguous definition of the European continent that is independent of political geography. The countries of Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan contain territory inside this definition, and therefore are 0 miles away from the continent of Europe. Cyprus and Armenia are completely outside the continental borders.
Originally the EU consisted of only 6 countries, currently it has 27 members (still much less than there are countries in Europe). Norway for instance, is definitely in Europe but not part of the EU. French Guiana for instance is not in the European continent, but as an integral part of France, it is in the EU
I don't think it's a stretch to say Spain is "based" in Europe. On Jetpunk, Russia is also considered to be "based" in Europe because of big cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg. However, when you're a transcontinental country, just because you're based in one continent doesn't mean the rest of your country is also in that continent. This is obvious with Russia; most of it is clearly in Asia. It's also why many islands in the Caribbean aren't European (geographically) but, well, Caribbean. All of the transcontinental answers on this quiz (Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Turkey) are not counted as part of Europe (despite having land in Europe) because they are considered to be "based" in Asia. And Cyprus, well... that's just Cyprus for you.
Hope this helps!
You admit Central Asian countries because of that. Why is N Korea left out? Japan?
N Korea has a land border. Japan is near to Sakhalin Island. I’d bet S Korea is close then other picks too. And maybe China though I’m not sure about that corner at the Korean Pennisula.
Other point, if it is something that borders Europe, Morocco should also list at 0, given th 2 autonomous regions Spain has in Morocco. I assume these are excluded like Greenland is.
But....if all of Russia is counted (therefore including Kazakhstan and likewise) then why is the gap of the Bering Strait not also used, putting America close to?
Turkey has a piece of Europe as part if it!
So these countries cannot be considered outside Europe.