Europe

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.

It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.

Europe  has 50 Countries.

Interesting Facts about Europe

Origin

The name “Europe” might have originated from the Greek word “eurus,” meaning wide or broad. Aside from “eurus,” the Greek word for wide, Europe might have also come from the ancient Syrian word for sunset, “ereb.”

Size

With a land area of only 4,000,000 square miles, Europe is the second smallest continent in the world, just behind Australia. Despite its relatively small size, Europe is quite populous.

50 Countries

Europe comprises of 50 countries. A number of European countries have weird laws. For example, in Switzerland, it forbidden to flush the toilet after 10 in the evening.

Most Visited Place

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

Top 10 destinations in Europe

  1. London, England
  2. Barcelona, Spain
  3. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  4. Vienna, Austria
  5. Rome, Italy
  6. Athens, Greece
  7. Berlin, Germany
  8. Lisbon, Portugal
  9. Paris, France
  10. Edinburgh, Scotland

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