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Europe is the world’s most concentrated and visited continent

Welcome to Europe

Location:

Europe is the third continent as population after Asia and Africa but only the 6th as surface. It’s separated from Asia by Ural Mountains, Ural River, Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains in east. In south is the Asiatic part of Turkey, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, in west is the Atlantic Ocean and in north is the Arctic Ocean.

Area/Surface:

10.180.000 km²

Population:

740.000.000 people

The biggest cities:

London, Paris, Roma, Madrid, Moscow, Istanbul, Athens, Berlin, Warsaw, Bucharest and others

Languages spoken:

Romanic languages (Western, Southern, South-Western and South-Eastern Europe), German languages (Central, Northern and North-Western Europe), Slav languages (Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe), Greek, Albanese, Baltic languages and others

Time zone:

0 hours to +6 hours Greenwich time


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Europe

 

Name and relief:

Europe is also known as the old continent and the name comes from the Greek words Eur that means Wide and Op that means Eye. It’s one of the oldest inhabited continents and in the past it was a single continent together with Asia called Eurasia. It has a complex relief ranging from the Alps in south, the Carpathian Mountains in the central-eastern part and the Balkan Mountains in the south-eastern part, till wide plains in the central-northern part and in eastern part of this continent.

Climate, countries and history:

The climate is diverse from Mediterranean in south, temperate-continental in the central part till a cold climate with forested and frozen areas in north. European continent is home for all the navigators and the conquerors of the world, the place where started all the journeys to populate large territories in America, Africa or Asia. Countries like Spain, France, Great Britain, Portugal or Netherlands had many territories in America, Africa or Asia in the past. Today, their descendants followed the language, culture and traditions of the past conquerors. (Find more journeys on worldlifetimejourneys.com) More than two decades ago, were the last conflicts between the European countries. Germany reunified in a single country and countries like Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia or the Soviet Union split in two or more countries. The largest countries in the most crowded continent are Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, France and Spain and the most populated are Russia, Germany, Turkey, Great Britain, France and Italy. Visit Europe! It contains the countries below:


North Europe:

Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom.

Central Europe:

Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland.

South Europe:

Andorra, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Vatican.

Balkans:

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia.

East Europe:

Belarus, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova Republic, Romania, Russia, Ukraine.

Others:

Cyprus, Georgia, Turkey.


Europe is the world’s most concentrated and visited continent
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