Dear all, I am trying to get the Country borders of France from open street map using overpass turbo as follows:

[out:json]; rel[admin_level=2]["ISO3166-1"="FR"]; out geom;

is there a way to only get the country border on the European continent (Main Country borders), excluding all the hundreds of french colonial islands around the world? Thanks

asked 15 Nov, 17:41

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The Area of France in Europe (including Corse) is called France métropolitaine.

So your overpass query would look like:

[out:json]; rel[admin_level=3][name="France métropolitaine"]; out geom;


(here is the corresponding nominatim query: that will get you the same relation )

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answered 16 Nov, 09:49

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edited 16 Nov, 10:12

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