Europe Continent is the second smallest continent in the world by covering 2% of the land area. Its land area is 7,769,964 (km²) in total. Moreover, you can see the land area on the Europe Continent Map below.
According to a belief, the name Europa comes from the ancient myth of Zeus and Europa.
Normally a continent’s borders are thought to be separated by oceans, rivers or seas. However, it differs in Europe continent a little. Russia partially placed in Europe continent because cultural and social specialities taken first place while the Europe continent’s borders have been creating.
Rich in history
Europe continent is one of the continents which is rich in history. Its population is 742,073,853 by 2017.
Its most crowded state is Russia with its 143,989,754 population.
Europe continent differs from other continents with its borders. Almost all of the continents are separated from each other with a water element. However, in Europe continent, cultural and historical facts play a big role.
The largest country; Russia
Russia is the largest and most populous country in the continent covering 39% of the land area in the Europe continent.
Europe continent hosted two of the world wars in its history. Finally, after the second world war, European countries came together and peace has settled in Europe.
In 1951 European Union has been established as European Coal and Steel Community with 6 countries. After then the union has become larger, many more countries have joined in. Today there are 28 countries in European Union.
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There are 19 countries in Eurozone and you can find the complete list in European Union Map. Eurozone is a region in order to support the economies of countries in European Union.
The List of the countries in Europe Continent
There are 50 countries in Europe Continent. Here below you can find the list of the countries.
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Cold Winters, Hot Summers
Climate changes in Europe continent due to location. In the north and central Europe summers are hot and dry while the winters are cold and snowy. In addition, the Northern part is colder and snowier than the central part of Europe.
Furthermore, the southern part or with the other name Mediterranean part is extremely hot and dry in summer, and wet and rainy in winter.
The Gulf Stream is thought to be the heater of the continent.
The highest point; Mount Elbrus
Mount Elbrus is the highest point of the continent. Moreover, it is a dormant volcano in Southern Russia near the border with Georgia. However, there are different thoughts about the mountains continental borders. The stronger belief is it is in Europe continent due to its position on the northern side of Russia.
Animal Species in Europe
Europe continent is not rich in animal species. Europe’s original fauna and flora were therefore mostly forest dependant or tolerant species, such as bears, boar and badgers. As agriculture opened up the landscape, opportunities arose for other species.
For additional information, you can visit National Animals in Europe Map