World Map

Map of the World 2023

Above we have a new world map for 2023. Not much has changed since 2019. Brexit is destined to happen now that Boris Johnson won a thumping majority in the UK parliament. However that does not affect the borders marked on this map at all. The United States Department of State recognizes 195 independent countries but not all are shown on this map because some are to small for the scale of the map.

This is not a terrain relief map it is a political map of the world. So it does not show all the different topography that some of our other maps shop. This world map was designed a quick and easy reference to all the major countries in the world. It also references all the populated continents including Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australasia (Australia).

As a political map it shows all the current boundaries for the countries represented and shows comparative size of the countries in question. Some distortion may occur as the earth is a sphere and this map of the world is a flat representation. Most distortion will occur around the equator as that is where the earth bulges due to its rotation.

If there is a change in borders during the year 2023 we do one of two possible procedures. The map above will be replaced by a new map or we will add the changed map into the page as it stands.

Above we have a World Map with continents and Regions in different colors. Here at Map of Europe we realized that many users coming to our site wanted to look at a map of the world and the continents and regions.

World Map with Countries

World Map with Continents and Countries 2023
World Map with Continents and Countries

We have a Political World Map below with countries outlined but we have been asked many times to breakout the continents in the map to make them more obvious. We have done this above and this image will become the foundation of our “World Map 2020”. The year 2019 has not ended so the final layout for the chart above has not been finalized. The above image is an easy to use learning guide for schools and colleges. This page will become a repository for all future maps of the world from now on.

Continental borders are a little ambiguous and fluid at the moment and we tried to cater for this by adding some regions.

Below is a list continental border anomalies.

  • Western Russia is marked as being part of Asia even though generally it is considered part of Europe. We did this because we felt there was room on the web for a simpler version of a world map, one that ignored some of the border ambiguities.
  • We have added the Middle East as a region. This was due to many users emailing us and asking how does the middle east relate to the rest of the world.
  • Australasia is marked in aqua and this region is sometimes referred to as Oceania. This is not strictly accurate but like we said above these matters are somewhat ambiguous. Strictly speaking the content is generally referred to as just Australia.
  • Egypt is marked as Part of Africa above. While this is strictly correct it could have also fallen in under the region of the Middle East.

This map is not meant to be a definitive or even strictly accurate depiction of the world. As we said earlier that tends to be fluid anyway. This map is meant to be a quick reference guide for students and teachers to use when doing geography or cartography on the fly.

Political Map of the World

A world map is usually a map of the surface of the Earth, which is often made utilizing any one of a variety of map projections. Maps of the world in most cases are either ‘physical’ or ‘political’, but there are exceptions to this rule. The goal of the physical map is usually to demonstrate attributes of geography like mountains, soil variety or even land utilization.
The most crucial function of the political map is to demonstrate territorial borders and political boundaries. These are not always clear cut but most political maps of the world will try and give you a best match fora certain point in history. Geological maps demonstrate not just the physical surface area, but attributes of the underlying rock, fault lines, and sub surface structures.

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World Map for 2019.

Has much changed since we added World Map 2018 ? Not really. There are still wars raging in the middle east that threaten to change the face of the world map but borders have not been redrawn as yet.

There is still Putin’s Russia pressurising the Ukraine, which has potential to change the face of the world map and redraw some borders in Europe.

Africa is surprisingly stable for now and not much has changed on that continent.

China’s military is becoming more recalcitrant in the the South China Sea and some of the islands and atolls it has squatted on have the potential to change China’s borders but with an increasingly aggressive president in the USA, we might see some flash points in this area.

Here at Europe map, we now have a Europe Map for 2019.

This is possibly the best and most easily read political map of Europe


World Map 2019
World Map for 2019

Click above – World Map for 2018.

It is basically a political world map although it does not use the traditional political map colors. Those colors are so 1995 anyway.

In this world map we include all the countries of the world and their related capital cities. It is a relatively large map at 2908 pixels by 1467 pixels. Also, it shows the relationship between the new Europe map and the other continents in the world. Another good reference for world maps is this page on Wikipedia.

map of the world

Another thing that makes this map of the world stand out is that it includes all the little island archipelagos of the world. So if you are going to one of those remote holiday destinations like the Canary Islands. On this map you will be able to see where it relates to the rest of the world.

If you want to enlarge the map click on it and then click on the little “x” in the top right corner to get the biggest possible version of the map. You will have to scroll around it as it generally to large for most computer screens.

One of the new countries it lists is South Sudan, which is probably Africa’s most recent country. other non European countries that are listed are New Zealand, Mexico, Thailand and North Korea.

Some European countries that are listed are FranceGermanyIcelandCroatia and Denmark.

Enjoy the free use of this map of the world and we hope to bring you guys more in the near future.

We kept the  Old World Map below:

World Map with Continents

A simple World Map
Click on the World Map above to zoom in

List of Countries in the World and the Capital Cities ordered by population


Country Capital Population Area (km²)
China Beijing 1,444,216,107 9,596,961
India New Delhi 1,393,409,038 3,287,263
United States Washington, D.C. 331,002,651 9,525,067
Indonesia Jakarta 273,523,615 1,904,569
Pakistan Islamabad 225,199,937 796,095
Brazil Brasília 213,993,437 8,515,767
Nigeria Abuja 211,400,708 923,768
Bangladesh Dhaka 166,303,498 147,570
Russia Moscow 145,912,025 17,098,242
Mexico Mexico City 130,262,216 1,964,375
Japan Tokyo 126,476,461 377,915
Ethiopia Addis Ababa 114,963,588 1,104,300
Philippines Manila 112,610,042 300,000
Egypt Cairo 102,334,404 1,002,450
Vietnam Hanoi 97,338,579 331,210
Germany Berlin 83,783,942 357,022
Turkey Ankara 84,339,067 783,356
Iran Tehran 83,992,949 1,648,195
Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa 89,561,403 2,344,858
Thailand Bangkok 69,799,978 513,120
France Paris 65,273,511 551,695
United Kingdom London 67,886,011 242,500
Italy Rome 60,461,826 301,340
South Africa Pretoria (executive), Cape Town (legislative), Bloemfontein (judicial) 59,308,690 1,219,090
Tanzania Dodoma 59,734,218 947,303
Myanmar Naypyidaw 54,409,800 676,578
Kenya Nairobi 53,771,296 580,367
South Korea Seoul 51,269,185 100,210
Colombia Bogotá 50,882,891 1,141,748
Spain Madrid 46,754,778 505,990
Uganda Kampala 45,741,007 241,550
Argentina Buenos Aires 45,376,763 2,780,400
Ukraine Kyiv 44,209,733 603,550
Algeria Algiers 43,851,044 2,381,741
Sudan Khartoum 43,849,260 1,861,484
Iraq Baghdad 40,222,493 438,317
Afghanistan Kabul 38,928,346 652,230
Poland Warsaw 37,846,611 312,696
Canada Ottawa 37,742,154 9,984,670
Morocco Rabat 36,910,560 446,550
Saudi Arabia Riyadh 34,813,871 2,149,690
Uzbekistan Tashkent 33,469,203 448,978
Peru Lima 32,971,854 1,285,216
Angola Luanda 32,866,272 1,246,700
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 32,776,194 330,803
Mozambique Maputo 31,255,435 801,590
Ghana Accra 31,072,940 238,533
Yemen Sana’a 29,825,964 527,968
Nepal Kathmandu 29,136,808 147,516
Venezuela Caracas 28,435,940 916,445
Madagascar Antananarivo 27,691,018 587,041
Cameroon Yaoundé 26,545,863 475,442
Côte d’Ivoire Yamoussoukro (official), Abidjan (economic) 26,378,274 322,463
North Korea Pyongyang 25,778,816 120,538
Australia Canberra 25,203,198 7,692,024
Niger Niamey 24,206,644 1,267,000
Sri Lanka Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (official), Colombo (executive and commercial) 21,413,249 65,610
Burkina Faso Ouagadougou 20,903,273 274,200
Mali Bamako 20,250,833 1,240,192
Romania Bucharest 19,237,691 238,397
Malawi Lilongwe 19,129,952 118,484
Chile Santiago 19,116,201 756,096
Kazakhstan Nur-Sultan 18,776,707 2,724,900
Zambia Lusaka 18,383,955 752,618
Guatemala Guatemala City 17,915,568 108,889
Ecuador Quito 17,643,054 283,561
Syria Damascus 17,500,658 185,180
Netherlands Amsterdam (official), The Hague (seat of government) 17,134,872 41,543
Senegal Dakar 16,743,927 196,722
Chad N’Djamena 16,425,864 1,284,000
Somalia Mogadishu 15,893,222 637,657
Zimbabwe Harare 14,862,924 390,757
Guinea Conakry 13,132,795 245,857
Rwanda Kigali 12,952,218 26,338
Benin Porto-Novo (official), Cotonou (seat of government) 12,123,200 114,763
Burundi Bujumbura 11,890,784 27,834
Tunisia Tunis 11,818,619 163,610
Bolivia Sucre (constitutional), La Paz (administrative) 11,673,021 1,098,581
Belgium Brussels 11,589,623 30,528
Haiti Port-au-Prince 11,402,528 27,750
Cuba Havana 11,326,616 109,884
South Sudan Juba 11,193,725 644,329
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo 10,847,910 48,671
Czech Republic Prague 10,708,981 78,866
Greece Athens 10,423,054 131,957
Jordan Amman 10,203,134 89,342
Portugal Lisbon 10,196,709 92,090
Azerbaijan Baku 10,139,177 86,600
Sweden Stockholm 10,099,265 450,295
Hungary Budapest 9,660,351 93,028
United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi 9,890,400 83,600
Belarus Minsk 9,449,323 207,600
Honduras Tegucigalpa 9,904,607 112,492
Israel Jerusalem (internationally unrecognized) 9,053,300 20,770
Papua New Guinea Port Moresby 8,947,024 462,840
Togo Lomé 8,278,724 56,785
Serbia Belgrade 8,737,371 77,474
Switzerland Bern 8,654,622 41,290
Sierra Leone Freetown 8,153,936 71,740
Hong Kong Hong Kong 7,474,600 1,104
Laos Vientiane 7,275,560 236,800
Paraguay Asunción 7,132,538 406,752
Bulgaria Sofia 6,948,445 110,879
Lebanon Beirut 6,825,445 10,452
Libya Tripoli 6,871,292 1,759,540
El Salvador San Salvador 6,486,201 21,041
Nicaragua Managua 6,624,554 130,373
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek 6,524,195 199,951
Turkmenistan Ashgabat 6,031,200 488,100
Singapore Singapore 5,896,686 728
Denmark Copenhagen 5,792,202 42,916
Finland Helsinki 5,540,720 338,424
Slovakia Bratislava 5,459,642 49,035
Norway Oslo 5,421,241 323,802
Eritrea Asmara 3,546,421 117,600
Costa Rica San José 5,094,118 51,100
Central African Republic Bangui 4,829,767 622,984
Ireland Dublin 4,937,786 70,273
New Zealand Wellington 4,822,233 270,467
Oman Muscat 4,974,986 309,500
Country Capital Population (2021) Area (km²)
Croatia Zagreb 4,105,267 56,594
Kuwait Kuwait City 4,270,571 17,818
Panama Panama City 4,314,767 75,420
Georgia Tbilisi 3,989,167 69,700
Mongolia Ulaanbaatar 3,329,289 1,564,116
Armenia Yerevan 2,963,243 29,743
Lithuania Vilnius 2,722,289 65,300
Jamaica Kingston 2,961,167 10,991
Qatar Doha 2,881,053 11,586
Namibia Windhoek 2,540,905 825,615
Lesotho Maseru 2,142,249 30,355
Slovenia Ljubljana 2,078,654 20,273
Latvia Riga 1,886,198 64,589
Botswana Gaborone 2,351,627 581,730
Gambia Banjul 2,416,668 10,689
Guinea-Bissau Bissau 1,968,001 36,125
Gabon Libreville 2,225,734 267,668
Mauritania Nouakchott 4,649,658 1,030,700
Trinidad and Tobago Port of Spain 1,399,488 5,131
Estonia Tallinn 1,326,535 45,227
Eswatini Mbabane (administrative), Lobamba (legislative, royal) 1,160,164 17,364
Timor-Leste Dili 1,318,445 14,919
Cyprus Nicosia 1,207,359 9,251
Djibouti Djibouti 988,000 23,200
Fiji Suva 896,445 18,272
Guyana Georgetown 786,508 214,969
Bhutan Thimphu 771,608 38,394
Comoros Moroni 869,601 1,861
Solomon Islands Honiara 686,884 28,896
Macao Macao 649,335 32
Montenegro Podgorica 628,066 13,812
Luxembourg Luxembourg City 634,814 2,586
Western Sahara Laayoune 597,339 266,000
Suriname Paramaribo 586,632 163,820
Cape Verde Praia 555,987 4,033
Malta Valletta 441,543 316
Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan 437,479 5,765
Bahamas Nassau 393,244 13,878
Belize Belmopan 397,628 22,966
Maldives Malé 540,544 298
Iceland Reykjavík 366,130 103,000
Vanuatu Port Vila 307,145 12,189
Barbados Bridgetown 287,375 430
São Tomé and Príncipe São Tomé 219,159 964
Samoa Apia 198,414 2,842
Saint Lucia Castries 183,627 617
Kiribati South Tarawa 119,449 811
Grenada St. George’s 112,523 344
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown 110,940 389
Tonga Nuku’alofa 105,695 747
Micronesia Palikir 115,023 702
Seychelles Victoria 98,347 455
Antigua and Barbuda St. John’s 97,929 442
Andorra Andorra la Vella 77,265 468
Dominica Roseau 71,986 751
Marshall Islands Majuro 59,190 181
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre 53,192 270
Monaco Monaco 39,242 2
Liechtenstein Vaduz 38,128 160
San Marino San Marino 33,931 61
Palau Ngerulmud 18,169 459
Nauru Yaren (de facto) 10,756 21
Tuvalu Funafuti 11,792 26
Vatican City Vatican City 825 0.44

World Map 2023

Map of the World 2023

Above we have a new world map for 2023. Not much has changed since 2019. Brexit is destined to happen now that Boris Johnson won a thumping majority in the UK parliament. However that does not affect the borders marked on this map at all. The United States Department of State recognizes 195 independent countries but not all are shown on this map because some are to small for the scale of the map.

This is not a terrain relief map it is a political map of the world. So it does not show all the different topography that some of our other maps shop. This world map was designed a quick and easy reference to all the major countries in the world. It also references all the populated continents including Europe, Asia, North America, South America and Australasia (Australia).

As a political map it shows all the current boundaries for the countries represented and shows comparative size of the countries in question. Some distortion may occur as the earth is a sphere and this map of the world is a flat representation. Most distortion will occur around the equator as that is where the earth bulges due to its rotation.

If there is a change in borders during the year 2023 we do one of two possible procedures. The map above will be replaced by a new map or we will add the changed map into the page as it stands.

For a list of all our older world maps go to our World Map page

List of countries in the World

Central African Republic
Costa Rica
Cote d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
French Guiana
New Zealand
North Korea
Papua New Guinea
Republic of the Congo
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Korea
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Svalbard (Norway)
United Kingdom
United States
Western Sahara

Map of Europe 2023 and 2022 | Europe Map

Europe Political Map 2023

With the year 2023 about to end we decided that it was time to add an updated version of our map of Europe. Physically, not a lot has changed from the beginning to the end of 2023. The Crimea is technically still part of Ukraine but it controlled by Russia and that situation doesn’t look like it will be resolved any time soon.

We have added a map of the initial attacks by Russia on Ukraine. We will be updating this regularly as events unfold.

We have a new World Map 2023 and a new EU Map “European Union Map 2023“. The 10 smallest countries of Europe article has had an update but nothing has really changed.

New Map of Europe

Physical Changes

The map of the European Union (EU) looks like it will be changing in 2020 with Boris Johnson winning the recent UK election. Prime Minister Johnson has promised to bring on Brexit early in 2020 which means we will have to update the EU map due to the United Kingdom (UK) leaving. Experts are saying that this could precipitate a break up of the UK in the near future. Scotland and it’s population did not vote for brexit and did not reflect the rest of the UK in voting in conservative Members of Parliament. By the end of 2020 we could see the Scottish MP’s moving towards another referendum to leave the UK and this time all the experts are expecting the leave vote to win. The other constituency that didn’t vote for brexit and is starting to distance itself from it’s British brethren is Northern Ireland. Boris Johnson’s plan to put a custom border in the middle of the Irish Sea has put offside the british unionists in Northern Ireland and there are signs that there is growing support for a union with the Irish Republic. ironically, Boris in his efforts to move the UK from the EU may have put the final nail in the coffin of the United Kingdom as we know it.

Demographic Changes

The biggest changes in the year 2020 are likely to be in demographics. While this won’t change the look of a physical map of Europe or even the political map of Europe, what it will do is change the ethnic populations of parts of the European Union. Brexit will cause all sorts of ramifications for British people who have purchased houses, land and businesses in the rest of Europe. Many of these people will be forced to head back home to the United Kingdom.

Financial Changes

It is hard to see how brexit is going to be good for economy of the UK and for that matter the economy of the EU in general. France and Germany are already eyeing off London’s claim on the European finance sector. Making it harder to sell goods and services into Europe which is Britain’s biggest external market place cannot be good for British business. Taxes and tariffs will be applied to most goods being sold into the EU from the Uk making them more expensive and making it harder for those goods and services to compete.

2020 was a turbulent year around the globe and 2020 is looking like it is not going to be much better. Here’s hoping that we are wrong. have good Christmas if you are celebrating it and have a fun and safe New Year. Love from the team at “”.

Political Map of Europe


We have a new Map of Europe and a World Map for 2020.

Above we have a massive map of Europe. The size of the map is 2500 pixels by 1761. To get the full view you need to click on the image and then click on the X in the top right corner. below are the Countries of Europe and the respective capital cities. Although we haven’t specifically highlighted the countries of the European Union Follow this link to see a map of the EU. We have now added a wonderful Physical map of Europe.

It is now 2019 and not a lot has changed. This map is probably still the best overall map of Europe on this site. Although we have added a map of Europe for 2019. We are making this page a big database of maps of Europe. So we are combining all the old maps onto one page.

While we believe the above political map of Europe is probably the best we have ever published. Here at we feel we need to bring our readers as many version of similar maps as possible. The CIA website has a massive database of maps and we have edited the large map at the CIA and cut out another version of a political map of Europe.

Even though it looks like this is a newer political map of Europe it really isn’t. It is just a portion of one of the oldest maps on the web.

Old Political map of Europe
Old Political map of Europe

Map of Europe 2018

We know we might be jumping the gun a little here by publishing what we think the 2018 map of Europe is going to look like but we are known for being impatient. However it is nearly 2018 already and the borders of Europe are not going to change a lot in that time.

map of Europe 2018
map of Europe 2018

The map of Europe above is huge so click on it and then hit the little icon in the top right hand corner to make it enlarge to full size. It has the names of all the European countries and shows the borders and capital cities. The map also shows many of the larger cities of the countries in question. Some notable non-capital cities are Geneva in Switzerland, Cologne in Germany, Bordeaux in France. Below we will list all the capital cities and the country they are the capital of.

Europe Map 2018
Europe Map 2018

A New Europe Map

This is the new 2018 Political Europe Map. Europe isn’t changing much at the moment. Not like in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. The only change we can expect either this year or in the next few years is the United Kingdom leaving the EU. Russia seems to have curbed it’s expansionist ways. Although there is still some trouble in the Ukraine.

While the physical boundaries of the countries in Europe are not likely to change in the near future. Obviously the physical Europe map itself will not change at all. We do try to provide at least 2 updated maps every year.

Other countries that might change the face of Europe in the near future are countries like Hungary and Poland. Both these countries have elected a parliament that is somewhat antagonistic to the European Union. While Turkey is on the border of Asia and Europe. It has been trying to join the European Union, however recent changes to the political climate are making it’s inclusion look a bit shaky.

All in all we are in for an exciting although troubling time. We have added an interactive map of Europe for 2018. We now have a Europe Map for 2019.

Political map of Europe

While not technically a political map of Europe in the strictest sense. This map tries to set a delineation between the European Union Countries and the rest of Europe. It also is an attempt to see how the other non European Union countries fit within the greater European region. Technically speaking go here, if you want to see a political map of Europe in the historical definition of the phrase. This area is mostly about conjecture and how Europe ties together as a continent. It will be updated regularly and this map may change and others will be added.

We will also be adding historically accurate political maps so as to show how politics progressed through you Europe over time. In researching this area we found some interesting and sometimes funny and sometimes serious events that caused unusual redrawing of the borders of various countries that make up Europe. Some countries were created and some were lost to time and the borders moved around quite a deal through out the 4000 years of European history. Politically speaking most countries started out as city states and then as one state or another became dominant, the others in the vicinity got swallowed up. One extreme example of this is the Roman empire which swallowed up huge tracts of Europe, Africa and the Middle East for that matter. It was all considered part of the Roman empire and eventually when the empire split up and slowly died certain geographical regions banded together to eventually form the countries of Europe. Some of these remain to this day and others have fallen by the way side. It will definitely be an interesting insight into how politics and culture work together at nation building. Stay tuned.


What countries are in Europe map?

There are a few definitions of Europe we can consider when answering this question. There is the EU (European Union) which is one definition of Europe but that is not encompassing enough for us. There are countries that Span both Europe and Asia like Russia which some want to put into Asia only. We do subscribe to this point of view either. Then there are countries like Georgia that aren’t transcontinental with Europe but are very European in the make up of the population and culture but are not officially part of Europe. Here at feel that all these countries should be given a chance to participate in the great experiment known as Europe. Below we have a comprehensive table of the countries that are within Europe.

Map of Europe with Cities

Country Capital
Albania Tirana
Andorra Andorra la Vella
Armenia Yerevan
Austria Vienna
Belarus Minsk
Belgium Brussels
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo
Bulgaria Sofia
Croatia Zagreb
Cyprus Nicosia
Czech Republic Prague
Denmark Copenhagen
Estonia Tallinn
Finland Helsinki
France Paris
Georgia Tbilisi
Germany Berlin
Greece Athens
Hungary Budapest
Iceland Reykjavik
Ireland Dublin
Italy Rome
Kosovo Pristina
Latvia Riga
Liechtenstein Vaduz
Lithuania Vilnius
Luxembourg Luxembourg (city)
Macedonia (FYROM) Skopje
Malta Valletta
Moldova Chisinau
Monaco Monaco
Montenegro Podgorica
Netherlands Amsterdam
Norway Oslo
Poland Warsaw
Portugal Lisbon
Romania Bucharest
Russia Moscow
San Marino San Marino
Serbia Belgrade
Slovakia Bratislava
Slovenia Ljubljana
Spain Madrid
Sweden Stockholm
Switzerland Bern
Turkey Ankara
Ukraine Kyiv (also known as Kiev)
United Kingdom London
Vatican City (Holy See) Vatican City

Map of Europe with Countries

The map of Europe above has all the countries marked with borders and all major bodies of water such as the North Sea. Capital cities are marked for all countries and some other major cities have been marked also. We have the 10 smallest countries of Europe marked to the largest country in Europe. This is the latest 2020 map of Europe with countries and it shows the United Kingdom as part of Europe as Brexit has only caused it to leave the European Union in 2020 and not Europe itself.

Europe Map

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

Map Information about the continent

We have added a map that is probably our best and largest. On Map of Europe we have termed our political map and although strictly it does not contain everything a political map should have it is close enough and is much easier to read than your standard Political map.

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 Western 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. A good way to get to these ski fields is to travel by train as the train system in Europe is so good it is hardly affected by snow. buying a Eurail pass is the best way to go and here is a rail map of Europe to show you all the routes and destinations. We have also included a massive Eurail Map.

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.

What the the Europe Map looked like in 2019 is below

Map of Europe 2019
Europe Map for 2019


Well it is that time of the year again. It is time to start thinking about what the Europe Map is going to look like in 2019. Last year in 2018 we speculated as to what the Europe Map would look like in 2018. We speculated about the UK leaving the EU or more importantly what that separation would look like. Well here we are in 2019 and we are still speculating.

Russia’s pressure on the Ukraine has not increased but has maintained at the same level, so we could see a change in that area of Europe in the near future. Turkey has not entered the European Union and doesn’t look like it will in 2019 or maybe ever.

With Donald Trump’s machinations in the White house and Vladamir Putin’s continuing resentment of the EU and Germany in particular, 2019 is shaping up to be an interesting year.

While people might think it is early to be publishing a 2019 map of Europe, here at Europe political map we try to be ahead of the curve. This is possibly the best and most easily read political map of Europe

map of Europe

We have finally done it. We have upgraded our oldest map post to a new and better version. Google will probably hate it like it hates the rest of this site but we won’t let that stop us. We aren’t really sure if this is a political map or not but it follows a similar format of the original, that is good enough for us. The next map we will be updating is our road map of Europe. Stay tuned!

Ye Olde Map of Europe

This is the oldest map of Europe we have on the site. It was the first map uploaded back in the late nineties. Yes has been around that long. We originally got this map from the CIA World Fact Book. Yes that site has been around even longer.

It is interesting to see how much the borders of Europe have changed. Western Europe has pretty much remained the same. While parts of Eastern Europe have changed. Serbia has had Kosova separated from it. Russia has annexed the Crimea from the Ukraine. Montenegro has also separated from Serbia to become the master of its own destiny.

map of Europe 2016
It is at about this time of year with the silly season fast approaching, that we take a look at how the borders of Europe have changed in 2016. We have had a pretty turbulent couple of years, with the war in the Ukraine and the refugee crisis. So we are going to put up a map of Europe 2016, as of the 13th of October 2016.


Europe hasn’t changed dramatically since the Balkan war in the eighties and nineties when Yugoslavia was broken up into Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. The big and very controversial and it has to be said unpopular change is the annexation of the Crimea  by Russia. Shown on this map with a red squiggle around it. Although the Crimea has a majority of Russian speaking population it has always been considered to be a part of the Ukraine. In 2014 The Crimean people did have a referendum on leaving the Ukraine in 2014. The overwhelming vote was to leave, although there are rumblings that some of the voting was rigged. Russia fully integrated the Crimea into the Russian federation in 2015 and the status of the Crimea has be left in limbo.

So that is the map of Europe as it stands for 2016. Will it be the same in 2017. Maybe not. With Catalonia and the Basque country demanding independence we may see a redrawing of the European boundaries in 2017.

Map of Europe with Cities

Europe is a fascinating continent with a rich history, diverse cultures, and some of the world’s most beautiful cities. A map of Europe with cities can give you a glimpse of the many destinations that this continent has to offer, and help you plan your travels accordingly. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most iconic cities in Europe and what makes them so special.

First, let’s start with the basics. A map of Europe with cities typically includes all the major cities on the continent, as well as smaller towns and villages that are popular among tourists. The cities are usually marked with pins or labels, making it easy to see where they are located and how they are connected to one another.

One of the most famous cities on the map of Europe is Paris, the capital of France. Known as the “City of Light,” Paris is home to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre Museum. It’s also known for its romantic atmosphere, delicious cuisine, and vibrant nightlife. Other popular cities in France that are often included on maps of Europe include Lyon, Marseille, and Nice.

Moving eastward on the map, we come to Germany, a country with a rich cultural heritage and a diverse array of cities. Berlin, the capital of Germany, is known for its history, art, and music scenes. The city is home to many important landmarks, including the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Reichstag building. Other notable cities in Germany include Munich, with its famous beer gardens and Oktoberfest celebrations, as well as Hamburg, Cologne, and Frankfurt.

Continuing eastward on the map, we come to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague is famous for its historic architecture, including the famous Charles Bridge and the Old Town Square. The city is also home to numerous museums, galleries, and cultural attractions, making it a must-see destination for anyone interested in history and the arts.

Further south on the map of Europe, we come to Italy, a country known for its rich history, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food. Rome, the capital of Italy, is one of the most iconic cities on the map of Europe. Home to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Vatican City, Rome is a must-see destination for anyone interested in history and culture. Other popular cities in Italy include Florence, with its famous art galleries and museums, Venice, with its beautiful canals and bridges, and Milan, a fashion and design capital.

Moving eastward on the map, we come to Greece, a country known for its beautiful islands, ancient ruins, and delicious cuisine. Athens, the capital of Greece, is home to some of the world’s most famous landmarks, including the Acropolis, the Parthenon, and the Temple of Olympian Zeus. Other popular cities in Greece include Thessaloniki, Crete, and Santorini.

Finally, we come to Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and a popular destination for tourists from all over the world. Istanbul is known for its historic landmarks, including the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Grand Bazaar. The city is also home to numerous museums, art galleries, and cultural attractions, making it a must-see destination for anyone interested in history and culture.

A map of Europe with cities is an excellent resource for anyone planning a trip to this beautiful continent. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, or just want to explore some of the world’s most beautiful cities, Europe has something for everyone. So why not start planning your next European adventure today?