10 Most Interesting Facts about Europe

Europe is the sixth largest Continent on earth having total area of 10,180,00 square kilometers that is 6.8% of the total land mass. In population, it is at number three having total population of 739 million, which is 11% of total population. Europe is the largest economic Continent on earth. These information are widely listened and read by most of the people. Following are ten most interesting facts about Europe.

1. Countries

Europe has more countries than any other Continent. It has 56 countries in which six are partially recognized. Africa has also 56 countries but two countries are disputed. World largest economies are in Europe includes Sweden, Germany, France, Russia, Italy, and UK.

2. Area

Europe is the second-smallest continent in the world by surface area. It is covering about 10,800,000 square kilometers or 2% of the Earth’s surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Russia – country having largest area of the world is in Europe.

3. Population

Europe population during 16th and 20th century was 25% of the world that is now 11% of the total population of the world. Europe is the leading Continent that has significantly controlled its birth rate.

4. World War

Most of the commanders and fighting countries in World War 1 were from Europe. Whole United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Italy, Serbia, and Greece were from European side and commanders and leaders of World War 1 were also from European countries.

5. Largest and smallest countries

World largest and smallest countries are in Europe. Russia is the largest country of the world having area of 6.602 million square miles or 17.1 million square kilometers. Europe has also smallest country of the world Vatican City having area of 109 acres or 44 hectare.

6. The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty that is situated New York City, United States of America was built in France (Europe). This monument was designed and presented as a gift to USA by Bartholdi.

7. British Empire

British Empire was known as the largest empire the history, as it covered more than 1.3 billion square miles, which is approximately a quarter of the Earth’s total land area, and controlled over 500 million people.

8. Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

Don’t be surprised by the above name. It is a large village community in the island of Anglesey in Wales. The word has 58 characters and it is the second longest official one-word place name in the world after Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.

9. Largest Church

St. Peter’s Basilica is one of the largest church situated in Vatican City (Europe). It is considered as one of the holiest Catholic shrines. It has been described as “holding a unique position in the Christian world” and as “the greatest of all churches of Christendom”.

10. Country not changed its name yet

Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe that has not changed its name since it was first established. It was founded 7,000 years ago and hasn’t changed its name. It is also the second oldest city in Europe.

Note: This list is based on the research of Google and Wikipedia.