List of countries by westernmost point

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This is a list of countries by westernmost point on land (dependent territories included). A selection of dependent territories are listed in italics and are not ranked.

The order doesn't always reflect the proximity of the country's territory to the 180th meridian. In such a case there would be three both the very westernmost and the very easternmost countries, territories, or continents Russia, Fiji and Antarctica, since the antimeridian passes through them on land. Instead for the number of countries, namely Russia, New Zealand, Fiji, United States, and Kiribati that have territory on both sides of the 180th meridian, the given westernmost point of the country is the westernmost point in the direction of travel. Russia, New Zealand, and Fiji have most of their territories west of the 180th meridian, in the Eastern Hemisphere, so they are considered to belong to the easternmost countries with their territory stretching as far to the east as beyond the 180th meridian into the Western Hemisphere. Conversely, the United States and Kiribati have most of their territories east of the 180th meridian, in the Western Hemisphere, so they are considered to belong to the westernmost countries with their territory stretching as far to the west as beyond the 180th meridian into the Eastern Hemisphere.

Rank Country Westernmost point Longitude
1  United States Orote Point, Guam
Peaked Island, Alaska (westernmost point in the 50 states)
Cape Alava (contiguous states)
144°37'5.5"E
172°26'E
124°43'W
2  Kiribati Banaba Island 169°32'13"E
3  Tonga Niuafo'ou, Tongatapu administrative area 175°38'W
4  Samoa cape to the southwest of Falealupo, Gaga'ifomauga district 172°48'W
5  Canada YukonAlaska border 141°00'W
6  Mexico Roca Elefante at Guadalupe Island, in the Pacific Ocean
near Tijuana (mainland)
118°22'00"W
117°02'W
7  Chile Motu Nui, off Easter Island
Taitao Peninsula (mainland)
109°27'10"
75°38'W
8  Guatemala border with Mexico on Pacific coast, San Marcos Department 92°15'W
9  Ecuador Galápagos Islands, Fernandina Island
Cabo Pasado (mainland)
92°01'W
80°05'W
10  El Salvador border with Guatemala, Ahuachapán Department 90°15'W
11  Belize border with Guatemala, at Sarstoon River 89°12'W
12  Honduras border with El Salvador and Guatemala, Ocotepeque Department 88°43'W
13  Nicaragua Pacific coast at Gulf of Fonseca, Chinandega Department 87°40'W
14  Costa Rica Cocos Island
Santa Elena Peninsula (mainland)
87°05'W
85°50'W
15  Cuba Cape San Antonio on Guanahacabibes Peninsula, Pinar del Río Province 84°58'W
16  Panama border with Costa Rica, Chiriquí Province 83°04'W
17  Colombia West of San Andrés island
Nariño Department (mainland)
81°44'W
79°00'W
18  Peru Punta Pariñas in the La Brea District, Talara Province, Piura Region 81°19'35"W
19  Bahamas Alice Town, Bimini 79°15'W
20  Jamaica South Negril Point, Westmoreland Parish 78°22'W
21  Haiti cape near Anse-d'Hainault, Grand'Anse Department 74°28'W
22  Brazil Serra do Divisor, Acre 73°59'04"W
23  Argentina Cerro Agasiz, Santa Cruz Province 73°30'00"W
24  Venezuela border with Colombia, Zulia State 73°20'W
25  Denmark Carey Islands, Greenland
Blåvandshuk (Ribe County)
73°14'W
8°5'E
 Greenland Carey Islands 73°14'W
26  Dominican Republic Las Lajas, border with Haiti, Independencia Province 72°00'W
27  Netherlands Aruba
Sint Anna ter Muiden ( European part)
70°01'W
3°21'E
28  Bolivia border with Peru 69°40'W
29  Saint Kitts and Nevis western cape of Saint Kitts, Saint Anne Sandy Point Parish 62°51'W
30  Paraguay border with Bolivia and Argentina, Boquerón department 62°35'W
31  Trinidad and Tobago westernmost cape of Trinidad, near Fullaron 61°56'W
32  Antigua and Barbuda Antigua 61°55'W
33  France La Pointe-Noire, Guadeloupe
Isle of Ushant (Metropolitan France)
Pointe de Corsen (mainland)
61°48'W
5°08'W
4°47'W
34  Grenada Point Salines, Saint George Parish, Grenada island 61°48'W
35  Dominica cape in the southwest of Saint John Parish 61°30'W
36  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Union Island, Grenadines Parish 61°26'W
37  Guyana Mount Venamo, on border with Venezuela, Cuyuni-Mazaruni 61°25'W
38  Saint Lucia western coast, Soufrière, Saint Lucia 61°04'W
39  Barbados Harrison's Point, Saint Lucy 59°40'W
40  Uruguay border with Argentina on Uruguay River, Soriano Department 58°25'W
41  Suriname border with Guyana, Sipaliwini District 58°5'W
42  Portugal Monchique Islet, freguesia of Fajã Grande, municipality of Lajes das Flores (Azores)
Cabo da Roca (mainland)
31°16'8"W
9°50'W
43  Cape Verde cape near Tarrafal do Monte Trigo, Santo Antão Island 25°25'W
44  Iceland Bjargtangar, Vestur-Barðastrandarsýsla 24°32'W
45  Spain Punta de la Orchilla, El Hierro, Canary Islands
Cape Touriñán (mainland)
18°09'W
9°18'W
46  Senegal Dakar city, Dakar Region 17°27'W
47  Mauritania Ras Nouadhibou peninsula, Dakhlet Nouadhibou Region 17°3'W
Western Sahara Nouadhibou 17°3'W
48  The Gambia Atlantic coast, West Coast Division 16°45'W
49  Guinea-Bissau Cape Roxo, border with Senegal on Atlantic coast, Cacheu Region 16°42'W
50  Guinea border with Guinea-Bissau on Atlantic coast, Boké Region 15°3'W
51  United Kingdom Rockall
Bradoge Bridge (proper in United Kingdom)
13°41'W
08°10'W
52  Sierra Leone border with Guinea at Atlantic coast, Northern Province 13°18'W
53  Morocco border with Western Sahara on Atlantic coast, Oued Ed-Dahab-Lagouira region 13°15'W
54  Mali border with Senegal and Mauritania, Kayes Region 12°00'W
55  Liberia border with Sierra Leone on Atlantic coast, Grand Cape Mount County 11°30'W
56  Ireland Tearaght Island, County Kerry
Dunmore Head (mainland)
10°28'W
10°28'W
57  Norway Høybergodden, Jan Mayen
Vardetangen (mainland)
9°04'39"W
4°56'E
58  Algeria border with Morocco and Western Sahara 8°40'W
59  Côte d'Ivoire border with Liberia 8°35'W
60  Burkina Faso Cascades Region, border with Mali and Côte d'Ivoire 5°30'W
61  Ghana border with Côte d'Ivoire, Western Region 3°15'W
62  Togo border with Ghana and Burkina Faso, Savanes Region 0°09'W
63  Niger border with Mali and Burkina Faso, Tillabéri Region 0°07'E
64  Benin border with Togo 0°50'E
65  Andorra Coll de l'Aquell, Sant Julià de Lòria 1°24'32"E
66  Belgium De Panne, West Flanders 2°35'E
67  Nigeria border with Benin, Ogun State 2°45'E
68  Equatorial Guinea Annobón island 5°37'E
69  Luxembourg near Surré 5°44'E
70  Germany Isenbruch, near Millen, North Rhine-Westphalia 5°53'E
71   Switzerland Chancy, Geneva 5°57'22.69"E
72  São Tomé and Príncipe Neves, São Tomé Island 6°33'E
73  Italy Rocca Bernauda, Piedmont 6°37'E
74  Monaco near the southern end of the Boulevard du Jardin Exotique 07°24'33"E
75  Tunisia border with Algeria, Tozeur Governorate 7°35'E
76  Gabon Cape Lopez, Ogooué-Maritime Province 8°42' E
77  Cameroon Southwest Region, border with Nigeria 8°45'E
78  Libya border with Algeria, Ghat District 9°20'E
79  Liechtenstein River Rhine 9°28'18"E
80  Austria River Rhine near Bangs, Vorarlberg 9°31'51"E
81  Sweden Stora Drammen, Stromstad, Västra Götaland County (in the province of Bohuslän) 10°57'27"E
82  Republic of the Congo border with Gabon at Atlantic coast 11°10'E
83  Angola Baia dos Tigres island, Namibe Province 11°40'E
84  Namibia Atlantic coast, Kunene Region 11°45'E
85  Czech Republic Krásná (Cheb District) near , Karlovy Vary Region 12°05'29"E
86  Democratic Republic of the Congo border with Angola at Atlantic coast 12°20'E
87  San Marino Acquaviva 12°24'30"E
88   Vatican City at the intersection of the Viale Vaticano and the Via Aurelia 12°26'44.62"E
89  Slovenia Municipality of Kobarid - Breginj 13°23'E
90  Croatia Cape Lako (rt Lako), Basanija (administratively part of the city of Umag, Istria County) 13°30'E
91  Chad border with Niger 13°40'E
92  Poland Oder river, near Osinów Dolny, West Pomeranian Voivodeship 14°07'E
93  Malta San Dimitri Point, Gozo 14°12'E
94  Central African Republic Nana-Mambéré, border with Cameroon 14°20'E
95  Bosnia and Herzegovina border with Croatia near Bihać 15°50'E
96  Hungary border with Austria and Slovenia, Vas County 16°8'E
97  South Africa Alexander Bay, border with Namibia at Atlantic coast, Northern Cape province 16°30'E
98  Slovakia border with Austria, Bratislava Region 16°50'E
99  Montenegro Prijevor, Herceg Novi municipality 18°26'E
100  Serbia Bezdan 18°51'E
101  Finland Märket, Eckerö, Åland Islands
Kolttapahta (mainland)
19°8'22" E
20°32'E
102  Albania Sazan Island, Vlorë 19°16'32"E
103  Greece Othonas, off Corfu
Sagiada (mainland)
19°23'E
19°59'E
104  Russia Narmeln, Vistula Spit, Kaliningrad Oblast 19°38'E
105  Botswana border with Namibia 20°00'E
106  Romania Beba Veche, a village in Timiș County, on the border with Hungary and Serbia 20°19'E
107  Macedonia border with Albania, Southwestern Statistical Region 20°30'E
108  Lithuania border with Russia on Curonian Spit, Neringa municipality 20°58'E
109  Latvia Baltic Sea coast, Liepāja District 21°00'E
110  Estonia Nootamaa island, Atla village, Lääne-Saare Parish, Saare County 21°45'51"E
111  Sudan border with Chad, West Darfur 21°50'E
112  Zambia border with Angola 22°00'E
113  Ukraine border with Slovakia near Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia Oblast 22°15'E
114  Bulgaria Mount Shulep Kamak, Kyustendil Province 22°21'E
115  Belarus Brest oblast 23°10'E
116  South Sudan Radom National Park 23°23'E
117  Egypt border with Libya, Matrouh Governorate 24°40'E
118  Zimbabwe border with Zambia and Botswana, Matabeleland North Province 25°20'E
119  Turkey Cape Avlaka, Gokceada (Imbros Island), Çanakkale
Cape Baba (mainland)
25°39'56"E
26°03'E
120  Moldova Criva, Briceni 26°40'E
121  Lesotho border with South Africa west of Mabotse, Mafeteng District 27°00'E
122  Rwanda border with Democratic Republic of the Congo, Western Province 28°52'E
123  Burundi Cibitoke Province, border with Democratic Republic of the Congo 28°59'E
124  Tanzania border with Democratic Republic of the Congo amid Lake Tanganyika, Kigoma Region 29°10'E
125  Uganda border with Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kisoro District 29°34'E
126  Mozambique border with Zambia, Tete Province 30°15'E
127  Swaziland border with South Africa, Manzini District 30°48'E
128  Cyprus Cape Arnauti 32°16'E
129  Malawi border with Mozambique, Mchinji District 32°40'E
130  Ethiopia border with Sudan, Gambela Region 33°00'E
131  Israel border with Egypt and Gaza Strip 34°15'E
132  Saudi Arabia Tiran Island, Tabuk Province
Ras al Alsheikh (mainland)
34°33'E
34°50'E
133  Jordan border with Saudi Arabia at the Gulf of Aqaba, Aqaba Governorate 34°55'E
134  Kenya border with Uganda at Lake Victoria, Western Province 35°00'E
135  Lebanon Mediterranean coast near border with Israel, Tyre District 35°06'E
136  Syria border with Israel in Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Quneitra Governorate 35°30'E
137  Eritrea border with Sudan, west of Teseney, Gash-Barka Region 36°50'E
138  Iraq Al Anbar Governorate 38°50'E
139  Somalia border with Kenya 41°00'E
140  Georgia Adjara 41°30'E
141  Yemen Jabal al-Tair Island 41°49'E
142  Djibouti border with Ethiopia, Dikhil Region 41°46'E
143  Comoros Moroni, Grande Comore island 43°12'E
144  Armenia Shirak 43°27'E
145  Madagascar Cape Ankaboa on Mozambique Channel coast, Toliara Province 43°30'E
146  Iran Sufi Ali, West Azerbaijan Province 44°02'50"E
147  Azerbaijan Sadarak, Nakhchivan 44°46'E
148  Seychelles Assumption Island 46°29'E
149  Kuwait border with Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Al Jahra Governorate 46°34'E
150  Kazakhstan border with Russia, West Kazakhstan Province 50°00'E
151  Bahrain Umm an Nasan island 50°23'E
152  Qatar coast west of Dukhan, Al-Jamiliyah municipality 50°45'E
153  United Arab Emirates small island to the northwest of the border with Saudi Arabia at the Persian Gulf coast, Abu Dhabi emirate 51°33'E
154  Oman border with Saudi Arabia, Dhofar Governorate 52°00'E
155  Turkmenistan border with Kazakhstan at Caspian Sea shore, Balkan Province 52°25'E
156  Uzbekistan border with Kazakhstan, Karakalpakstan autonomous republic 56°00'E
157  Mauritius North Island of Agaléga Islands 56°35'E
158  Afghanistan border with Iran, Herat 60°30'E
159  Pakistan border with Iran and Afghanistan, Balochistan province 61°00'E
160-  Tajikistan border with Uzbekistan, Sughd Province 67°25'E
161  India West of Guhar Moti, Gujarat 68°30'E
162  Kyrgyzstan border with Tajikistan, Batken Province 69°20'E
163  Australia McDonald Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Steep Point (mainland)
72°35'E
113°09'E
164  Maldives Makunudhoo (Haa Dhaalu Atoll) 72°42'E
165  China not to a hundred km in the South-west of Wuqia, Xinjiang 73°33'29"E
166  Sri Lanka Kachchatheevu island, Northern Province 79°31'E
167    Nepal border with India, Mahakali Zone 80°03'E
168  Mongolia border with Russia and China, Bayan-Ölgii Province 88°00'E
169  Bangladesh Rajshahi Division, border with India 88°03'E
170  Bhutan border with India 88°45'E
171  Myanmar Rakhine State, border with Bangladesh 92°15'E
172  Indonesia Sabang 94°45'E
173  Thailand border with Burma, Mae Hong Son Province 97°20'E
174  Malaysia western coast of Langkawi island, Kedah state 99°37'E
175  Laos border with Burma and Thailand, Bokeo Province 100°08'E
176  Vietnam Border with Laos and China, Điện Biên Province 102°08'E
177  Cambodia Battambang Province, border with Thailand 102°25'E
178  Singapore western tip of Singapore island, West Region 103°36'E
179  Brunei border with Malaysia near Kuala Belait 114°05'E
180  Philippines Kalayaan, Palawan 114°17'E
181  Japan Cape Irizaki, Yonaguni Island
Kōzakihana (four main islands)
122°56'01"E
129°43'E
182  East Timor border with Indonesia west of Citrana, Oecusse District 124°00'E
183  North Korea border with China at Yellow Sea coast 124°10'E
184  South Korea Baengnyeongdo Island, Incheon 124°39'E
185  Palau Tobi Island 131°07'26"E
186  Federated States of Micronesia Ngulu Atoll, Yap state 137°30'E
187  Papua New Guinea border with Indonesia, Western Province 140°55'E
188  Solomon Islands Treasury Islands, Western Province 155°33'30"E
189  Marshall Islands Ujelang Atoll 160°54'E
190  New Zealand Cape Lovitt, Auckland Islands
West Cape (South Island) 165°50'E
166°42'E
191  Nauru west coast of Nauru island 166°53'E
192  Vanuatu Hiw Island 166°33'E
193  Tuvalu Lakena 176°03'E
194  Fiji Viwa Island 176°53'E

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