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Map of Brussels Maalbeek Metro Station to Airport

Brussels Maalbeek Metro Station to Airport

By now you have probably heard of the tragedy that has unfolded in Brussels, Belgium. There has been a bombing at Maalbeek Metro Station and the Brussels airport. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack in retaliation for the capture of Mohamed Belkaid. He was one of the get away drivers in the Paris attacks last year.

Belgium is a tolerant society that has welcomed many migrants from other parts of the world. So it is beyond belief that some of those welcomed would commit such an atrocity. Our hearts go out to the people of Belgium and the victims and their families.

Here we have published a map that shows the distance between the two attacks.

Map of How to Say Yes in the Countries of Europe

map of how to say yes in Europe

The image above shows how to say hello in all the countries of Europe using the most common languages in each country. However below we have put together a list of all the different dialects of European languages we could find. There are some discrepancies. There are a few Russian dialects that are actually outisde of Europe. An example is Tartar. While technically an Asian dialect we have come from a position that if a country (ie Russia) is in at least partly in Europe, then we list all of it’s internal dialects and languages.

·         Albanian (Albania, Yugoslavia) ·         Po
·         Alsacian (Alsace France) ·         Ja
·         Altai (Russia) ·         Eye
·         Anglo-Saxon (England) ·         Gese
·         Anglo-Saxon (England) ·         Gise
·         Arberesh (Hora e Arbereshevet Italy) ·         O
·         Arberesh (Sicily Italy) ·         Arra
·         Armenian [Eastern] (Armenia) ·         Ha
·         Aromunian (Greece, Balkans) ·         E
·         Asturian (Spain) ·         Si
·         Bashkir (Russia) ·         Eye
·         Basque (France, Spain) ·         Bai
·         Belorussian (Belarus) ·         Tak
·         Bosnian (Bosnia and Hercegovina) ·         Da
·         Bosnian (Bosnia and Hercegovina) ·         Aha
·         Breton (Brittany France) ·         Ya
·         Breton (Brittany France) ·         Eo
·         Brigidian (western Ireland) ·         Quai
·         Bulgarian (Bulgaria) ·         Da
·         Catalan (France, Spain, Andorra) ·         Sí
·         Chukchee (Russia) ·         I
·         Chuvash (Russia) ·         Chapla
·         Cornish [Kemmyn] (Great Britain) ·         Usi
·         Cornish [modern] (Great Britain) ·         Eah
·         Cornish [unified] (Great Britain) ·         Usy
·         Cornish (Great Britain) ·         Ya
·         Corsican (Corsica) ·         Si
·         Corsican (Corsica) ·         Iè
·         Croatian (Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina) ·         Da
·         Czech (Czech Republic) ·         Ano
·         Czech (Czech Republic) [informal] ·         Jo
·         Danish (Denmark, Greenland) ·         Ja
·         Danish (Denmark) [to negative questions] ·         Jo
·         Dutch (Netherlands, America, Asia) ·         Ja
·         English [old English] (old Britain) ·         Giese
·         English [old English] (old Britain) ·         Gea
·         English [old English] (old Britain) ·         Yea
·         Erzya (Russia) ·         Nama
·         Estonian (Estonia) ·         Jaa
·         Estonian (Estonia) ·         Jah
·         Estonian (Eastern Kodavere Estonia) ·         Jahki
·         Estonian (Prangli Estonia) ·         Neh
·         Estonian [Old Estonian: archaic] (Estonia) ·         Neh
·         Finnish (Finland) ·         Kyllä
·         Finnish (Finland) [informal] ·         Jep
·         French (France) [to negative questions] ·         Si
·         Frisian (Netherlands) ·         Ja
·         Friulian (Italy) ·         Sì
·         Gagauz (Moldova) ·         Yola
·         Galician (Spain) ·         Si
·         Gallo (Britany Northern France) ·         Yen
·         Gallo (Britany Northern France) ·         Yan
·         Gascon (France) ·         Oc
·         German (Central Europe) ·         Ja
·         German (Cent.Eur.) [to negative questions] ·         Doch
·         German (Bavaria Germany) ·         Jå
·         German [Thuringian] (Thuringia Germany) ·         Na
·         German [Swabian] (Germany) ·         Jå
·         Greek [Hellenic] (Greece, Cyprus) ·         Ne
·         Greek [old] (former Greek Empire) ·         Né
·         Griko (Salento Italy) ·         U’mme
·         Hungarian [Magyar] (Hungary) ·         Igen
·         Icelandic (Iceland) ·         Já
·         Ingush (Russia) ·         Hwa’a
·         Inuttut [Greenlandic] (Greenland) ·         Aap
·         Irish (Ireland) [it is] ·         Isea
·         Italian (Central Europe, E Africa) ·         Sì
·         Kalmyk (Russia) ·         E
·         Karelian (Finland, Russia) ·         Da
·         Karelian (Finland, Russia) ·         Kyllä
·         Khakas (Siberia Russia) ·         Ya
·         Komi-Permyak (Russia) ·         No
·         Komi-Permyak (Russia) ·         Nu
·         Komi-Zyryan (Russia) ·         Da
·         Koryak (Russia) ·         O
·         Ladin (Italy) ·         Sci
·         Langue d’oïl [old] (France) ·         Oïl
·         Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) ·         Ita
·         Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) ·         Itavero
·         Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) [true] ·         Certe
·         Latin (ancient Rome, Vatican) [right] ·         Recte
·         Latvian (Latvia) ·         Ja
·         Lithuanian (Lithuania) ·         Taip
·         Lithuanian (Lithuania) [very informal] ·         Aha
·         Lithuanian (Lithuania) [very informal] ·         Mhm
·         Livonian (Latvia, Estonia) ·         Nä
·         Low Saxon (Eastern Friesland) ·         Ja
·         Low Saxon [Northern] (Lowlands Germany) ·         Jaa
·         Low Saxon [Northern] (Fehrs Guild ·         Germany)Ja
·         Low Saxon [Westphalian] (Germany) ·         Jau
·         Ludian (Russia) ·         Muga
·         Luxemburgish (Luxemburg) ·         Jo
·         Macedonian (Macedonia) ·         Da
·         Mae [Emwae] (New Hebrides Island) ·         Ido
·         Mae [Emwae] (New Hebrides Island) ·         Io
·         Maltese (Malta) ·         Iva
·         Manx (Britain) [yes indeed] ·         Abbyreh
·         Manx (Britain) [yes indeed] ·         Gynourys
·         Manx (Britain) [yes indeed] ·         Shedyjarroo
·         Manx (Britain) ·         Seadh
·         Mari [Hill Mari] (Russia) ·         Manye
·         Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia) ·         Anye
·         Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia) ·         Iye
·         Mari [Meadow Mari] (Russia) ·         Tuge
·         Middle English (old England) ·         Yis
·         Middle English (old England) ·         Yus
·         Monegasque (Monaco) ·         Sci
·         Nenets (Russia) ·         Nyeya
·         Nganasan (Russia) ·         Yy
·         Nganasan (Russia) ·         Tê
·         Norwegian [Nynorsk, Bokmaal] (Norway) ·         Ja
·         Norwegian [Sortlandsk] (Sortland Norway) ·         Jo
·         Palatinian (Southwestern Germany) ·         Jo
·         Piedmontese (Piemonte Italy) ·         Eoj
·         Plattdeutsch (Germany) ·         Jo
·         Polish (Poland) ·         Tak
·         Portuguese (Portugal, Brazil) ·         Sim
·         Provencal [Occitan] (France) ·         Òc
·         Provencal [Occitan] (France) ·         Oí
·         Prussian [old] (Prussia) ·         Ja
·         Romani [Vlax] [Gypsy] (Europe) ·         Va
·         Romani [Sofia Erli] (Bulgaria) ·         Va
·         Romani [Romany] [Gypsy] (Europe) ·         Hai
·         Romanian (Romania) ·         Da
·         Romansch (Switzerland) ·         Gea
·         Russian (Russia) ·         Da
·         Russian (Russia) [informal] ·         Aga
·         Russian (Russia) [slang] ·         Nu
·         Saami [Davvi Saami] (Scandinavia) ·         Joo
·         Saami [Davvi Saami] (Scandinavia) ·         Lea
·         Saami [Davvi Saami] (Scandinavia) ·         Delea
·         Saami [Inari Saami] (Scandinavia) ·         Gal
·         Saami [Inari Saami] (Scandinavia) ·         Kal
·         Saami [Skolt Saami] (Scandinavia) ·         Naa
·         Saami [Skolt Saami] (Scandinavia) ·         Kaéll
·         Sardinian (Italy) ·         Eja
·         Sarnami (Suriname, Holland) ·         Hañ
·         Savonian (Ylä-Savo Finland) ·         Jotokkiisa
·         Scots (Scotland) ·         Aye
·         Scots [Ulster Scots] (Northern Ireland) ·         Ay
·         Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) ·         Gudearbh
·         Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) ·         Aidh
·         Serbian (Bosnia, Yugoslavia) ·         Da
·         Setu (Southern Estonia) ·         Jah
·         Shor (Russia) ·         Eze
·         Sicilian (Sicily Italy) ·         Si
·         Slovak (Slovakia) ·         Áno
·         Slovenian (Slovenia) ·         Da
·         Slovenian (Slovenia) ·         Ja
·         Sorbian (eastern Germany) ·         Haj
·         Sudovian [Jatvingian] (Baltic region) ·         Jâ
·         Sursilvan (Switzerland) ·         Gie
·         Svan (Georgia) ·         Aadw
·         Swabian (Central Europe) ·         Jå
·         Swedish (Sweden, Finland) ·         Ja
·         Swedish (Sweden) [to negative questions] ·         Jo
·         Tatar (Russia) ·         Aye
·         Turkish (Turkey, Northern Cyprus) ·         Evet
·         Tuvan (Russia) ·         Iye
·         Udmurt (Russia) ·         Ben
·         Udmurt (Russia) ·         Bon
·         Udmurt (Russia) ·         O-o
·         Udmurt (Russia) ·         Y-y
·         Ukrainian (Ukraine) ·         Tak
·         Valencian (Spain) ·         Si
·         Veps (Russia) ·         Ka
·         Võru (Võrumaa Estonia) ·         Jah
·         Võru (Võrumaa Estonia) ·         Ja
·         Votic (Russia) ·         Da
·         Votic (Russia) ·         Jaa
·         Welsh (Wales) ·         Ie
·         Welsh (Wales) ·         Oes
·         Welsh (Wales) [past tense] ·         Do
·         Yiddish (Europe) ·         Ye
·         Yiddish (Europe) ·         Yo

 

Map of Europe | Europe Map – Geography, History, Travel Tips and Fun MapofEurope.com

map of Europe

Click on the Map of Europe above to get a larger more detailed view

Map of Europe and information about the continent

Europe is the sixth largest continent by land mass (approximately 3,997,929 square miles or 10,354,636 square km). Only one continent is smaller and that is Australia. The population is about 739,300,000 individuals, which makes it the world’s third most populated and it boasts some of the oldest civilizations of any continent.

Travelling Europe is one of life’s pleasures and due to the above mentioned civilization age, it boasts one of the oldest tourism industries also. Being so long established Europe caters well for every type of traveller.

Europe is made up of 20 countries. The smallest is Vatican City, which is virtually only a suburb of Rome. The largest country is Russia, although if we are talking about Wester Europe, then that would be France.

So if you are travelling a good map of Europe is necessary. We do live in a time of smart phones that have GPS functions but it is still a good idea to have a paper map of Europe as a backup. They fold up to be quite small, so every backpacker should have on one in her or his backpack. If you find yourself outside of signal range or if the battery in your GPS or phone empties, you still have a way of knowing where you are.

The diversity of cultures in Europe is one of the key reasons it is such a popular tourist destination. If you are looking for lazy summer beaches then Croatia, Greece, Spain and France are just some of the best hot spots for that type of travel. If Skiing is your thing then you might want to get out the maps of Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France and Slovenia. These countries have some of the best skiing in the world and some places you can ski all the year round.

When looking at a topographic map of Europe you will notice that it is very mountainous and much of the wilder places are covered in arboreal forests. So if hiking is your thing then Europe is only quite willing to cater to your needs.

Some of the oceans and Seas that border the continent 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 occurring 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).

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 ranges 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.

Donald Tusk Tells Migrants to Stay Away From Europe

Refugee crisis EuropeThe migrant crisis in Europe is heading towards disaster. With estimates of 16 million refugees fleeing the war in Syria and many hoping to make a new home in Europe, Donald Tusk has blatantly told economic migrants to stay away.

Do not come to Europe, Do not believe the smugglers. Do not risk your lives and your money. It is all for nothing. Greece or any other European country will no longer be a transit country.

He made the statement at a news conference in Greece and shows how the systems that are in place to deal with refuges has been stretched to the limit. It would appear that the refugees have made reduced the tolerance for other migrants. The European Union in an effort to stem the tide of refugees have blocked passage from Greece. Thousands of refugees camped on the Greek/Macedonian border have been left with no chance of moving on into central Europe. This has lead to violent clashes in the camps.

Even though his speech was aimed at migrants rather than refugees It does signal a hardening of policy towards people moving out of the Middle East and Africa. Tusk also visited Turkey hoping to talk the authorities into doing more but with over 2 million refugees being accommodated in Turkey, there is little more Turkey can do. The Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu has reiterated the need to create a safe zone in Syria itself.

Greece is suffering from an economic meltdown and the added strain the refugee crisis is placing on the country could see it sink further into the quagmire. The Council of the European Union will be meeting on Monday to try and come up with solution to the crisis. Many Europe watches believe that at best they may deliver some stop gap measures to reduce the tide of refugees.