Click on the image of the Europe above to enlarge the map. There are links to the indivdual countries of Europe surrounding the map. Simply click on one to get more detail.
Travelling through Europe is one of life's great pleasures. The tourist industry is one of the oldest in the world. It can be measured in millennia not just centuries or years and why wouldn't it be? It has some of the most scenic terrain in the world. The length of time that civilisation has been established here can only be matched China. So not only does Europe have its natural beauty but also has some long and well established heritage. Being so well established, Europe caters for every type of traveller. Group bookings or loan explorer.
That means there is something for every holiday maker. Europe is made up of over 20 countries. If diversity of culture is what you expect when you travel, Europe has it. If you are looking for lazy summer beaches, Croatia, Greece, Spain and France being some of the hot spots for summer tourism. If you are looking for some of the best skiing in the world, then Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and Slovenia are just few of the countries that offer this type holiday. If you are looking for heritage and culture, Then you will have to consider Italy, with Pompeii being a Mecca for those that have a love for ancient history and as an added bonus you can visit visuvius and marvel and the volcanic landscapes. Interested in bushwalking, natural scenery, green and leafy forests? Then the aboreal forest
of northern Europe and the Rocky crags of the Alps and parts of Scotland are where you want to fly to. A good old fashioned map will not run out of batteries like a gps unit will and people are not as likely to steal it. So always carry a map as a backup to your phone or personal gps.
Lets learn something! Europe is the planets second smallest continet by surface area, spanning approximately 10,180,000 square kilometres or about 3,930,000 square miles. Europe takes up about 2% of the worlds surface. This continent is the worlds third most populous, with a population of about 731 million people, about 11% of the world's total population.
The oceans and seas that border it are as follows. The Barents Sea, Arctic Ocean and Norwegian Sea are to the north. The North Sea and Baltic Sea's are more or less in the middle of the map. The Atlantic Ocean and the Greenland and Celtic Sea's are off to the west of the continent. The Mediterranean, Adriatic and Aegean Sea's lie to the south. The Black and Caspian Sea's lie more or less to the east.
Other naturally ocurring borders are Ural Mountains and the ural River and the Caucus Region (a group of countries, the best known of which are Armenia and Georgia). When planning a vacation to Europe, try and make sure you see as many of those wonderful natural features as possible. Holidaying around Europe is Easy. The tourism in most European countries has been when established for many years. Certain countries like Croatia and Greece rely on tourism to earn a large part of their GDP.
Some Political information about Europe
There are about 50 countries that make up the continent of Europe. The largest being Russia and the smallest being Vatican City. Most countries in Europe belong to the European Union and use the Euro as currency. Click on the links below to learn more about each country.
Other physical features of the continent of Europe
The main rivers are the Danube, Rhine, Volga, Seine, Ural and Loire. The longest being the Danube . The main mountain range's are The Alps, Pyrenees,Ural, Caucus and the Carpathian mountains. The highest mountain in Europe is situated in Russia and is called Mt Elbrus, it is 5642 meters high although the highest in Western Europe is Mt Blanc which is situated in France.