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It is difficult to cover each and every part of Europe, so I will touch on some less known facts quickly.

Austria, a small country in Europe, has a rich heritage. It is home to international flavors called the Wiener Schnitzel and Apfelstrudel.  Belgium, situated in northwest Europe, is a free country. It is one of the founding members of the European Union.  Belgium is the source of origin of many Flemish painters and artists. Belgium is famous for its chocolates all over the world. Czech Republic is world famous for its meat cuisine. Bulgaria, one of the oldest nations of Europe, counts for the major export of food and wines. Folk music is the trade mark of this nation.  Did you know that Cyprus is known as the island of Aphrodite? People believe that the goddess of love and beauty was born here.  Cyprus is the juncture between Europe and Asia.

Denmark is a beautiful country with magnificent natural harbors and many other water bodies.  Denmark introduced the concept of open sandwiches which are enjoyed world wide now.  Sweden, situated in northern Europe, has a beautiful long coastline. Slovakia is well known for its beautifully varying topography characterized by the beautiful Alps, the Pannonian plain, the Mediterranean and the Dinaric area.  Slovakia is well known for the Carpathian Mountains.

Romania is world famous for its sumptuous cuisine.  Poland is rich in minerals like iron, zinc, copper and cobalt.  Portugal, a country rich in history and culture, has stunning Oriental influences in architecture and art. Portugal is world famous for symbolizing art and culture. Malta is a beautiful island popular for golf resorts.  Netherlands has great history of painters.  Luxemburg produces large percentage of European beer. Lithuania specializes in culinary skills like cold beet soup and potato dumplings puffy with meat.  Latvia is characterized for the Latvian bacon pies.  Estonia is the original home to many famous people like the Kalevipoeg and Jaan Kross.

Finland, a snowy country is world famous for the patriotism imbibed in the citizens. It is also the place for you, if you are fond of winter sports. Ireland is marked with the beauty of the Blasket islands, Cliffs of Moher, Newgrange and Dublin Zoo. Hungary is known as the musical country.  Greece is home to many European scholars. Greece has played an important part in European civilization, culture, art, literature and architecture. Greece cuisine is popular for the use of mutton.  Germany has a dominating influence on Europe.

20 Comments so far

  1. Ben   February 7, 2009 6:31 am

    Indeed, european countries are unique in the world. Every one of them is original in its way.
    Traditions are also impressive in european countries.

  2. Lorette   February 9, 2009 8:52 am

    It’s a good thing you managed to post these european countries ‘ specific. I didn’t know many of these facts.
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Perry   February 10, 2009 8:21 am

    You have made an interesting list with these european countries.
    However, what I wanted to say is that Belgium indeed makes a great chocolate. But it is not the only country with traditions on chocolate. Holland, England, Spain, for example are also other countries that planted lots of cacao trees in the beginning. They are the first countries.

  4. Michael   February 10, 2009 8:28 am

    I have been travelling around almost all european countries. And I can say that Finland is the best place to visit from a winter sports fan’s point of view. Finnish tracks are the best, in my opinion!

  5. MARIA DE LOURDES   February 24, 2009 8:58 am


  6. Ari'el   March 13, 2011 2:01 pm

    Romania and Italy are my favorite European countries. I’ve visited almost all European countries but these two were the most beautiful.
    In Romania I was having so much fun and saw amazing things. In my opinion people there are the most beautiful people in the planet. Recommend to visit it and see yourself.

  7. Silee   March 20, 2011 4:22 am

    From all European countries France I like most. Even if people are a little bit picky at first, in the end you can become good friends. Also in my opinion, French are very elegant and classy.
    France is one of my favorite from all European countries also for the fact that it has so many beautiful places. It is definitely a beautiful country.

  8. Rudollff   March 27, 2011 11:30 am

    Netherlands I like most from all European countries. I like it because it is the country of tulips. These are the most beautiful flowers.
    Anywhere you go in Netherlands you see tulips. It’s a nice scenario.
    I like other European countries too, but Netherlands is my favorite.

  9. Lulu   April 17, 2011 1:58 am

    My favorite from all European countries is Greece. All my vacations I spend them in this country. Every time I go there I discover new things about it. What I like about Greece is the fact that almost all the time there is sunny and warm weather.
    If I were to choose from all European countries one where I prefer to live I would definitely pick Greece.

  10. Iron   May 1, 2011 5:29 am

    I hadn’t known many things about European countries before. This article is very interesting.
    It has impressed me the facts about Cyrprus. It is one of my favorite from all European countries. Even so, I hadn’t known that is was known as the island of Aphrodite.

  11. Jerry   May 1, 2011 7:05 am

    I agree with Iron. You really wrote some interesting facts about European countries. I’m sure that many of us hadn’t known these things about European countries before reading this article.
    I agree with what you said about Romania. It is indeed famous for its sumptuous cuisine.

  12. Bonney   May 1, 2011 8:10 am

    From all European countries you wrote about Belgium I like most. I’ve visited this country twice and I was impressed. Even if it is a small country compared to other European countries, it is very beautiful. And its chocolate is so delicious. This summer I’ll try to visit it again.

  13. Amerigo   May 2, 2011 7:56 am

    I haven’t visited many of these European countries. I’ve only visited Finland and Denmark. Even so I was very impressed by these 2 European countries. I’ve visited Finland mostly because I was curious. I am fond of winter sports.

  14. Lessie   May 15, 2011 3:27 am

    For me all European countries have something special.
    In my last trip I visited Germany. My sister married with a German. What I liked there was the way I was welcomed. My brother-in-law was very kind.
    Germany is probably the best from all European countries regarding this aspect.

  15. Nostradamus   May 15, 2011 3:47 am

    I too think that from all European countries Germany is the most welcoming. I had so many great experiences there. People are very helpful and very kind indeed. I’ve made a lot of friends and have a lot of fun. To me, Germany is the friendliest from all European countries.

  16. Lecsu   May 15, 2011 4:36 am

    So far I have visited 6 European countries. I have visited Spain, Greece, Israel, Turkey, Romania and France.
    From all these European countries Turkey I liked most. It is different from other countries and it is so beautiful.
    I had a lot of fun there and I will definitely visit it again.

  17. Nell   May 15, 2011 5:05 am

    I don’t know things about many European countries. For example, Cyprus and Georgia are unknown countries to me. I hadn’t even known that Cyprus is the juncture between Europe and Asia. These are not big European countries, aren’t they? I will definitely read more about Europe and its countries because I want to learn more things about this continent.

  18. Desdemona   May 15, 2011 5:37 am

    Denmark is probably one of the best European countries. It is beautiful because of its magnificent natural harbors and many other water bodies. I visited this country for 3 times and it’s my favorite. Although I hadn’t known that it introduced the concept of open sandwiches. :D
    If I must choose from all European countries a country to live in I would choose Denmark.

  19. Liena   May 15, 2011 6:15 am

    From all European countries Romania has the smartest people. I’ve met many people from Romania and they are very intelligent. Even if Romania is among the smallest European countries, people are very educated. Their priority activity is to study.
    I think in the future this country will quickly develop.

  20. Maria Hristova   August 17, 2011 4:46 pm

    Dear all,
    I read the above mentioned article with interest and absolute horror. I am from Bulgaria, and have traveled almost all European countries. More than half of the above mentioned facts are total bulshit! Didn’t you people study history at all? How come I studied American history in high school, but you owe at the fact that Belgium is a free country?! Please, I thought it is still part of the Soviet Union… Some research will do you good. Honestly!

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