Template:Outlying territories of European countries

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Initial visibility

To set the template's initial visibility, the |state= parameter may be used:

  • |state=collapsed: {{Outlying territories of European countries|state=collapsed}} to show the template collapsed, i.e., hidden apart from its title bar
  • |state=expanded: {{Outlying territories of European countries|state=expanded}} to show the template expanded, i.e., fully visible
  • |state=autocollapse: {{Outlying territories of European countries|state=autocollapse}}
    • shows the template collapsed to the title bar if there is a {{navbar}}, a {{sidebar}}, or some other table on the page with the collapsible attribute
    • shows the template in its expanded state if there are no other collapsible items on the page

If the |state= parameter is not set, the template's initial visibility is taken from the |default= parameter in the template. For this template, that currently evaluates to autocollapse.

Inclusion criteria[edit]

In order to avoid possible confusion and misunderstanding, the eligibility for inclusion in this template is defined as follows:

A European outlying territory is a territory which:
  1. has any political status other than independent, sovereign state;
  2. has a common sovereignty with some member state of the Council of Europe;
  3. either:
    (a) the nearest independent country is not a member of the Council of Europe; or
    (b) the distance to the nearest European territory is more than 400 nautical miles (740 km)
    Note: The distance in (a) is measured to the nearest other territory; the distance in (b) is twice the EEZ limit under the Law of the Sea Convention, ensuring that the respective jurisdictional waters are not contiguous.
  4. is not an outlying territory of the Asian portions of Russia, Turkey, etc.

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