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32 AMAZING EUROPE FACTS

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in Eastern Hemisphere. europe covers about 10,180,000 square kilometres about 2% of the Earth's surface (6.8% of land area). So We concluded some most amazing facts about EUROPE.

Here are the 32 interesting facts about EUROPE.

Europe is the second smallest continent in the world

With a land area of only 4,000,000 square miles, Europe is the second smallest continent in the world, just behind Australia.

Europe is quite populous. It comes right after Asia and Africa in terms of population

Despite its relatively small size, Europe is quite populous. It comes right after Asia and Africa in terms of population.

Norway in Europe is called the 'Land of the Midnight Sun'.

Like Japan is termed as the 'Land of the Rising Sun', Norway in Europe is called the 'Land of the Midnight Sun'.

Europe is made up of around 50 countries.

Europe is made up of around 50 countries.

Population-wise, the largest city is London.

Population-wise, the largest city is London.

Europe Makes 44% of the World’s Wine.

Europe Makes 44% of the World’s Wine.

The Caucasus Mountains are the highest mountains.

The Caucasus Mountains are the highest mountains.

The highest mountain in this continent is Mt. Elbrus.

The highest mountain in this continent is Mt. Elbrus.

The world's smallest country, the Vatican City, is in Europe.

The world's smallest country, the Vatican City, is in Europe.

Europe’s largest active volcano is Mount Etna

Europe’s largest active volcano is Mount Etna, located in Sicila, in the southern part of Italy.

The longest river in Europe is the Volga river

The longest river in Europe is the Volga river, followed by Danube.

the population of Europe has been static, with the birth and death rates being constant

For the past 20 years, the population of Europe has been static, with the birth and death rates being constant.

The Danish monarchy is over 1000 years old

The Danish monarchy is over 1000 years old, making it the oldest monarchy in Europe that still exists today.

Europe’s most visited tourist destination is Disneyland in Paris.

Europe’s most visited tourist destination is not the Eiffel Tower or the Big Ben, but Disneyland in Paris.

name “Europe” might have originated from the Greek word - eurus

The name “Europe” might have originated from the Greek word “eurus,” meaning wide or broad.

There are three time zones in Europe

There are three time zones in Europe, namely Eastern European Timezone, Western European Timezone and Central European Timezone.

Bulgaria is considered to be the oldest country on Europe

Bulgaria is considered to be the oldest country on Europe, since the country’s name was virtually unchanged since 641 AD.

populations of wolves, lynxes, bears, and wolverines in Europe have all been going up.

Over the past few years, the populations of wolves, lynxes, bears, and wolverines in Europe have all been going up.

France is the world's number one tourist destination

France is the world's number one tourist destination, by number of tourists. Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany and Austria are all also within the top 10.

The award-winning “Aussie Shampoo”, who’s brand logo is a kangaroo, is sold in Europe

The award-winning “Aussie Shampoo”, who’s brand logo is a kangaroo, is sold in Europe, Britain, and the USA but not Australia. The company is based out of Ohio.

There are around 730 million people living in Europe today

There are around 730 million people living in Europe today. This figure constitutes about eleven to twelve percent of the world’s current population.

Europe is only two percent bigger than Canada

When it comes to land area, Europe is only two percent bigger than Canada. When it comes to land area, Europe is only two percent bigger than Canada.

Transcontinental countries are Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Turkey.

Transcontinental countries (i.e. countries that straddle both Asia and Europe), include Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Turkey.

Greenland is closer to North America, it is still considered as part of Europe

While Greenland is closer to North America, it is still considered as part of Europe because it is a dependent territory of Denmark.

GDP rate of europe

All countries, except Greece, Portugal, and Spain with below average GDP per capita are those which joined the EU in May 2004 and all countries with above average GDP per capita come from the existing (pre-2004) member states.

world’s greatest empires were founded on European land

Some of the world’s greatest empires were founded on European land. This includes the ancient Roman Empire (the cradle of modern civilization, according to some historians), and then later on, the British, Spanish, and Russian Empires.

The largest city in Europe is Istanbul

The largest city in Europe is Istanbul, if transcontinental countries that straddle both Europe and Asia (like Turkey) is counted. Otherwise, Moscow is the largest, followed by Paris and London.

Richest person in Europe Bernard Arnault & family

Bernard Arnault & family is the Richest person in Europe with $72 Billion worth. Bernard Arnault oversees and empire of 70 brands including Louis Vuitton and Sephora. Followed by Amancio Ortega with $70 Billion worth, known for its Zara fashion chain.

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers Richest women in Europe

Francoise Bettencourt Meyers (French billionaire) is Richest women in Europe and 2nd in world with $42.2 Billion worth. The only daughter and thus under French law the heiress of Liliane Bettencourt, her family owns the company L'Oréal.

Famous, luxurious and Best clothing Brands are mostly from europe

Famous, luxurious and Best clothing Brands are mostly from europe like - Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Cartier, Dior and Hermes(from France), GUCCI, Armani, Fendi and Prada(from Italy), Zara(Spain), H&M(Sweden) and Burberry(U.K.) etc.

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A man was cured of HIV in Germany via a bone marrow transplant from a donor whose gene mutation made him immune to HIV. That gene is relatively common in N. Europe. Researchers have speculated that the gene is the result of natural selection during diseases similar to smallpox or Black Death.

amazing facts about europe

The European Union is a major tourist destination, both from outside of the Union and inside of it. Internal tourism is greatly aided by the Schengen treaty and the Euro. All citizens of the European Union are entitled to travel to any member state without the need of a visa.

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