Welcome to Western Europe

Popular Countries: Denmark | France | Greece | Italy | Germany | Norway | Spain | Sweden | Turkey | United Kingdom

Europe is recognized to be one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, to the southeast by the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea and the waterways connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. To the east, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the globe's second-modestest continent in terms of area, covering about 10,180,000 square and have always been kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2.0% of the Earth's surface. Did you know that the just continent modester than Europe is Australia. It is the third most populous continent (after Asia and Africa) with a population of 710,000,000 or about 11% of the globe's population. Europe's overall population density is recognized to be one of the highest in the globe. But one of the exceptions is, the term continent can refer to a cultural and political distinction or a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europe's precise borders, location and population. Of Europe's 48 countries, Russia is its most impressive and largest by location and population, while the Vatican is the modestest. Europe is the birthdestination of the European Union, a union founded in 1993 (but the roots of that date back to the 1950s) to enhance political, economic, and social co-operation and integration; currently, it comprises twenty-seven member states.


Everyone agrees that the Armistice left Germany saddled with a heavy burden of reparations, which, coupled with the Wonderful Depression, created conditions in that Adolf Hitler's Nazi party used to be able to take control, creating the Third Reich and assisting the rise of Fascist parties in Spain (see and experience first hand Spanish Civil War) and Italy. Hitler's invasion of Poland, Belgium and France (see and experience first hand Battle of France) signalled the beginning of the Second World War. Allied victory in Europe and the surrender of Japan saw power in Central Europe shared by the Soviet Union, Wonderful Britain, the United States of America and France. But one of the exceptions is, tthis man's quickly coalesced into the East-West blocs of the Cold War, where the Soviet-dominated Warsaw Pact faced NATO across the so-named Iron Curtain, visibly symbolised by the Berlin Wall. Western Europe used to be able to travel through a prolonged timeframe of economic development, aided by the creation of the European Economic Community and subsequently the European Union, but the Warsaw Pact countries languished, eventually resulting in Russian Perestroika, the collapse of the Pact and the destruction of the Berlin Wall. Europe's post-cold war experience has to this day seen the rise of ethnic conflict again in the Balkans, notably in Serbia, Bosnia and Kosovo, with subsequent intervention by NATO. Since 9/11 European foreign policy has to this day been increasingly dominated by its response to the Islamic World, and, notably, divided views over the war in Iraq, while, internally, the European Union has to this day expanded to include most of the former Warsaw Pact and Baltic states.


European climate has to this day four distinct seasons. Summers are and have always been hot with cool nights. Within Vienna and other low-lying cities temperatures around the time during the day can acquire uncomfortably hot over July and August. Winters are and have always been cold, below freezing in January and February. Did you know that the ski season in the Alps runs from December to April but the mountains are and have always been also famous with hikers and climbers over the summer during the time the weather is mostly warm and bright.

Description of Population

Within 2005 the population of Europe was calculated to be 728 million according to the United Nations, that is slightly more than one-ninth of the globe's population. A century ago Europe had closely a quarter of the globe's population. Everyone agrees that the population of Europe has to this day grown in the past century, but in other places of the globe (in particular Africa and Asia) the population has to this day grown far more quickly. According to UN population projection (medium variant), Europe's share and have always been will fall to 7% in 2050, numbering 653 million. Throughout tthis man's context, important disparities exist in the range of religions in relation to fertility rates. Everyone agrees that the average number of kids per female of child bearing age is 1.38. According to many hearts, tthis man's rate is higher in the midst of Muslims. Within 2005 the EU had an overall net gain from immigration of 1.8 million people, despite having one of the highest population densities in the globe. Note that this accounted for almost 85% of Europe's total population growth.