Countries in Europe
There are 51 countries dividing the European Continent, however, there are several other countries that have territories in both Europe and Asia: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkey. these countries are considered to be “Transcontinental” with at least a small portion of their country’s land to be on multiple continents.
Armenia and Cyprus are politically considered part of the European countries however due to their geographical location they are West Asia territories.
Europe, one of Earth’s seven continents, encompasses approximately 2% of the planet’s surface area, totalling 10,180,000 square kilometres. Despite being the second smallest continent in terms of landmass, it ranks as the third most densely populated, boasting a total populace of 747.8 million.
Throughout the centuries the correct borderlines between the two continents of Asia and Europe were a big discussion for politicians and geographers however it is commonly known that the borders are identified by the Ural Mountains in Russia, the Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Mountains.
Please note that the European continent and The European Union (“EU”, “The eurozone”) are two different things, Europe is a geographic location of countries, however, the European Union is a politico-economic union of 28 countries of Europe.
Europe and the other Borders
Europe is one of the smallest continents, the continent is bordered in the North by the Arctic Ocean, the Southern border is shaped by the Mediterranean Sea and the Eastern Border is shaped by the Atlantic Ocean, However, the South Eastern borders of Europe are covered by the Ural Mountains, Caucasus Mountains, the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea.
The European continent has the lowest Average Elevation of any continent. The Average Elevation is 300 Meters.
Largest Country in Europe
The largest country in Europe, both by land area and population, is Russia. Russia spans Eastern Europe and Northern Asia, and a significant portion of its territory lies within the European continent. European Russia, which is the part of Russia located in Europe, is still the largest country entirely within Europe.
Russia also has the highest population in Europe with over 110 Million people, followed by Germany, the United Kingdom and France.
Smallest Country in Europe
The Smallest country in Europe is Vatican City, which only has a small area of landlocked land in the Center of Rome. The second Smallest country is Monaco and the third is San Marino.
List of countries in Europe (Alphabetical order)
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