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
Europe is the second smallest continent in the world and is home to 50 countries:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- Northern Macedonia
- San Marino
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
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.