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Europe is one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia to its east by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and other bodies of water to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" can incorporate cultural and political elements.

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Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 states, Russia is the largest by both area and population (although the country has territory in both Europe and Asia), while the Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 733 million or about 11% of the world's population. In 1900, Europe's share of the world's population was 25%.

 

Europe, in particular Ancient Greece, is the birthplace of Western culture. It played a predominant role in global affairs from the 16th century onwards, especially after the beginning of colonialism. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European nations controlled at various times the Americas, most of Africa, Oceania, and large portions of Asia. Both World Wars were largely focused upon Europe, greatly contributing to a decline in Western European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the United States and Soviet Union took prominence. During the Cold War, Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the west and the Warsaw Pact in the east. European integration led to the formation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in Western Europe, both of which have been expanding eastward since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

The tourism in the continent is an important factor for the balance of payments and provides the highest revenues in the world. With its rich and diverse geographical, cultural historical and natural heritage and with the density of tourist attractions Europe is the most visited continent.

 

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Europe Regions

Based on the environment, culture, and economic similarities, Europe is divided into four different regions.

Eastern Europe is territorially the largest region, consisting of, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and the Slovak Republic. The southern half of Eastern Europe is referred to as the Balkans or Balkan Peninsula after the mountain range in Bulgaria. This includes the countries Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, and Serbia-Montenegro.

Western Europe, is the industrial heartland of Europe, and is the core of its economic power, with a total population around 187 million. This area covers Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland, and the United Kingdom. Also included in Western Europe are Alpine Europe and the British Isles. England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland, make up the British Isles. Austria and Switzerland make up Alpine Europe.

Northern Europe includes Denmark, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. This area is known for harsher environments. It is generally cold, has poorly developed soils and limited mineral resources. This region has a population of over 25 million people.

Southern Europe, also known as Mediterranean Europe is located on the south side of Europe’s center. These countries consist of Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. The culture among these countries goes back to Greco-Roman times.

The major industrial core extends from the southeastern corner of England, down to include Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, into the eastern part of France, the western section of Germany, all of Switzerland, the western tip of Austria, and into northern Italy.

 

 

Europe Physical Environment

There are many different aspects to the physical landscape of Europe. It varies from lowlands with good soils, to high Mountains, to metallic minerals and energy resources found in rocks. Some other physical features found in Europe are hilly plateaus, glaciated lands, and river plains

Many mountain ranges run through Europe; infact almost all of Europe contains mountainous land. The Alps run on the northern margins of Mediterranean and Southern, Europe. The Sierra Nevada mountain range is located in Southern Spain. The Pyrenees Mountains border between France and Spain. The Apennine Mountains are located in the peninsula Italy. The Dinaric Alps go along Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, and Albania. The Pindus Mountains are located in Greece. Carpathian Mountains are located in Slovakia, southwestern Ukraine, and Romania. Bulgaria has the Balkan Mountains.

From southeast Britain, across northern Germany, through Poland, and into Russia is the North European lowland. Meseta is the upland area of central Spain. Massif Central is the upland area of central southern France. Rhine Highlands are uplands crossed by the Rhine River located in Germany. The Bohemian Massif in the Czech Republic is an area of uplands.

Europe has many peninsulas. Brittany is the peninsula of northwestern France. Norway and Sweden make up the Scandinavian Peninsula. Iberia is a peninsula containing Spand and Portugal.

Europe is surrounded by many different bodies of water. The Mediterranean Sea is towards southern Europe, lying between Asia, and northern Africa. The Baltic Sea is between Northern and Eastern Europe, with no outlet to the North Sea. The North Sea is a major source of oil; it lies between the British Isles, Scandinavia, and Germany. The Adriatic Sea is bordered by Italy, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia-Montenegro, and Albania. The Aegean Sea is surrounded by Greece and Turkey. The Black Sea is between Turkey, Georgia, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria. The Atlantic Ocean is to the west of Europe.

The Rhine River starts in the Netherlands, goes into western Germany, along France's border with Germany and Switzerland. The Elbe River cuts through eastern Germany before flowing into the Czech Republic. The Danube River starts in Germany, cuts across northern Austria before going to the Slovak Republic, into Hungary and Serbia, then following the border of Romania and Bulgaria. The Rhône River is in the south of France. The Seine River is in western France, while the Loire River cuts through the central part of the country. The Thames River is in southern England. The Vistula River cuts through the center of Poland and pokes into western Ukraine. The Po River runs through northern Italy.Europe More Information.

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