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European Pole of Inaccessibility

European Pole of Inaccessibility

Europe, of course, is not a continent so does not qualify for a “main” Pole.  For that, you need to visit the Eurasian Pole of Inaccessibility.  However, it is possible to calculate a Point of Inaccessibility for continental Europe using country border definitions as well as seas. That point lies near to Gus-Khrustalny District, Vladimir Oblast in Russia in woodland. The exact location of the European POI is determined to be at: Latitude: 55° 45.614′ N Longitude: 40° 39.172’ W…

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Italy

Italy

The Italian Point of Inaccessibility is a farmer’s field just outside the village of Borgo Virgilio in the Province of Mantua. The exact location of the Italian PIA is at: Latitude: 45° 6.578’ N Longitude: 10° 50.584’ W Distance from border: 65.3 miles These coordinates lead you to farmland next to a walnut grove. Location of the Italian Point of Inaccessibility The area, in common with many POIs, is flat with very fertile soil.  That, combined with good irrigation dating…

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Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein

The Liechtenstein Point of Inaccessibility lies in Steg, a village in the municipality of Triesenberg at an altitude of around 1500m. It is popular with hikers. The exact location of the Liechtenstein POI is at: Latitude: 47° 6.959’ N Longitude: 9° 34.434’ W Distance from border: 2.50 miles These coordinates were calculated by Miso for Chris Brown in July 2019. Location of the Liechtenstein Point of Inaccessibility This point is behind a chalet on a side road in Steg, an…

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France

France

The French Point of Inaccessibility is in a small village (estimated population 400) called Colombiers near Saint Amand-Montrond, in the Cher department in the Centre-Val de Loire region. The exact location of the French PIA is at: Latitude: 46° 41.925’ N Longitude: 2° 32.457’ W Distance from border: 167.0 miles These coordinates were calculated by Miso for Chris Brown in July 2019. Location of the French Point of Inaccessibility This point is in the front yard of a private house…

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Switzerland

Switzerland

The Switzerland Point of Inaccessibility can be found on a picturesque mountainside approximately 25km south east of Bern, west of Lake Thunersee. The closest village is Amsoldingen. The exact location of the Swiss PIA is determined to be at: Latitude: 46° 43.332’ N Longitude: 7° 35.566’ W Distance from border: 39.7 miles These coordinates were calculated by Miso for Chris Brown in July 2019. Location of the Swiss Point of Inaccessibility The Point is in a private field, close to…

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