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Europe LocationEurope covers only 2% of Earth surface by covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres. Europe is the third-most populous continent with 11% of the world's population. Europe is generally divided from Asia to its east by the water divide of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus region and the Black Sea to the southeast.

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Ten Facts about Europe

  1. The first well-known literate civilization in Europe was that of the Minoans of the island of Crete and later the Myceneans in the adjacent parts of Greece, starting at the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC.
  2. Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Mediterranean and the Caucasus.
  3. Europe was the first core in the world economic system and continues to play a leading role in today's core of wealthy countries.
  4. Europe is densly populated, supporting over 25% of the world's population.
  5. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area, covering around 10,430,000 square kilometres (4,020,000 sq mi) or 2.0% of the Earth's surface, and is only larger than Australia.
  6. Europe profoundly influenced on the cultures of Africa, India, Israel, Australia, and other places colonised or settled by Europeans.
  7. The European Union, comprising 25 member states, is the largest political and economic entity covering the European continent, with the Russian Federation being the second.
  8. Europe has been a cradle for many cultural innovations and movements, often at odds with each other such as Christian proselytism and Humanism, that have consequently been spread across the globe.
  9. Eastern Europe was an arena of conflict for domination between Sweden, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire.
  10. The map of Europe was redrawn at the Yalta Conference and divided as it became the principal zone of contention in the Cold War between the two power blocs, the Western countries and the Eastern bloc.

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