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National Geographic explains that Europe is considered a continent because it has historic and cultural rather than strict physical boundaries from Asia. While Asia and Europe are divided roughly by the Aegean Sea, the Dardanelles-Sea of Marmora-Bosporus, the Black Sea,...


Europe is a continent made up of the western peninsula of the Eurasian landmass. The boundaries that separate Europe from Asia and Africa are the Ural and Caucasus Mountains in the east and the Caspian, Aegean and Black Seas in the south.


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 ...


Europe isn't actually a continent, is divided into three regions and boasts a range of different climate types. Russia lies in both Europe and Asia.


The two oceans that touch the continent of Europe are the Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean. The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest ocean in the world while the Arctic Ocean is the smallest of the five oceans.


According to the United Nations geoscheme, there are nine countries in Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands and Switzerland. However, other definitions of Western Europe generally include more countries.


The countries considered to comprise northern Europe are: Iceland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Iceland, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Faroe Islands are separate island nations tha...