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How big is Europe compared to other continents?

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Europe is the second smallest continent, with an area of 3,937,083 square miles. While Australia is the smallest of the seven continents with an area of 3,132,061 square miles, Antarctica is the third smallest continent having an area of 5,100,023 square miles. With an area of 17,173,438 square miles, Asia is the largest continent.

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Europe has a population of 742,452,000 people, making it the continent with the third largest population. In terms of population, Asia takes first place with over 4.29 billion inhabitants, and Africa is in second place with a population of 1.11 billion.

Europe has borders with different bodies of water, including the Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Bay of Biscayne. Some important geographical landmarks are the Alps, Pyrenees, Apennines and Ural Mountains. The highest mountain in Europe is Mt. Elbrus in Russia.

Some famous rivers found on this continent are the Rhine, Volga, Elba, Loire and Po Rivers. The longest river is the Volga River, which stretches 1424.8 miles and is located in the Russia.

There are 47 countries in Europe. Some famous European cities are London, England, Paris, France, Madrid, Spain and Rome, Italy. The Holy See, which is located in Rome, is considered the smallest country in Europe in terms of both land area and population.

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