Europe Continent, Europe Facts

  • No. of Countries: 50
  • Area: 10.18 million km²
  • Population: 742,976,709
  • Longest River: Volga River
  • Largest Desert: Accona Desert
  • Most Popular Sport: Fussball
  • Largest Forest: Virgin forest
  • Biggest Canal: Bangkok Klongs
  • Richest Man: Bernard Arnault

A continent is defined as the earth's main continuous expansion on land. A continent is a huge mass of land primarily defined in terms of convention. There are currently seven continents in the world out of which Europe is the second smallest continent. Europe shares its boundaries with Arctic Ocean in the North, by Atlantic Ocean in the West. In the south of Europe lies the Mediterranean Sea and to the East, its boundary is vague and blurred. Considering in terms of area, Russia is the largest country in Europe occupying a territory of 17,098,242 km square. The smallest and least populated country in Europe is The Vatican City with a population as low as 800 people. Europe has been the birth place for the world's most ancient civilizations like Greece and Rome. Europe has also been the epicenter of the biggest wars; World War I and World War II which wreaked havoc on the people of several countries. The major countries of Europe collectively form European Union that allows all the independent countries of Europe to share a common currency and to unite their economic and military power, are 27. Major languages spoken in Europe include French, German, Spanish, Swiss, and Portuguese among many others. The world's oldest countries like France, Portugal and Denmark also reside in this continent. The longest lake of Europe is Balaton stretching up to 592 square kilometers. The importance of rivers can never be ignored as they have a massive influence on a country's trade and economy. The longest rivers in Europe are Volga and Danube. Coming towards the major cities of Europe, we can easily say that Moscow, London, Madrid, Rome and Paris are the biggest and the most important one. The Europeans have made great progress in the economy and has emerged as the major economic powers of the world. The prime sectors of its economy include transport, energy and research whereas EU is the world's biggest exporter and second-biggest importer.

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