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In terms of area, Europe is the second smallest continent in the world after Australia.
Following Asia and Africa, it is the third most populated continent in the world. The continent is home to about 11% of the whole population of the world.
The Arctic Ocean and other bodies of water edge Europe to the north, the Mediterranean sea bounds it to the south, the Atlantic Ocean in the west, and the Black Sea together with other water bodies in the southeast. The European continent contains 50 sovereign nations.
Russia is the biggest country in Europe. The continent is regarded as the source of the Western Culture. The various countries of the continent are known for their role as prominent settlers. The flags of Europe signify the political and cultural diversity of all the nations that make up the continent.