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Facts about Europe

Facts About Europe

Facts About Europe

1.    Europe stands as the second smallest continent in the world, by area. Yet, it has a cultural diversity which can hardly be found in any part of the world. Besides, it also controls a large amount of the world’s political and financial decisions. It is also the 3rd most populous continent in the world

2.    Europe is also home to the world’s smallest country- the Vatican and also the world’s largest- Russia- one of the most astounding facts about Europe

3.    Another point in this list of facts about Europe is that in the 17th and the 18th century, Europe had controlled most of the world. The saying that ‘Sun never sets in the British rule’ was a correct epitome.

4.    The borders of Europe are not very clear, even today. They just refer to socio cultural boundaries.

5.    The Greek civilization, which is said to be the forerunner of the modern western culture, had its home in Europe only. Famous scientists and thinkers such as Archimedes, Pythagoras and Euclid were a part of this very civilization.

6.    One of the most unknown facts about Europe remains that there was a period in the history of Europe, known as the ‘age of migrations’, which led to the diversity in the present European culture that we see today. This period was seen after the fall of the Roman Empire and there was a large scale movement of the German, Roman, Saxon and Celtic tribes to various parts of Europe. This has led to a conglomeration of the cultures of Europe, as we see it today.

7.     Renaissance was another period in the history of Europe which has led to the uprising of the new humanism and knowledge- definitely one of the most renowned facts about Europe.

8.    The First World War is supposed to have started in Europe, with the assassination of the archduke of Austria and involved almost the whole of Europe in it. This war had left more than 40 million people dead.

9.    Although most of Europe’s forests have been lost during the ages of deforestation, almost one quarter is still forest area in Europe, with the Taiga forests dominating the vegetation. Some rainforests in parts of the Caucasus and Oak forests in the Mediterranean regions still remain untouched- an unbelievable fact, considering the rapid deforestation that Europe has seen over the years.

10.    The formation of the EU has been the only one of its kind in the world. This body of integrated economics among member countries has led to rapid development of free economy in Europe and is projected to be one of the most decisive organizations in the coming years.

50 Comments so far

  1. Paul   November 24, 2008 1:47 am

    For me an astonishing fact about Europe and the European Union is that it’s doors are open for the North African countries. Is this an attempt to control the Mediterranean or just an influence by France i can’t really tell.

  2. Greg   November 25, 2008 3:36 pm

    Not only the First World War but also a fact is that the Second World War was started in Europe too. The German aggression against neighboring countries especially Poland was the start up point.

  3. Jason   November 26, 2008 9:44 pm

    Speaking of the European Union a fact worth mentioning is that it consists of 27 countries. At least that is the current number after the last enlargement. But that’s not the final number.

  4. George   December 6, 2008 4:24 am

    Beside African countries, EU is also thinking at including Turkey in the union. Although 97% of Turkey is Asian, they started the negociations with the European Union in 2005. However, everyone has different opinions regarding this fact.

  5. Bob   December 6, 2008 4:31 am

    You may have forgotten that Europe has lots of countries which are great for visiting. Europe has extremely beautiful mountains, great seasides and many interesting monuments. Some countries would be Austria, Finland, Switzerland, Romania, Corse and so on.

  6. John   December 6, 2008 4:36 am

    The religion in Europe is important. It’s been an influence on culture, philosophy and art from Europe. Moreover, there are many religions in Europe, but the majority religion is Christianity.

  7. Larry   December 6, 2008 4:56 am

    Maybe you’d like to add the groups of languages spoken in Europe. There are 3 Indo-European languages: the Romance languages, the Germanic languages and the Slavic languages. And for those who don’t know yet, the English is a Germanic language.

  8. Jane   December 6, 2008 5:00 am

    I am an Asian lady who LOVES travelling and Europe is my favourite destination so far. Some of the cities I have visited are Vienna, Bruxelles, Rome, Paris. In my opinion, Europe is wonderful. For those who haven’t seen Europe, I recommend them to start travelling!

  9. Ann   December 6, 2008 11:46 am

    First World War has really started in Europe, but it is not the only one. The World War II has also started in Europe in 1939 because Hitler didn’t respect the Versaille Treaty. And it had almost twice victims as the First World War had (over 70 mil.).

  10. Ben   December 6, 2008 11:53 am

    EU represents the world’s largest single economic area. As I know, some of the countries from Europe that are in world’s top 10 (the largest economies) are: Germany, the UK, Russia. Also, some countries from UE use the Euro as the common currency. This fact tries to homogenize the economy of many countries.

  11. Scofield   December 6, 2008 12:04 pm

    Another good thing is that Europe has a temperate climate. So countries from Europe have 4 seasons. Also, thanks to the influence of the Gulf Stream, the climate is warmer than in other temperate zones.

  12. Jack   December 6, 2008 12:09 pm

    Hmm, it is true, Europe “is home to the world’s smallest country”. But Europe has also some of the largest cities: Moscow, London, Paris, Istanbul. Oh, let’s not forget the city I am living in right now, Milan, lol.

  13. Michael Davidson   December 6, 2008 12:14 pm

    For those who are interested in knowing more about Europe, I recommend reading “The importance of Europe”. It is very interesting, I have just finished reading it. A good quote: “The EU is world’s greatest donor. But spending money is not enough. Leadership is also about politics and vision.”

  14. Henry   December 6, 2008 12:23 pm

    Hey, I like your post about Europe. I am very passionate about skiing and Europe is my favourite destination. There are lots of good and cheap resorts. For instance, Austria, France, Germany, Andorra etc. Switzerland is my favourite!

  15. James   December 10, 2008 1:29 am

    10 interesting facts about Europe – I like the 10th one – The formation of the EU -That was an unique idea. It will surely make way to rapid growth in all sectors for sure.

  16. Matt   December 11, 2008 4:03 am

    Both first and second world war was started in Europe…. hopefully there isn’t a third world war.

  17. Prashant   December 11, 2008 6:37 am

    mm..Interesting facts about Europe, “The borders of Europe are not very clear” – is it? Yet No border disputes between the different countries ?

  18. Hannah   December 11, 2008 10:14 am

    Notre Dame Cathedra is the most popular monument in Paris and in all of France, beating even the Eiffel Tower with 13 million visitors each year. 1 more fact.

  19. Mercy   December 12, 2008 8:51 am

    Vatican is the most Holy place for us. I hope to visit it sometime, by gods grace I may be able to.

  20. bartosz richert   January 30, 2009 10:35 am

    muwice tak jak by europa skaldal sie tylko z panstw oddalonych od jej centrum
    dla mnie europa jest jednym wielkim krajem i rozuni sie tylko jezykami styl zycia i wogule jest taki sam europa zyje jednym rytmem
    a sa moasta ktore sa najczesciej odwiedzane chocby w centrum( karkowm zakopane, berlin , monachium, praga, wieden)

  21. gitta   February 19, 2009 3:07 am

    det er bare skide spændende!! nooot

  22. m.z   March 9, 2009 11:28 am

    ale super info,chodzę do 2kl ale to mi się przyda na klasówkę!!! czat

  23. ashley   May 14, 2009 2:02 pm

    i was born in europe and lived there for pretty much all my life and everything here is true…..

  24. chloe   June 3, 2009 6:59 pm

    cool really cool

  25. Saffra   September 12, 2009 9:17 pm

    Only after reading the people’s comments,i realized how many essential facts were missing..especially about the starting of the world war 2 and the Notre Dame Cathedra, and many others as well.So thanks to Greg, Ann, Matt, Hannah, and many others as well.

  26. ehnopaw   September 29, 2009 2:12 pm

    can U help me with my project? It about europe.

  27. Mystic   June 13, 2010 5:06 pm

    thank you so much. This has helped me a lot with my project. It also makes me feel obligated to visit Europe, i’ve always wanted to visit England.

  28. arabiah   October 7, 2010 4:07 pm

    i have a project on europe so i looked up sites in so far you guys are the best! no afense, but i thank you guys for putting this website on here bye!

  29. Angie   December 20, 2010 6:26 pm

    The cultural diversity of Europe is great. I have never seen anything like it before.
    And the forest of Europe, I believe that it takes up almost a quarter. We drove through the Black Forest. Beautiful, I must say!

  30. Samy   December 23, 2010 9:58 am

    Agreed upon that the Black Forest is beautiful.
    I never really think of Europe as being the second smallest continent. It does not seem that way. The diversity in Europe is so great that one may assume without looking at a map that it is the largest continent, only to be surprised by the fact that it is not.

  31. saeed January 23,2011   January 23, 2011 6:27 am

    i know that europe in my opinion is the best reigon in the world for living,working,having good days,being successful and many things.Here in our countery I hear many sounds that doesn’t have any meaning,people have strange ideas.

  32. alvin   February 15, 2011 6:52 pm

    i think europe is a very good place to be from some of what i heard

  33. Dun   February 19, 2011 10:49 am

    Very interesting facts about Europe. I can see a great deal of diversity in Europe and always wondered why. Now I can see that it is from the age of migrations. I also find it very sad that most of the forests are gone!

  34. Kirsty   February 22, 2011 12:48 pm

    Russia isn’t in Europe though!?

  35. Jade   March 1, 2011 5:14 pm

    IS there 40 facts in here though cause i need 40 facts!!!! and same here cause i didnt Russia was in Europe.

  36. Jade   March 1, 2011 5:51 pm

    Scratch that its not in Europe and forget bout the 40 facts1 :(

  37. Amelie   March 3, 2011 1:30 pm

    I did not know that Europe ruled the world in the 17th and 18th century. I guess you learn something new every day. These are good facts to learn about Europe. Especially if you plan on visiting any time.

  38. madhusudan lamichhane   April 15, 2011 9:45 am

    ~moswow is the city with day and night at a same time.~
    ~norway has sunrise at midnight.~
    ~during roman rule, it was said that all the streets of the world go through rome.~
    Europe is my favourite destination. I love European people and the lifestyle.

  39. kailtyn   May 13, 2011 11:11 am

    Yah i think that it is cool that Europe ruled the in the 17th and the 18th century. And I think that it is cool that you learn something especially if you are planning on visiting sometime.

  40. brianna   June 6, 2011 7:43 am

    Europe is my favourite destination. I love European people and the lifestyle.

  41. anwesha   June 10, 2011 9:00 pm

    i needed this for my project.. so thanq so much for posting this.. and by the way, to those who need more, you people can also write about the 3-4 wonders of the world that EUROPE has.. like the leaning tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower, and all… :)

  42. amani anderson   October 5, 2011 4:37 pm

    aisa is the worlds biggest conitnet and europe is not the smallest!!!!!!!Australia is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. jasa   November 22, 2011 4:14 am

    I agree with Amani i went a different website and a trip and they both said Europe is the second biggest continent.

  44. Rob   December 8, 2011 10:29 pm

    Don’t use this site for a project if it says Russia is the biggest country in Europe. Russia is in Asia.

  45. Johnny   December 20, 2011 9:18 am

    Rob Russia is in europe hate to tell ya but hong kong is in asia with panda bears

  46. Pam   April 12, 2012 2:27 pm

    This was very helpful for my project! I will use this website again and again for years to come! Never have I had a good comment for any website, this is the first.

  47. joe   July 1, 2012 2:59 am

    there won’t be a europe in 50 years because it will just be a united muslim country, as they are planning to take over.

    look it up on the internet and youtube

  48. Zoe   October 5, 2012 11:38 am

    omg 47 comments and about 47 countries in Europe!!!!!! :)

  49. alex   December 12, 2012 7:01 pm

    europe is also home to nearly 700 million people

  50. Lexi .R.   April 10, 2013 4:08 pm

    This will really help with my stupid geography test and yet most people wont know France is the second most populated country and a Euro is worth about 1.38

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