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There are more than 50 countries in Europe. Most of these countries are members of the European Union.
As of 2017, about 510 million people lived in Europe.
Europe makes 44% of the world's wine.
Europe contains the world's second most active volcano.
Greenland, in Europe, Is the world's biggest island - considering Australia is a continent!
Origin of Name
Europe is named after a princess in Greek mythology called "Europa." The myth says that Zeus kidnapped Europa and took her to Crete, where she became the mother of King Minos (whom Europe’s first civilization derives its name, the Minoans, from).
Main article: History of Europe
Some of the major periods in European history have been:
- Ancient Greek Civilization (Minoan, Mycenaean, Classical, Hellenistic): c.1750 BC to 146 BC
- Roman Civilization (Roman kingdom, Roman Republic and Roman Empire): 753BC-476
- Medieval Civilization (Early, High, Late): 476 to 1492
- Early Modern Era (Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, Enlightenment): 1492-1789
- 19th Century, 20th Century and 21st Century (French Revolution, Napoleonic Wars, Industrial Revolution, Colonialism, World War 1, World War 2, Cold War) 1789-present
Regions and countries
There are several major regions of Europe:
Most of Europe lies in temperate climate zones.
However, there are many different climates throughout Europe. For example, during the winter, it may be snowing and -30 degrees Celsius for 4-5 months in Finland. Yet it may be much warmer, with no snow at all except on high mountains, in Spain.
Main article: European Union
The European Union is a confederation of 28 European countries. These countries agree to follow common laws so that their citizens can move and trade in EU countries almost the same as they do in their own. Nineteen of these countries also share the same type of money: the euro.
List of Countries
- 23x15px Albania
- 23x15px Andorra (Principality of)
- 23x15px Armenia
- 23x15px Austria (EU)
- 23x15px Azerbaijan
- 23x15px Belarus
- 23x15px Belgium (EU)
- 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina
- 23x15px Bulgaria (EU)
- 23x15px Croatia (EU)
- 23x15px Czech Republic (EU)
- 23x15px Cyprus (EU)
- 23x15px Denmark (EU)
- 23x15px Estonia (EU)
- 23x15px Finland (EU)
- 23x15px France (EU)
- 23x15px Georgia
- 23x15px Germany (EU)
- 23x15px Greece (EU)
- 23x15px Hungary (EU)
- 23x15px Iceland Note: Geologically located in Europe and North America. (Official Candidate of EU.)
- 23x15px Ireland (EU)
- 23x15px Italy (EU)
- 23x15px Kazakhstan Note: Geologically located in Europe and Asia
- 23x15px Latvia (EU)
- 23x15px Liechtenstein
- 23x15px Lithuania (EU)
- 23x15px Luxembourg (EU)
- 23x15px Malta (EU)
- 23x15px Moldova
- 23x15px Monaco
- 23x15px Montenegro (Official Candidate of EU.)
- 23x15px Netherlands (EU)
- 23x15px Norway
- 23x15px Poland (EU)
- 23x15px Portugal (EU)
- 23x15px Republic of Macedonia (Official Candidate of EU.)
- 23x15px Romania (EU)
- 23x15px Russia
- 23x15px Serbia (Official Candidate of EU.)
- 23x15px Slovakia (EU)
- 23x15px Slovenia (EU)
- 23x15px Spain (EU)
- 23x15px Sweden (EU)
- 23x16px Switzerland
- 23x15px Turkey Note: Geologically located in Europe and Asia. (Official Candidate of EU.)
- 23x15px Ukraine
- 23x15px United Kingdom
- 23x16px Vatican City
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