Europe is the sixth largest continent in size and the third largest in population. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the south, Asia to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the West. Europe is a wealthy continent and is the center of the West and Western Democracy.
Europe has been the home to a variety of civilizations including Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire. It is also the home to the birth of democracy. Europe has been the central point of two of the biggest wars in modern history: World War I and World War II. Recently Europe has united under a common union called the European Union. This union allows independent European countries to have a single currency and to combine their economic and military power.
Population: 738,199,000 (Source: 2010 United Nations)
Area: 3,930,000 square miles
Ranking: It is the sixth largest and third most populous continent
Major Biomes: temperate forest, grasslands
Bordering Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Bay of Biscay, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Black Sea
- Moscow, Russia
- London, United Kingdom
- St Petersburg, Russia
- Berlin, Germany
- Madrid, Spain
- Rome, Italy
- Kiev, Ukraine
- Paris, France
- Bucharest, Romania
- Budapest, Hungary
Major Rivers and Lakes: Danube River, Elbe River, Loire River, Po River, Rhine River, Volga River, Ladoga Lake, Onega Lake, Lake Geneva, Lake Como
Major Geographical Features: Alps, Ural Mountains, Pyrenees, Carpathian Mountains, Apennines, Massif Central plateau, North European Plain, the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, Iberian Peninsula
Countries of Europe
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Fun Facts about Europe
Europe is home to the smallest country in the world, the Holy See or the Vatican. It is the smallest country both in size and population.
The tallest mountain in Europe is Mount Elbrus in Russia.
Europe is home to the birthplace of democracy and Western culture in the ancient civilizations of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.
Most of Europe now uses the same currency called the Euro.
The area of Russia that is west of the Ural Mountains is usually considered part of Europe. The area to the east of the Urals is considered part of Asia.
The Industrial Revolution began in Europe in Great Britain.
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