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There are more than 50 countries in Europe. Most of these countries are members of the European Union.
Europe makes 44% of the world's wine!!!
Europe contains the world's second most active volcano.
Greenland, in Europe, Is the world's biggest island - considering Australia is a continent!
Origin of NameEdit
Main article: History of Europe
Some of the major periods in European history have been:
- Pre-historic (Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic): 2,600,000 years ago (BCE) to 5000 BCE
- Ancient Greek Civilisation (Minoan, Classical, Hellenistic): 3000 BCE to 100 BCE
- Roman Civilisation
- Medieval Civilisation (Early, High, Late): 400 CE to 1500 CE
- Early Modern Era (Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Discovery, French Revolution, and Napeoleonic Wars): 1500-1800
- Industrialisation: 1800-1914
- World War I: 1914-1918
- Interwar Period: 1918-1939
- World War II: 1939-1945
- Cold War: 1945-1989
- Contemporary era: 1989-2008[source?]
- Post-Contemporary era: 2009-2011
Regions and countriesEdit
There are several major regions of Europe:
Most of Europe lies in temperate climate zones.
However, there are many different climates throughout Europe. For example, during the winter, it may be snowing and -30 degrees Celsius for 4-5 months in Finland. Yet it may be much warmer, with no snow at all except on high mountains, in Spain.
Main article: European Union
The European Union is a confederation of 28 European countries. These countries agree to follow common laws so that their citizens can move and trade in EU countries almost the same as they do in their own. Nineteen of these countries also share the same type of money: the euro.
List of CountriesEdit
- Andorra (Principality of)
- Austria (EU)
- Belgium (EU)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Bulgaria (EU)
- Croatia (EU)
- Czech Republic (EU)
- Cyprus (EU)
- Denmark (EU)
- England (Leaving EU in March 2019)
- Estonia (EU)
- Finland (EU)
- France (EU)
- Germany (EU)
- Greece (EU)
- Hungary (EU)
- Iceland Note: Geologically located in Europe and North America. (Official Candidate of EU.)
- Ireland (EU)
- Italy (EU)
- Kazakhstan Note: Geologically located in Europe and Asia
- Latvia (EU)
- Lithuania (EU)
- Luxembourg (EU)
- Malta (EU)
- Montenegro (Official Candidate of EU.)
- Netherlands (EU)
- Northern Ireland (Leaving EU in March 2019)
- Poland (EU)
- Portugal (EU)
- Republic of Macedonia (Official Candidate of EU.)
- Romania (EU)
- Scotland (Leaving EU in March 2019)
- Serbia (Official Candidate of EU.)
- Slovakia (EU)
- Slovenia (EU)
- Spain (EU)
- Sweden (EU)
- Turkey Note: Geologically located in Europe and Asia. (Official Candidate of EU.)
- Vatican City
- Wales (Leaving EU in March 2019)
- "World Populations Prospects, the 2015 RevisionS". United Nations - Department of Economic and Social Affairs - Population Division.
- "Andreas M. Kaplan: European Management and European Business Schools: Insights from the History of Business Schools, European Management Journal, 2014".
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