Template:Outlying territories of European countries

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Note to editors on how to manage collapsibility:

  • Use {{Outlying territories of European countries|state=collapsed}} to show this template in its collapsed (hidden) state.
  • Use {{Outlying territories of European countries|state=expanded}} to show this template in its expanded (fully visible) state.
  • Use {{Outlying territories of European countries|state=autocollapse}} to show this template in its collapsed (hidden) state only if there is another template of the same type on the page. (This is usually the default.)

Inclusion criteria[change | edit source]

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.
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.