Happy travelling in Europe

This is a “happy” educational site which “travels” in Europe and provides information about the Europe and the most popular tourist countries. This site aims to travel the readers in the world of education in geografical fields with happy amusing way.

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Europe is one of the 5 continents of the world. Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Europe is generally considered as separated from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways of the Turkish Straits.

Europe covers about 2% of the Earth’s surface. Politically, Europe is divided into about fifty sovereign states of which the Russian Federation is the largest and most populous, spanning 39% of the continent and comprising 15% of its population. Europe had a total population of about 740 million (about 11% of world population) as of 2015.

The Europe is made up of 51 amazing cities which are: 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, FYROM, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (UK), Vatican City.

The name origins of Europe are depended on Greek mythology and the abduction of Zeus. Europe was the daughter of the king Aginora of Foinikis. Zeus was in love with her and tried to be in touch with her transforming in white bull. Europe was charmed with him and sat on it. Zeus abducted her and travelled in the entire Europe. Eventually, they arrived in Crete where they were married in Gortina and have three children- Minoas, Radamanthis and Sarpidonas.

The name contains the elements eurus- ευρύς, wide, broad and ωψ (ops, gen. ωπός, opos) “ eye, face countenance”, hence their composite Europe would mean “wide- gazing” or “broad of aspect”.

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