Facts about Europe

Vatican City, landlocked by Italy, is the world's smallest country

Russia and Turkey straddle both Europe and Asia

Paris' Louvre museum is the most visited attraction in Europe

32 official languages are spoken here

Russia is the largest country in the world

It's the 2nd smallest continent in the world

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Europe is the second smallest continent in the world and is home to 50 countries:

A few countries straddle both Europe and Asia. Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan.

This is the continent with the highest population density, meaning the largest number of people per square kilometer. On the other hand, only 10% of the world’s population live in Europe.

Not all European countries are a member of the EU (European Union) a political and economic union. Only 27 nations are part of the EU.

Europe is also home to a country with the happiest people on earth. According to the World Happiness Report, the happiest people live in Finland.