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The continent of Europe is a relatively small part of the Eurasian land mass, encompassing 3,827,308 square miles.  It is bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, on the east by Asia, and on the north by the Arctic Ocean.  Europe's highest point is Mt. Elbrus in Russia, at 18,510 feet above sea level.  Its lowest point is the Caspian Sea in Russia, at 90 feet below sea level.  The longest river in Europe is the Volga, which runs through Russia for about 2,300 miles.  Also in Russia is Europe's largest lake, Lake Ladoga, which covers an area of 6,834 square miles.

Europe consists of over 40 countries, with an approximate total population of 688,545,400 in 2002.  Its two major English-speaking countries, the United Kingdom and Ireland, are island nations.  Germany and France are the two most populous nations of central Europe.  Two of Europe's southernmost countries, Greece and Italy, are Mediterranean Sea peninsulas.  Four of the continent's northern countries — Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden — comprise a region known as Scandinavia.  Detailed maps of European countries can be found by following the links in this paragraph.

This website contains three maps of Europe — a political map, a relief map, and a topographical map. 

Map of Europe, showing Nations and their Capital Cities
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European Travel and Tourism > Europe Travel Destinations

Europe contains a remarkable variety of terrain and physical features.  From the highlands of Scandinavia and Scotland to the Alps and Pyrenees of southern Europe, plenty of scenic vistas await the visitor!  The Northern European Plain is the industrial heartland while the fertile Ukraine and the Central Russian Upland form the breadbasket of Europe.  The Caucasus and Ural Mountains form Europe's eastern boundaries.

The largest city in Europe is Moscow, Russia; other leading cities and travel destinations include London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, and Copenhagen.  United States travelers usually fly to Europe via airlines such as British Airways, Air France, Alitalia, Lufthansa, and SAS.  Three excellent sources of European news and analysis are BBC's Europe News, CNN's European Edition, and the New York Times' Europe page.

Europe History and Antique Europe Map

This Europe history page provides an overview of European history and culture from ancient times to modern times.  This vintage map of Europe shows the continent of Europe as it appeared in a 19th century atlas.

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