List of highest points of European countries

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Topography of Europe

This page 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 Cyprus - 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), and Turkey (Ararat) have part of their territory and their high points outside of Europe; their non-European high points are listed with a N/A rank entry in the list, as well as with a note at the original entry (highest point within Europe).

Kosovo has two entries. For more details about Serbian and Kosovan highest points and ranks see Talk page as well as the discussion at List of mountains in Kosovo and its Talk page.

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

Rank Country Highest point Height (m) Height (ft)
14 Albania Albania Mount Korab 2,764 9,068
10 Andorra Andorra Coma Pedrosa 2,942 9,652
7 Austria Austria Grossglockner 3,798 12,461
6 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Bazardüzü 4,466 14,652
40 Belarus Belarus Dzyarzhynskaya Hara 345 1,132
37 Belgium Belgium Signal de Botrange 694 2,277
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Maglić 2,386 7,828
11 Bulgaria Bulgaria Musala 2,925 9,596
29 Croatia Croatia Dinara 1,831 6,007
N/A Cyprus Cyprus Mount Olympus 1,952 6,404
30 Czech Republic Czech Republic Sněžka 1,603 5,259
46 Denmark Denmark Møllehøj [1] 171 561
42 Estonia Estonia Suur Munamägi 318 1,043
32 Finland Finland Halti 1,324 4,344
3 France France Mont Blanc[2][3] 4,810.45[4] 15,782
2 Georgia (country) Georgia Shkhara 5,201 17,064
9 Germany Germany Zugspitze 2,962 9,718
12 Greece Greece Mount Olympus 2,919 9,577
35 Hungary Hungary Kékes 1,014 3,327
26 Iceland Iceland Hvannadalshnúkur 2,110 6,923
33 Republic of Ireland Ireland Carrauntoohil 1,041 3,415
3 Italy Italy Monte Bianco[2][3] 4,810.45[4] 15,782
16a Kosovo Kosovo[5] Great Rudoka (Rudoka e Madhe / Maja e Njerit) 2,658 8,721
16b Kosovo Kosovo[6] Gjeravica 2,656 8,714
43 Latvia Latvia Gaiziņkalns 311.5 1,027
18 Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Vorder Grauspitz 2,599 8,527
44 Lithuania Lithuania Aukštojas Hill 294 965
38 Luxembourg Luxembourg Kneiff 560 1,837
14 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Mount Korab 2,764 9,068
45 Malta Malta Ta' Dmejrek 253 830
39 Moldova Moldova Bălănești 430 1,411
47 Monaco Monaco Chemin des Révoires 163 535
20 Montenegro Montenegro Zla Kolata 2,534 8,314
41 Netherlands Netherlands Vaalserberg[7] 321 1,053
22 Norway Norway Galdhøpiggen 2,469 8,100
21 Poland Poland Rysy 2,499 8,199
24 Portugal Portugal Mount Pico[8] 2,351 7,713
19 Romania Romania Moldoveanu Peak 2,544 8,346
1 Russia Russia Mount Elbrus[9] 5,642 18,510
36 San Marino San Marino Monte Titano 749 2,457
25 Serbia Serbia Midžor 2,169 7,116
17 Slovakia Slovakia Gerlachovský štít 2,655 8,711
13 Slovenia Slovenia Triglav 2,864 9,396
8 Spain Spain Mulhacén[10] 3,479 11,414
27 Sweden Sweden Kebnekaise 2,104 6,903
5 Switzerland Switzerland Monte Rosa 4,634 15,203
34 Turkey Turkey Mahya Dağı[11] 1,031 3,383
28 Ukraine Ukraine Hoverla 2,061 6,762
31 United Kingdom United Kingdom Ben Nevis[12] 1,344 4,409
48 Vatican City Vatican City unnamed location 75 246
N/A Transnistria Transnistria[13] unnamed location 347 1,138
N/A Denmark Denmark Gunnbjørn Fjeld[14] 3,694 12,119
N/A Netherlands Netherlands Mount Scenery[15] 887 2,910
N/A Portugal Portugal Serra da Estrela[8] 1,993 6,539
N/A Spain Spain Teide[10] 3,718 12,198
N/A Turkey Turkey Mount Ararat (Ağrı Dağı)[11] 5,137 16,854

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  1. ^ Gunnbjørn Fjeld, located on Greenland that is part of North America, with its 3,694 m (12,119 ft) is the highest point of the Kingdom of Denmark.
  2. ^ a b Mont Blanc is the highest point in Western Europe.
  3. ^ 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).
  4. ^ a b Mont Blanc shrinks by 45cm in two years.
  5. ^ Great Rudoka (Rudoka e Madhe / Maja e Njerit) (2,658m) is on the Macedonian/Kosovan border, whose 2008 declaration of independence has been partially recognized but has not achieved recognition by Serbia or full UN recognition. For more details see the discussion at List of mountains in Kosovo talk page.
  6. ^ Gjeravica (2,656m) is in Kosovo, whose 2008 declaration of independence has been partially recognized but has not achieved recognition by Serbia or full UN recognition. For more details see the discussion at List of mountains in Kosovo talk page.
  7. ^ Saba in the Caribbean is a part of the Netherlands and has an 887-metre-high (2,910 ft) volcano.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Mount Elbrus is highest point both of Russia and of Europe.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ The highest point on United Kingdom domestic territory is Ben Nevis, 1,344 m. 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.
  13. ^ The Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic (known in English mass media as Transnistria) declared its independence in 1990. It is not recognized by the Republic of Moldova, but by three UN non-members.
  14. ^ Gunnbjørn Fjeld, located on Greenland that is part of North America, with its 3,694 m (12,119 ft) is the highest point of the Kingdom of Denmark.
  15. ^ Saba in the Caribbean is a part of the Netherlands and has an 887-metre-high (2,910 ft) volcano.

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