Europe is the second smallest continent in the world after Antarctica. It occupies a total land area of approximately 10,180,000 km2 and forms around 6.8 percent of the world's total landmass.
There are 51 countries in Europe, with some countries being situated on both the continents of Europe and Asia. The estimated overall population of Europe is in excess of 738,442,000, making it the continent with the third smallest popultion in the world. Oceania and Antarctica are the least populated continents.
Europe is located in the Northern Hemisphere and is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean, the west by the Atlantic Ocean, and the south by the Mediterranean Sea.
Interesting Facts for Kids: How many countries are there in Europe?
The 51 countries of Europe in alphabetical order:
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City.
Interesting Facts for Kids: What is the largest country in Europe?
Russia is the largest country in Europe, Asia and the entire world. It spans a total land area of approximately 17,098,200 km2 of which 77 percent is located on the continent of Asia. The estimated population of Russia around 143,989,754 and the majority of the population reside in the country's capital and largest city of Moscow.
Interesting Facts for Kids: What is the second largest country in Europe?
The second largest country in Europe is Ukraine. It is in fact, the largest country that is located solely in Europe. Ukraine spans a total area of 603,628 km2.
Interesting Facts for Kids: What is the smallest country in Europe?
The smallest country in Europe is Vatican City, also known as Holy See, and it occupies a total land area of 44 km2. Vatican City is an enclave country that is surrounded entirely by Italy. The Vatican is the centre of the Roman Catholic Church and home of the Pope.
Interesting Facts for Kids: What are the most populated cities in Europe?
The top ten most populated cities of Europe are Istanbul in Turkey, Moscow in Russia, London in England, Saint Petersburg in Russia, Berlin in Germany, Madrid in Spain, Kiev in Ukraine, Rome in Italy, Paris in France, and Minsk Belarus. This list of large cities are also the capital cities of their countries, excluding Istanbul and St. Petersburg which is Russia's second largest city.