1. It is located completely in the northern hemisphere and mainly in the eastern hemisphere.
  2. It is the continent with the highest population density.
  3. The largest island in Europe and also the world is Greenland.
  4. Europe has the smallest country in the world: Vatican City, an enclave within Italy, is the smallest by size and population.
  5. It is the second smallest continent, but it is also home to the largest country: Russia, which also takes up 40% of the land area of Europe.
  6. There are more than 250 distinct languages spoken on this continent.
  7. It is part of Eurasia, a giant continental landmass consisting both of Europe and mainland Asia.
  8. Europe is only two percent bigger than Canada.
  9. These are some of the countries that straddle both Europe and Asia: Georgia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia, and Turkey.
  10. The oldest country on the European continent is Bulgaria. Its name has not changed since 641 AD.