List of highest points of European countries

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Topography of Europe

This article lists the highest natural elevation of each sovereign state on the continent of Europe defined physiographically. States sometimes associated with Europe politically and culturally, but not geographically part of Europe, are not included in this list of physical features (with the exception of Armenia, Cyprus, Kazakhstan and Turkey - marked with a N/A rank entry).

Not all points in this list are mountains or hills, some are simply elevations that are not distinguishable as geographical features.

Notes are provided where territorial disputes or inconsistencies affect the listings. Some countries such as Denmark (Greenland), Netherlands (Saba), Spain (Canary Islands), Portugal (Azores Islands), and Turkey (Ararat) have part of their territory and their high points outside of Europe; their non-European high points are mentioned in the Notes.

For more details about Serbian and Kosovan highest points and ranks, see list of mountains in Kosovo.

Three other entries of partially recognized countries with highest points in Europe are listed and ranked in italics. For more details see list of states with limited recognition.

Rank
Country
Highest point
Elevation
1 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Khan Tengri[1] 7,010 m (22,999 ft)
2 Russia Russia Mount Elbrus[2] 5,642 m (18,510 ft)
3 Georgia (country) Georgia Shkhara[3][4][5][6][7][8] 5,193 m (17,037 ft)
4 Turkey Turkey Mount Ararat (Ağrı Dağı)[9] 5,137 m (16,854 ft)
5 Italy Italy Monte Bianco[10][11] 4,809 m (15,778 ft)
5 France France Mont Blanc[10][11] 4,809 m (15,778 ft)
6 Switzerland Switzerland Dufourspitze 4,634 m (15,203 ft)
7 Armenia Armenia Mount Aragats 4,090 m (13,420 ft)
8 Austria Austria Grossglockner 3,798 m (12,461 ft)
9 Spain Spain (Canary Islands) Teide[12] 3,718 m (12,198 ft)
10 Denmark Denmark (Greenland) Gunnbjørn Fjeld[13] 3,694 m (12,119 ft)
11 Spain Spain (mainland) Mulhacén[12] 3,479 m (11,414 ft)
12 Germany Germany Zugspitze 2,962 m (9,718 ft)
13 Andorra Andorra Coma Pedrosa 2,942 m (9,652 ft)
14 Bulgaria Bulgaria Musala 2,925 m (9,596 ft)
15 Greece Greece Mount Olympus 2,917 m (9,570 ft)
16 Slovenia Slovenia Triglav 2,864 m (9,396 ft)
17 Albania Albania Mount Korab 2,764 m (9,068 ft)
18 North Macedonia North Macedonia Mount Korab 2,764 m (9,068 ft)
19 Kosovo Kosovo Maja e Njeriut 2,658 m (8,720 ft)
20 Slovakia Slovakia Gerlachovský štít 2,655 m (8,711 ft)
21 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Vorder Grauspitz 2,599 m (8,527 ft)
22 Romania Romania Moldoveanu Peak 2,544 m (8,346 ft)
23 Montenegro Montenegro Zla Kolata 2,534 m (8,314 ft)
24 Poland Poland Rysy (NW summit) 2,499 m (8,199 ft)
25 Norway Norway Galdhøpiggen 2,469 m (8,100 ft)
26 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Maglić 2,386 m (7,828 ft)
27 Portugal Portugal Mount Pico[14] 2,351 m (7,713 ft)
28 Iceland Iceland Hvannadalshnúkur 2,110 m (6,923 ft)
29 Sweden Sweden Kebnekaise 2,104 m (6,903 ft)
30 Ukraine Ukraine Hoverla 2,061 m (6,762 ft)
31 Portugal Portugal Serra da Estrela[14] 1,993 m (6,539 ft)
32 Cyprus Cyprus Mount Olympus 1,952 m (6,404 ft)
33 Croatia Croatia Dinara 1,831 m (6,007 ft)
34 Czech Republic Czech Republic Sněžka 1,603 m (5,259 ft)
35 United Kingdom United Kingdom Ben Nevis[15] 1,345 m (4,413 ft)
36 Finland Finland Halti 1,324 m (4,344 ft)
37 Republic of Ireland Ireland (Republic of) Carrauntoohil 1,041 m (3,415 ft)
38 Turkey Turkey Mahya Dağı[9] 1,031 m (3,383 ft)
39 Hungary Hungary Kékes 1,014 m (3,327 ft)
40 Netherlands Netherlands Mount Scenery[16] 887 m (2,910 ft)
41 San Marino San Marino Monte Titano 749 m (2,457 ft)
42 Belgium Belgium Signal de Botrange 694 m (2,277 ft)
43 Luxembourg Luxembourg Kneiff 560 m (1,837 ft)
44 Moldova Moldova Bălănești Hill 430 m (1,411 ft)
45 Belarus Belarus Dzyarzhynskaya Hara 345 m (1,132 ft)
46 Netherlands Netherlands Vaalserberg[16] 321 m (1,053 ft)
47 Estonia Estonia Suur Munamägi 318 m (1,043 ft)
48 Latvia Latvia Gaiziņkalns 312 m (1,024 ft)
49 Lithuania Lithuania Aukštojas Hill 294 m (965 ft)
50 Malta Malta Ta' Dmejrek 253 m (830 ft)
51 Denmark Denmark Møllehøj[13] 171 m (561 ft)
52 Monaco Monaco Chemin des Révoires 163 m (535 ft)
53 Vatican City Vatican City Vatican Hill 75 m (246 ft)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Khan Tengri is the highest point of Kazakhstan.
  2. ^ Mount Elbrus is highest point both of Russia and of Europe.
  3. ^ "Country profiles".
  4. ^ "Georgia country profile". BBC News. 22 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe". 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Landscapes of Georgia". National Geographic Society. Archived from the original on 2021-05-09.
  7. ^ "Top 10 Highest Mountains in Europe".
  8. ^ "Europe mountains by height - Global Geografia".
  9. ^ a b Mahya Dağı in Strandzha mountain is the highest peak in the European part of Turkey, while the highest peak of the country is Mount Ararat, located in the Asian part of Turkey.
  10. ^ a b Mont Blanc is the highest point in Western Europe.
  11. ^ a b Official French and Italian maps are not in agreement about the local course of the international border; if Mont Blanc is not regarded as being in Italy, the highest peak would be Monte Bianco de Courmayeur (4,748 m).
  12. ^ a b Mulhacén is the highest point of Spain on mainland Europe, while the highest peak of the country is Teide, in the Canary islands, usually considered part of Africa.
  13. ^ a b Gunnbjørn Fjeld, located in Greenland (part of North America) is the highest point of the Kingdom of Denmark.
  14. ^ a b Serra da Estrela is the highest point of Portugal on mainland Europe, but the highest peak of the country is Mount Pico in the Azores islands, which are usually considered part of Europe.
  15. ^ The highest point on United Kingdom domestic territory is Ben Nevis, in Scotland, at 1,345 m. The highest points in Wales, England, and Northern Ireland are Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m), Scafell Pike (978 m), and Slieve Donard/Sliabh Dónairt (850 m) respectively.The highest point on UK overseas territory is Mount Paget, 2,934 m, on South Georgia (claimed by Argentina). Antarctic territorial claims, whose precise validity is unclear, are not listed here.
  16. ^ a b Saba in the Caribbean is a part of the Netherlands and has an 887-metre-high (2,910 ft) volcano.

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