Europe is one of the continents of the Earth, that is, a continent. With about 10 million square kilometers, Europe is the second smallest continent. Only Australia is even smaller. However, Europe is very densely populated. Europe has 740 million inhabitants.
With Asia, Europe lies on an earth plate, the Eurasian Earth plate. Together they form the double continent of Eurasia. For historical reasons, however, Europe always counts as one continent. The name Europa goes back to antiquity. The ancient Greeks first called the country north of the Mediterranean Sea “Europe”, thus delimiting it from Africa and Asia. Europe is also a figure from Greek mythology.
The border with Asia is most often drawn with the Ural Mountains, but there are also other border lines. However, this demarcation with the Urals has been common since the 18th century. One draws the border here: Ural Mountains and Ural River, and then further north of the Caucasus Mountains. On the map you can see different boundary lines.
Europe belongs to the Eurasian landmass and is considered an independent continent. The area is about 20% of the Eurasian landmass. Europe stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east. The north-south extension goes from the North Pole to the Mediterranean Sea.
In the southeast of Europe, there is no clear demarcation from Asia. Among the ancient Greeks, the Bosperus and the Caucasus were considered the border with Asia. At the time of the migration of peoples and in the Middle Ages, the Bosphorus and the Tanais River (Don) were considered a retreat. The last officially recognized border dates back to the 18th century and was drawn by Philip Johan von Strahlenberg. It runs through the Manych Lowland north of the Caucasus.
Europe is a continent, a “continent”. More than 700 million people live here in 47 states. More than 60 languages are spoken. Quite in the middle of the continent is Germany. 27 European states have joined together to form the European Union.
Germany is located in the middle of Europe. With an area of 10 million square kilometers, Europe is the second smallest continent or continent after Australia.
There are 47 different countries in Europe, including many small countries. In total, over 700 million people live here. Over 60 different languages are spoken. 27 European states have joined forces in the European Union (EU) to pursue a common policy in some areas.
In terms of area, Europe is the smallest continent after Australia, and in terms of population, it is classified as Asia and Africa. Together with Asia, Europe forms the landmass of Eurasia, whose western, strongly indented peninsula it represents. However, its culturally and historically independent development justifies its separation as a separate continent.
The strong division of Europe is expressed in its large peninsulas (Scandinavian, Iberian, Apennine and Balkan Peninsula) and islands (British Isles, Ireland, Sardinia, Sicily). Large parts of Europe are occupied by lowlands, which stretch mainly between the Scandinavian Mountains in the north, the Urals in the east and the low mountain range in the south. Large parts of it were overformed during the Ice Age. The low mountain range with its low mountain ranges, basins and ditches is bounded in the south by young high mountains of the Alpidian folding and basins enclosed therein. Montblanc, the highest peak on the continent, is located in the Alps.