Interesting facts about European countries

Posted on Mar 11, 2022      443


All countries of Europe are interesting in their own way, they are diverse and amazing. Despite some common features that some of them have, most European countries are very original, and no one will ever confuse the winding streets of the Italian countryside with the majestic streets in Germany or the Czech Republic. Hence the conclusion that it is worth visiting all European countries before comparing them and drawing any other conclusions, right?

Facts about European countries

  • There are 50 independent states, 6 unrecognized or partially recognized, and 9 dependent territories in the European expanse.
  • Only three countries have territories in both Europe and Asia at the same time - Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkey.
  • The poorest country in Europe is considered Moldova. It is followed by a small gap goes partially recognized Republic of Kosovo.
  • As much as 19 European countries do not have direct access to the sea.
  • The smallest independent country in Europe is the Vatican. But there are other dwarf states - Monaco, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, San Marino and Andorra.
  • The 14 states of Europe are located entirely on islands, and do not have any mainland possessions.
  • The Duchy of Luxembourg is remarkable because it is the richest country not only in Europe but also in the entire world.
  • The northernmost country in Europe can be considered Norway. It is the Norwegian cape Nordkapp is the northernmost point of the continent.
  • It is believed that the origins of European civilization come from ancient Greece. It was the ancient Greeks who decided to conditionally separate Asia from Europe.
  • Both World Wars, which eventually engulfed almost the entire planet, began in Europe.
  • The most visited country in Europe is France, and the most visited city is Paris.
  • Belgium is covered by the railway network, the densest not only in Europe but also in the world.

  • Of all the countries in Europe, only 28 are members of the European Union.
  • Two European states, France and Denmark, have possessions in the Americas. Denmark has Greenland, and France has several islands and French Guiana.
  • There are relict tropical forests preserved in the European expanses. Most of them are located in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The oldest country in Europe is Bulgaria. Even its name has not been changed for 14 centuries.
  • The only European country without mosquitoes - Iceland.
  • About 40% of Europe is Russia. Over 3/4 of Russia is still in Asia.
  • The geographical center of Europe is in Belarus.
  • In Europe are located and the largest state in the world and the smallest - Russia and the Vatican, respectively.
  • Great Britain annually receives about 7 million euros thanks to tourists who try to discover the legendary monster in the Scottish lake Loch Ness.
  • The town with the longest name in Europe, Lanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllllant, is in Great Britain, in Wales.
  • In Austria and Germany, public baths are not divided into men’s and women’s.
  • The law in France allows women to marry the deceased, but only in exceptional cases and with the personal permission of the president.
  • The most bridges in the world are not in Venice or St. Petersburg, but in the German city of Hamburg.
  • Of all the countries in Europe, Greece has the most variations of the national anthem. There are about a hundred and fifty of them.
  • In the European country of the Czech Republic is the largest castle in the world, Prague Castle.
  • Two countries in Europe, year after year, lead the lists of the happiest countries in the world. These are Norway and Denmark.
  • Traditionally, Europe is divided by the sides of the world - Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern.
  • The total length of the borders between Europe and Asia on the territory of Russia exceeds 5500 kilometers.