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Python Program to Get the Last Element of the List

In this example, you will learn to get the last element of this list.

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following Python programming topics:


Using negative indexing

my_list = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e']

# print the last element
print(my_list[-1])

Output

e

When you use negative indexing, the counting starts from 1 not 0 as shown in the figure below.

Negative Indexing
List indexing in Python

If you want the first 1st element, you can use my_list[-5].

If you want to learn more, please go to Python list Negative Indexing.