I selected a large region by going to the beginning line and hit C-SPC (currently mapped to cua-set-mark), and then moving to the end of the buffer with M-S->.

Now for some reason, I want to get back to the beginning of the selected/highlighted region where I first set the mark.

Is there a shortcut key for going back to that position?

(This is with Emacs 27, Ubuntu 20.04)

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You need to call exchange-point-and-mark, bound to C-x C-x.

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