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Europe continent

Europe continent

Europe continent by convention is one of the world’s seven continents. It is the world’s second-smallest continent when measured as per the surface area and comprises of westernmost parts of Eurasia. Though, it is the second-smallest continent, Europe still covers a large part of Eurasia and has been one of the most favorite tourism locations in the world. Europe continent is the birthplace of western culture where ancient Greece ruled and the seeds of colonialism were sowed and gradually were scattered into different parts of the world. Today, Europe continent is third on the list when it comes to population, right behind Asia and Africa which are the leading populous continents.

There are around 50 states in Europe approximately and among these states, Russia is the largest state when it comes to area and population and Vatican City is among the smallest state in Europe. In the 16th and the 17th century, it was Europe that was the centre of the globe and European nations like United Kingdom ruled and controlled large areas of Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas. However, the dominance of Europe slowed down after the two World Wars that happened in Europe and countries like United States of America and Soviet Union took the lead.

The history of Europe continent dates back to around 1.8 million years ago when earliest hominid used to live in Europe and the remains of hominid were found in Spain. And they gradually migrated from one place to the other on Europe continent in search of food and shelter. You will find a long history of European Bronze Age and Iron Age when colonization began and gave birth to early Mediterranean cities.
Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome had great impact on human civilization and western culture. Greece and Rome together contributed many cultural values, philosophy, and rationalism. It was here in Europe that science was born, and dramatic verses turned into poems giving birth to European literature. Europe continent further witnessed developments in the field of law, architecture, government policies, engineering and languages that spread around the world. And after several years of persecution, Christianity was legitimized in Europe by Constantine I.

Today, European Union covers large portion of Europe continent and has undergone expansion to cover a majority of European states. With Euro being adopted as their official currency, the trade markets in Europe have really made its impact on world market.

10 Comments so far

  1. Jeniffer   February 2, 2010 5:48 pm

    The Europe continent is great! It offers everything. Tourism, technology, culture etc. I really think the europe continent is the best continent.

  2. Jackson   February 3, 2010 10:34 am

    Europe continent is maybe the most beautiful continent in the world. And I am not talking only about the nature. Culture is also diverse. You have lots of things to see there.

  3. Davola   February 4, 2010 1:23 pm

    I like the europe continent a lot. Mostly because of its relief. You can go to seaside and mountains in the same country. As Jackson said, there is variety in the european nature too.

  4. Lange   February 6, 2010 5:31 am

    The Europe Continent is incredible for tourists. I don’t think there is another continent to replace it. The economy here is also big, thanks to the european union. It has a great impact on the market.

  5. Stan   February 8, 2010 1:50 pm

    The europe continent also has the best history. Maybe this is why europeans are so traditional. Every country should have its own tradition. You don’t see that in america.

  6. axeman   April 20, 2010 10:24 am

    The Europe continent has a lot of things to offer. Not only to tourists, but also to its citizens. People from the europe continent are happier than those from the rest of the world. This is what I think after visiting Europe.

  7. Angie   December 31, 2010 11:50 am

    Many things to do in Europe is what drives the tourism here. The cities are so full of history and the scenery is beautiful. Why would you not want to travel there if you did not have the chance? I agree with Lange when said that there is no continent to replace it. There really is not.

  8. Hilda   February 27, 2011 3:45 am

    I hadn’t known that Europe continent is the world second smallest continent. With so many countries I thought that it is bigger. :D
    Indeed Europe continent is the most visited by tourists. It couldn’t be otherwise, because Europe continent has so many beautiful places to be seen. And also, countries are so different, each having its own culture and style of living. To me this is fascinating.

  9. Marty   March 17, 2011 2:47 pm

    Europe has had many good things come out of it. Science for one. Without science where would we be? And all the great literature that came from Europe is just amazing.

  10. abduljabbaralishah   November 26, 2012 9:32 am

    I love europen country education and health programs

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