Europe covers 10,180,000 sq km with population of about 738,849,000. The total number of countries in Europe are 50. Asia and Europe are parts of the same major landmass, only that Europe is separated from Asia by the Caspian Sea and Ural Mountains. Some of the major mountains in Europe include, Mt. Elbrus (highest), Pyrenees, The Balkan ranges, Cantabrian.
Interestingly, the continent is surrounded by water on three sides which include, water from south – Mediterranean Sea, water from west – Atlantic Ocean and water from north – Arctic Ocean. The world’s smallest country, the Vatican City is situated within Europe. Finland, which is located in Europe, is known as the ‘Land of Lakes’ because of the melting ice sheets which have paved way for lakes over there. Some of the major rivers in Europe are Oder, Danube, Elbe, Don, Loire. The two main island groups of Europe are Ireland and Great Britain.
The major food crops of the continent are rice, maize, barley and rice. Also, three-fourth of the world’s potatoes grow in Europe and the major animals of Europe are deer, hedgehog, blue tit, wild boards. Moscow, which is located in Europe, is known as the ‘Port of Five Seas’ because through its rivers, it connects to five seas.