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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks

RankCountryPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)
1.RussiaElbrus47415642Central Caucasus
2.FranceMont Blanc46974810Western Alps
2.ItalyMont Blanc46974810Western Alps
4.SpainPico de Teide37183718North Atlantic Islands
5.BulgariaMusala24732925Macedonia-Thrace
6.GreeceMount ida24562456Greek Islands
7.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi24544466Eastern Caucasus
8.AustriaGroßglockner24233798Eastern Alps
9.NorwayGaldhøpiggen23722469Scandinavian Mountains
10.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít23542654Carpathian Mountains
11.GeorgiaGora Kazbek23535034Central Caucasus
12.PortugalMontanha do Pico23512351North Atlantic Islands
13.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn22804274Northern Alps
14.Jan MayenBeerenberg22772277Norwegian Sea Islands
15.AlbaniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges
15.MacedoniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges
17.ArmeniaAragats Lerr21434090Lesser Caucasus
18.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur21102110Norwegian Sea Islands
19.RomaniaParângu Mare21032519Southern Carpathians
20.SloveniaTriglav20522864Eastern Alps
21.SwedenKebnekaise17472106Scandinavian Mountains
22.GermanyZugspitze17462962Northern Alps
23.SvalbardNewtontoppen17131713Svalbard
24.UkraineRoman-Kosh15411545Ukrainian Plains
25.SerbiaMidzor14792169Balkan Mountains
26.MontenegroDurmitor14782523Dinaric Alps
27.KosovoPastrik14301988Dinaric Alps
28.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno13482225Dinaric Alps
29.United KingdomBen Nevis13441344Great Britain
30.CroatiaVaganski Vrh13001757Dinaric Alps
31.Czech RepublicSněžka12021602Bohemian Ranges
31.PolandSněžka12021602Bohemian Ranges
33.IrelandCarrauntoohil10411041Ireland
34.Faroe IslandsSlaettaratindur882882Norwegian Sea Islands
35.HungaryKékes7741014Carpathian Mountains
36.LiechtensteinKuhgrat6812123Northern Alps
37.Isle of ManSnaefell621621Great Britain
38.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó5182915Pyrenees
39.FinlandTaivaskero516809Scandinavian Mountains
40.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar423426Andalucian Ranges
41.MoldovaBalanesti285430Ukrainian Plains
42.MaltaDingli Cliffs253253Sicily
43.EstoniaSuur Munamagi218318Southeast Baltic Plains
44.San MarinoMonte Titano189739Appenines
45.LatviaGaizinkalns187312Southeast Baltic Plains
46.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya185345Southeast Baltic Plains
46.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas185235Southeast Baltic Plains
48.DenmarkRytterknægten162162Southeast Baltic Plains
49.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture153652North France-West Rhine Area
50.LuxembourgGréngewald149432North France-West Rhine Area
51.JerseyJersey High Point136136Great Britain
52.GuernseyLe Moulin114114Great Britain
53.NetherlandsSint–Pietersberg106171North France-West Rhine Area
54.MonacoRocher de Monaco3363Western Alps

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List Description

This list shows the peak in each European country with the greatest topographic prominence. As it turns out, for well over half of these countries (35 of 54, or 65%) the highest and most prominent peaks are the same. The remaining 19 peaks provide some good alternate climbs in their respective nations.

There is no consensus as to what nations or peaks constitute a European country high point list, and this site lists four flavors of that well-known pursuit. Not wanting to recreate all that again for the most-prominent list for Europe, the approach here is to be very inclusive and list all most-prominent peaks for all nations and dependencies that are European and semi-European, including all Caucasus region nations, Norwegian Arctic territories, and mid-Atlantic Island highpoints for Iberian nations.

The Vatican City is left off this list, since any notion of prominence has disappeared under centuries of urbanization.

Acknowledgments:

Thanks to Lee Newton, who did the research on the non-high points on this list and made its publication here possible.

 


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