Europe

Europe's well preserved cultural heritage, open borders and efficient infrastructure make visiting a breeze, and you'll rarely have to travel more than a few hours before you can immerse yourself in a new culture.

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, officially the Italian Republic, was once the core of the mighty Roman Empire, and the cradle of the Renaissance. Photo: vilavelosa, CC BY 2.0.

The of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy comprising most of the . Photo: Tomorrow Never Knows, CC BY 2.0.

, officially the Federal Republic of is the largest country in . Photo: Taxiarchos228, FAL.

is one of Europe's most beautiful regions. Photo: Przemek Jahr, Public domain.

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Great Britain, Ireland and the rest of the British Isles lie just northwest of the European mainland. Photo: brighton, CC BY 2.0.

The Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe is located between the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea. Photo: ajy, CC BY 2.0.

The make up the northernmost part of western Europe, extending into the Arctic. Photo: Jjtkk, CC BY 2.5 dk.

is a country with which almost every traveller has a relationship. Photo: Tobi 87, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern , as well as eleven time zones. Photo: Strokin, CC BY 3.0.

The Iberian Peninsula is the westernmost section of the European continent, lying between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is an economic union comprising three neighbouring monarchies: , the , and . Photo: Massimo Catarinella, CC BY 3.0.

The are three countries of north-eastern Europe, on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a large country in Eastern Europe, and the second largest country in Europe. Photo: Chern038, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Europe

Latitude of center
51.58° or 51° 34' 48" north
Longitude of center
21.7° or 21° 42' east
Population
748,000,000

Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Turuft
  • Abkhazian: Европа
  • Achinese: Iërupa
  • Adyghe: Еуропэ
  • Afar: Evropa
  • Afrikaans: Europa
  • Akan: Yurop
  • Albanian: Europa
  • Albanian: Evropa
  • Albanian: Evropë
  • Albanian: bota e vjetër
  • Albanian: kontinenti i vjetër
  • Albanian: toka e vjetër
  • Amharic: አውሮፓ
  • Arabic: Europa
  • Arabic: أوروبا
  • Arabic: قارة أوروبا
  • Aragonese: Europa
  • Armenian: Եվրոպա
  • Armenian: Եւրոպա
  • Arpitan: Eropa
  • Assamese: ইউৰোপ
  • Asturian: Europa
  • Avaric: Europa
  • Avaric: Европ
  • Avaric: Европа
  • Awadhi: यूरोप
  • Aymara: Iwrupa
  • Azerbaijani: Avropa
  • Balinese: Éropa
  • Bambara: Eropa
  • Banjar: Irupa
  • Bashkir: Европа
  • Basque: Europa
  • Bavarian: Eiropa
  • Belarusian: Еўрапейскі кантынент
  • Belarusian: Еўропа
  • Belarusian: Эўропа
  • Bengali: ইউরোপ
  • Bhojpuri: यूरोप
  • Bislama: Yurop
  • Bosnian: Evropa
  • Bosnian: Stari kontinent
  • Brahui: Yúrap
  • Breton: Europa
  • Buginese: Eropah
  • Bulgarian: Европа
  • Burmese: ဥရောပ
  • Catalan: Europa
  • Catalan: continent europeu
  • Cebuano: Uropa
  • Central Bikol: Europa
  • Central Kurdish: ئەورووپا
  • Chamorro: Europa
  • Chavacano: Europa
  • Chechen: Европа
  • Cherokee: ᏳᎳᏛ
  • Cheyenne: Hóxovê-hooma
  • Chinese: Au-chiu
  • Chinese: 日落之地
  • Chinese: 欧洲
  • Chinese: 欧罗巴
  • Chinese: 歐洲
  • Chinese: 歐羅巴
  • Chinese: 歐羅巴洲
  • Chinese: 西日洲
  • Church Slavic: Єѵрѡпа
  • Chuvash: Европа
  • Cornish: Europa
  • Corsican: Europa
  • Crimean Tatar: Avropa
  • Croatian: Europa
  • Croatian: Evropa
  • Czech: Evropa
  • Czech: evropský kontinent
  • Danish: Europa
  • Dimli (individual language): Ewropa
  • Dinka: Yurop
  • Dotyali: युरोप
  • Dutch: Europa (werelddeel)
  • Dutch: Europa
  • Dutch: Europees continent
  • Dutch: Oud continent
  • Eastern Mari: Европа
  • Eastern Mari: Европо
  • Egyptian Arabic: اوروبا
  • English: European continent
  • English: Old continent
  • Erzya: Европа
  • Erzya: Европань Мастор
  • Esperanto: Eŭropo
  • Estonian: Euroopa
  • Estonian: kontinent
  • Ewe: Europa
  • Extremaduran: Uropa
  • Faroese: Evropa
  • Fiji Hindi: Europe
  • Fijian: Iurope
  • Fijian: Vavalagi
  • Finnish: Eurooppa
  • French: Europe
  • French: Vieux Continent
  • French: continent européen
  • Friulian: Europe
  • Fulah: Yuroopu
  • Gagauz: Evropa
  • Galician: Europa
  • Galician: اۊرۊپا
  • Gan Chinese: 歐洲
  • Ganda: Bulaaya
  • Georgian: ევროპა
  • German: Europa
  • Gilaki: اوروپپا
  • Goan Konkani: युरोप
  • Gothic: 𐌰𐌹𐍅𐍂𐍉𐍀𐌰
  • Greek: Γηραιά
  • Greek: Γηραιά ήπειρος
  • Greek: Ευρώπη (ήπειρος)
  • Greek: Ευρώπη
  • Guarani: Europa
  • Guarani: Európa
  • Guianese Creole French: Léròp
  • Gujarati: યુરોપ
  • Haitian: Ewòp
  • Hakka Chinese: Êu-chû
  • Hausa: Turai
  • Hausa: Êu-chû
  • Hausa: ʻEulopa
  • Hawaiian: ‘Eulopa
  • Hebrew: אירופה
  • Hiligaynon: Ewropa
  • Hindi: यूरोप
  • Hungarian: Európa
  • Icelandic: Evrópa
  • Ido: Europa
  • Igbo: Obodo Békè
  • Iloko: Europa
  • Inari Sami: Euroop
  • Indonesian: Eropa
  • Ingush: Аьроп
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Europa
  • Interlingue: Europa
  • Inuktitut: ᐃᐆᕌᑉ
  • Irish: An Eoraip
  • Italian: Europa
  • Italian: Vecchio continente
  • Jamaican Creole English: Yuurop
  • Japanese: ヨーロッパ
  • Japanese:
  • Japanese: 欧州
  • Japanese: 欧羅巴
  • Javanese: Éropa
  • Javanese: Éropah
  • Kabardian: Еуропэ
  • Kabiyè: Eerɔpʋ tɛtʋ wandamm
  • Kabyle: Turuft
  • Kalaallisut: Europa
  • Kalmyk: Европ
  • Kannada: ಯುರೋಪ್
  • Kannada: ಹಳೆಯ ಖಂಡ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Evropa
  • Karachay-Balkar: Европа
  • Kashubian: Eùropa
  • Kazakh: Еуропа
  • Khmer: អឺរ៉ុប
  • Kinyarwanda: Burayi
  • Kirghiz: Европа
  • Komi-Permyak: Европа
  • Komi: Европа
  • Kongo: Mputu
  • Korean: 구라파
  • Korean: 구주
  • Korean: 유럽
  • Kotava: Europa
  • Kurdish: Ewropa
  • Kölsch: Europa
  • Ladin: Europa
  • Ladino: Evropa
  • Lak: Европа
  • Lao: Europa
  • Lao: ທະວີບເອີລົບ
  • Lao: ເອີລົບ
  • Latgalian: Europa
  • Latin: Europa
  • Latvian: Eiropa
  • Lezghian: Европа
  • Ligurian: Euròpa
  • Limburgan: Europa
  • Lingala: Erópa
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Europa
  • Literary Chinese: 歐洲
  • Literary Chinese: 歐羅巴
  • Literary Chinese: 歐羅巴洲
  • Lithuanian: Europa
  • Lithuanian: Europos žemynas
  • Livvi: Jevrouppu
  • Lojban: rontu'a
  • Lombard: Europa
  • Low German: Europa
  • Lower Sorbian: Europa
  • Luxembourgish: Europa
  • Macedo-Romanian: Europa
  • Macedonian: Европа
  • Mainfränkisch: Öürobô
  • Maithili: यूरोप
  • Malagasy: Eoropa
  • Malagasy: Eorôpa
  • Malay: Eropah
  • Malayalam: യൂറോപ്പ്
  • Maltese: Ewropa
  • Manipuri: ꯏꯎꯔꯣꯞ
  • Manx: Yn Oarpey
  • Maori: Iuropi
  • Maori: Ōropi
  • Maori: Ūrapi
  • Maori: Ūropi
  • Marathi: युरोप
  • Mazanderani: اوروپا قاره
  • Min Dong Chinese: Ĕu-ciŭ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Au-chiu
  • Min Nan Chinese: Au-chiu tāi-lio̍k
  • Min Nan Chinese: Au-lô-pa-chiu
  • Min Nan Chinese: Au-lô-pa
  • Min Nan Chinese: Europa
  • Minangkabau: Eropa
  • Mingrelian: ევროპა
  • Mirandese: Ouropa
  • Mon: ဥရောပ
  • Mongolian: Европ
  • Mongolian: ဥရောပ
  • Mongolian: ꯏꯎꯔꯣꯞ
  • Moroccan Arabic: ؤروپا
  • N'Ko: ߋߙߐߔߎ߬
  • Narom: Ûrope
  • Nauru: Iurop
  • Navajo: Tó Wónaanídi Bilagáana Bikéyah
  • Neapolitan: Europa
  • Nepali: युरोप
  • Newari: युरोप
  • Nias: Eropa
  • Northern Frisian: Euroopa
  • Northern Luri: ئوروٙپا
  • Northern Sami: Eurohpá
  • Norwegian: Europa
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Europa
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Europa
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: det europeiske kontinentet
  • Novial: Europa
  • Nyanja: Europe
  • Occitan (post 1500): Euròpa
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܐܘܪܘܦܐ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Europe
  • Oriya: ଇଉରୋପ
  • Oriya: ୟୁରୋପ
  • Oromo: Yuurooppi
  • Ossetian: Европæ
  • Pampanga: Europa
  • Pangasinan: Europe
  • Panjabi: ਯੂਰਪ
  • Papiamento: Oropa
  • Pedi: Europa
  • Pennsylvania German: Eiropaa
  • Persian: اروپا
  • Pfaelzisch: Europa
  • Picard: Urope
  • Piemontese: Euròpa
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Urup
  • Polish: Europa
  • Pontic: Ευρώπην
  • Portuguese: Europa
  • Portuguese: continente europeu
  • Pushto: اروپا
  • Quechua: Iwrupa
  • Romanian: Europa (continent)
  • Romanian: Europa
  • Romanian: bătrânul continent
  • Romanian: continentul european
  • Romansh: Europa
  • Russia Buriat: Европо
  • Russian: Европа (континент)
  • Russian: Европа (часть света)
  • Russian: Европа
  • Russian: Европейский континент
  • Rusyn: Европа
  • Samoan: Europa
  • Samogitian: Euruopa
  • Sango: Aêropa
  • Sanskrit: यूरोपखण्डः
  • Sanskrit: यूरोप्
  • Santali: ᱤᱣᱨᱳᱯ
  • Santali: ᱤᱭᱩᱨᱚᱯ
  • Saraiki: یورپ
  • Sardinian: Europa
  • Saterfriesisch: Europa
  • Scots: Europe
  • Scottish Gaelic: An Roinn-Eòrpa
  • Serbian: Evropa
  • Serbian: Европа
  • Serbo-Croatian: Europa
  • Serbo-Croatian: Evropa
  • Shan: ယူးရူပ်ႉ
  • Shona: Europe
  • Sicilian: Europa
  • Silesian: Ojropa
  • Sindhi: اتر-اولھ يوريشيا
  • Sindhi: يورپ کنڊ
  • Sindhi: يُورَپ
  • Sinhala: යුරෝපය
  • Skolt Sami: Europp
  • Slovak: Európa
  • Slovenian: Evropa
  • Somali: Yurub
  • South Azerbaijani: اوروپا
  • Southern Sami: Europa
  • Southern Sotho: Uropa
  • Spanish: Europa
  • Spanish: Viejo Mundo
  • Spanish: Viejo continente
  • Sranan Tongo: Ropa
  • Sundanese: Éropa
  • Swahili: Ulaya
  • Swati: IYurophu
  • Swedish: Europa
  • Swiss German: Europa
  • Tagalog: Europa
  • Tahitian: ’Europa
  • Tajik: Аврупо
  • Tamil: ஐரோப்பா
  • Tatar: Awrupa
  • Tatar: Аурупа
  • Tatar: Яурупа
  • Telugu: ఐరోపా
  • Tetum: Europa
  • Thai: Europe
  • Thai: ทวีปยุโรป
  • Thai: ยุโรป
  • Tibetan: ཡོ་རོབ་གླིང་།
  • Tigrinya: ኣውሮጳ
  • Tok Pisin: Yurop
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻEulope
  • Tosk Albanian: Europa
  • Tsonga: Yuropa
  • Tulu: ಪರಾತ್ ಖಂಡೊ
  • Tulu: ಯುರೋಪ್
  • Tumbuka: Europe
  • Turkish: Avrupa
  • Turkish: Avrupa kıtası
  • Turkmen: Ýewropa
  • Tuvinian: Европа
  • Udmurt: Европа
  • Uighur: Yawropa
  • Uighur: ياۋروپا
  • Ukrainian: Європа
  • Upper Sorbian: Europa
  • Urdu: یورپ
  • Uzbek: Yevropa
  • Venetian: Eoropa
  • Veps: Evrop
  • Vietnamese: châu Âu
  • Vietnamese: Âu
  • Vietnamese: Âu châu
  • Vlaams: Europa
  • Vlax Romani: Europa
  • Volapük: Yurop
  • Võro: Õuruupa
  • Walloon: Urope
  • Waray (Philippines): Europa
  • Welsh: Ewrop
  • Western Armenian: Եւրոպա
  • Western Frisian: Jeropa
  • Western Mari: Европа
  • Western Panjabi: یورپ
  • Wolof: Tugal
  • Wu Chinese:
  • Wu Chinese: 欧洲
  • Wu Chinese: 欧罗巴
  • Wu Chinese: 欧罗巴洲
  • Xhosa: Europe
  • Xhosa: IYurophu
  • Yakut: Европа
  • Yakut: Эуропа
  • Yiddish: אייראפע
  • Yoruba: Europe
  • Yue Chinese: 日落之地
  • Yue Chinese:
  • Yue Chinese: 歐洲
  • Yue Chinese: 歐羅巴
  • Yue Chinese: 歐羅巴洲
  • Yue Chinese: 西日洲
  • Zeeuws: Europa
  • Zhuang: Ouhcouh
  • Zulu: IYurobhu
  • Zulu: IYurophu
  • Châu Âu
  • Europan
  • ኤውሮጳ
  • ទ្វីបអឺរ៉ុប
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