What Is the Westernmost Capital City in Europe?

When this is about the westernmost capital city in Europe, one can speak about the mainland or in general, this is about different cities.

The westernmost capital city in Europe in general is Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. But when this is about the mainland, this is Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and the second place belongs to Dublin, the capital of Ireland. 

The zoomable Google map below shows the positions of the cities. Please zoom in to see details.


This city appears to be exceptional among capitals and this is for various reasons. You will find it also in the following lists:

But here it is again as the westernmost capital in Europe with its longitude of 21°56′W.

Note that the westernmost capital in Africa is also in an island state, and it is a bit more to the west than Reykjavik.


This capital city of Portugal is shown in the top picture above. Its longitude is 9°08′W. As you realize it is far less to the west as compared with Reykjavik.

Note that Lisbon is also in my list of the warmest capitals in Europe, as well as in the list of the oldest capitals in Europe where it is on the second place.



Dublin Ireland.
Dublin Ireland.

The capital of Ireland is at longitude of 6°16′W. You realize also from the map above that it is visibly less distant from the zero meridian.

This is a lovely city at the mouth of the River Liffey, and with over one million population. If you love their bear, you have the famous Guinness brewery directly in the city. I had a chance to visit it once.

The origin of the city is attributed to Gaels and this dates back to the 7th century. It became the main city by the 12th century Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland.

Please see more about the city here:

So this was the lest of the westernmost capital cities in Europe. Just to mention in case you did not know, the longitude is measured from the zero meridian that runs through Greenwich, England.

Let me know if you have questions, there is a comment box below. This site is all about capitals, so bookmark it and keep as a reference. Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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