Explore the map of Europe, the world's second smallest continent with 47 countries. The birthplace of western civilization has a rich cultural and historical heritage. From Russia to Spain and UK to Turkey, get to know the accurate location of each country on this Europe map.
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The Central and Eastern Europe experience humid continental climate and cool summers. In Western Europe, summers are mild, but winters are harsher, with snowfall being a commonality.
A continent of great diversity takes pride in the assimilation of different languages, religions, and ethnicity. Most Europeans follow Christianity with Western Europe being dominated by Roman Catholics, northern Europe by Protestants, and the southeastern Europe by Eastern Orthodox. After Russian, German is the second largest language spoken in Europe. The European Union uses 20 official languages.
The UK is home to some of the top universities in the world with the University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, and London School of Economics always figuring in the top for their academic excellence and stellar quality of teaching and research. EU Business School, Heidelberg University, and University of Copenhagen are other premier educational institutions for higher studies.
From Homer to Shakespeare and George Orwell to Virginia Woolf, Europe's legacy of literary affluence has been carried forward by generation of poets, dramatists, and novelists. As a continent with illustrious past, Europe has been the cradle of renowned musicians, filmmakers, painters, and architects. Over the last few millennia, the Renaissance, French Revolution, and Modernism shaped the political thinking of Europe, brought cultural and social enlightenment, and economic advancement.
Art and Architecture
European Art has evolved through a series of eras championing a particular style. Out of all the different art styles that flourished in Europe, Classical, Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Modern are most talked out.
When it comes to European architecture, we are reminded of the Gothic churches and monuments that are spread across the continent. The bridges in Amsterdam, colossal Greek architecture in Athens, museums in Berlin, palaces in London, and churches in Rome and Paris are appealing to any traveler.
Soccer is the most popular sport across Europe. From the UEFA Champions League to Spanish La Liga and the English Premier League, some of the top football clubs around the world compete at these prestigious sporting events. Rugby, Cricket, and Ice hockey are other popular sports that almost every European country plays. Europe has also hosted several summer and winter Olympics events.
Transport and Communication
Europe was the first in the world to have railways and motorways.
Belgium, one of the smallest countries of Europe, has the world's densest rail network.
It is now home to some of the world's busiest ports and airports.
Some of the largest international airports in Europe include London Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Istanbul Atatürk, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam Schiphol.
The TGV in France and the LAV in Spain are some of the high-speed rail networks in Europe.
The Channel Tunnel, which connects the UK with France, Belgium and the entire European rail system, was called one of the seven wonders of the modern world.