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All about Europe  

Europe is the world’s second smallest continent covering a total land area of only 4,000,000 square miles. Despite having a relatively small size, it is the third largest after Asia and Africa when it comes to population.

The name ‘Europe’ is believed to have originated from the Greek word ‘Eurus’ that means wide or broad. There are a total of 50 countries in Europe.

  • Largest Country: Russia
  • Largest City: Moscow, Russia
  • Smallest Country: Vatican City
  • Biggest Island: Greenland
  • Longest River: Volga River
  • Highest Mountain: Mount Elbrus
  • Biggest Lake: Lake Ladoga
  • Largest Waterfalls: Rhine Falls
  • Largest Active Volcano: Mount Etna
  • Largest Glacier: Vatna Glacier

 

Fun Facts: –

  • The world’s largest colony of ants was found in Europe.
  • The European Empire was the history’s largest empire.
  • The continent is known for its diversity even when it comes to climate.
  • There is no geological separation of the landmass between Europe and Asia.
  • The European Economic Community, or EEC, was established in 1957.
  • The most commonly practiced religion of the continent is Christianity.
  • Approximately 11% of the world’s population lives in Europe.
 

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