Europe

Travelling in Europe

Europe
Louvre Museum at Night, Paris

Travelling in Europe

Europe: A continent located West of Asia and North of Africa, with 44 to 51 countries. 

European Union (or EU): A political and economic union of 27 countries in Europe. Eurozone: A monetary union of 19 (or 25) countries in Europe that use the euro (€) as their currency.

Europe Facts 

1. The European continent is located completely in the northern hemisphere and mainly in the eastern hemisphere. Europe borders onto the Arctic Ocean in the North, the Atlantic Ocean in the west and the Mediterranean Sea in the South.

2. There are 50 countries in Europe with a total of more than 748 million people living on the continent in 2021. 

6. Biggest island: The biggest island on the European continent is Great Britain/UK. Greenland is the largest island which belongs to Europe as the island belongs to Denmark. Greenland is commonly referred to as the largest island in the world. Greenland, however, is located on the North American continent. 

10. Europe is the continent with the highest population density, which means on the European continent live the biggest number of people per square kilometre or square mile.

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