# Which is idiomatic to find out the width of country: "How far across is France" OR "How long is it from the easternmost to the westernmost of France?"

If you want to find out the width of country, which one would be more idiomatic:

1- How far across is France?

2- How long is it from the westernmost to the easternmost of France?

Or is there any other practical way to say it?

And another question: Does the structure "how far across" asks about the same thing (the width) for a country like the Sweden or does it mean from the northernmost to the southermost point of it, because it is bigger if you measure it lengthwise?

• The word you are missing is distance; What is the distance from A to Z. Countries don't have "widths". Dec 9, 2022 at 19:21
• @Lambie, in which question do I need the word "distance"? I think you mean the 2nd one.? "How long is the distance from the westernmost to the easternmost of France? Is that right? Dec 9, 2022 at 19:25
• You would really have to say something like "westernmost point", because otherwise it sounds like something is missing. Dec 9, 2022 at 19:29