View Full Version : Southernmost point of Europe (mainland) discussion

08-31-2005, 08:24 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile5685/Southernmost-point-of-Europe-(mainland).htm>Southernmost point of Europe (mainland)</a></b><br><br>Punta de Europa, or Punta de Tarifa / Spain.<br />
This island is a military zone. Beaches on the west side are well known by all kite and wind surfers.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/105332Clipboard04.jpg>

08-31-2005, 03:07 PM
Also called "Peņon de Gibraltar" if i remember and im not wrong... but dunno. This part of Spain is territory of England since 1704. Why? Dunno lol, but i made the same question like in Malvinas Argentinas hehehe.


09-01-2005, 12:36 PM
No, you are wrong.
Gibraltar is NOT the southernmost point of Europe. Tarifa is an absolutely different place of the same province, and yes, is the southermost point.
Gibraltar belongs to England because the french Bourbons (i.e. the current king of Spain) sold it to the English just to become the rulers of Spain after both the english and the french defeated Austrian empire during the Spanish sucession war.
You know...OK, you can be the rulers of Spain, but we want Gibraltar. (They also got Menorca and some Caribbean islands)
The french said "Ok, nevermind".
Because of Gibraltar now the Spanish ruler is king Juan Carlos I BOURBON.