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Top 10 Facts about Europe

Learn all about the continent of Europe with our top 10 facts

1. Europe is the second smallest continent

There are 7 continents in the world with the smallest being Antarctica. Europe is the second smallest.

Find out more about continents with our Top 10 Facts about Continents.

2. Europe has the world’s smallest country, the Vatican City

Even though its name makes it sound like a city, The Vatican City is its own country. The Vatican City is in Italy surrounded by the city of Rome. It is where the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church is and is where the Pope lives. 

aerial view of city buildings during daytime

3. Three Quarters of world’s potatoes comes from Europe

In Europe we love potatoes – be it as chips, with a roast dinner or as mash!

If you love potatoes check out our spiced potato recipe.

4. The continent of Europe has 50 countries

Countries include France, the United Kingdom, Finland and Portugal

5. The country with the biggest population in Europe is Russia

Russia has more people living in it than any other country. 145 million people live in Russia. 

The next country with the most people living in it is Germany followed by the United Kingdom. 

6. The Louvre is the most visited attraction in Europe

The Louvre is an art gallery in Paris, France. You can see lots of famous paintings at the Louvre including the Mona Lisa. 

brown concrete building during night time

7. Europe is home to the world’s largest Church, St. Peter’s Basilica 

St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City is 222 metres long, 152 metres wide, 137 metres tall, and has room for 60,000 people.

interior of dome building

8. The Czech Republic has the most castles in Europe

The country has 932 castles. 

Even if you visited one castle a day, it would take you over 2 years to see them all!

cathedral during day

9. There are more than 200 languages spoken in Europe

200 different languages are spoken across Europe. Of all of these only 24 are recognised as the official languages of the European Union. These include English, French and German. 

The most common language spoken in Europe is English, and 38% of the European population can speak it.

10. Christianity is the biggest religion in Europe

The biggest religions in Europe are Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

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Top 10 Facts

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