Europe Facts For Kids

Our Europe facts for kids will give you lots of interesting and fun facts about the Europe continent.

According to Greek grammarian Hesychius, who compiled a lexicon of Greek words in the 5th or 6th century AD, “Europe” means the woman with large eyes.

The term is composed by “eur” which means broad and large and “ope” which means eye/look.

The Eiffel Tower, Paris
After knowing the meaning of Europe, now is the time for kids to explore some of the more interesting facts of Europe.

FACT #1. Europe is often described as a “peninsula“. The peninsula is a plot of land surrounded by water on three sides.

Europe is located on the Eurasian Super-Continental Peninsula. It is bounded on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and the south by the Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian Seas.

FACT #2. As of 2018, Europe had a total population of about 741 million. Roughly it is comprising about 11% of the world population

London Buckingham Palace

FACT #3. After Asia and Africa, Europe is the third most populated country. 

FACT #4. Europe is the second smallest continent after Australia by area.

FACT #5. Although Europe is divided into continents of 50 countries, there are many countries in both Europe and Asia regions. Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Russia are considered as “transcontinental” countries with parts of their countries.

FACT #6. Europe has both the largest and the smallest country in the world.

FACT #7. The largest country of the world is a part of the European continent.

Vatican City

FACT #8. Vatican City, the smallest country in the world, is also in Europe.

FACT #9. Europe is the world’s largest wine producer continent. Italy, followed by France and Spain, is the world’s largest wine exporters, and all these three countries are part of the European continent.

FACT #10. There are three different time zones in Europe. These are the Western European Time Zone, Eastern European Time Zone, and Central European Time Zone.

FACT #11. Volga river is the longest river on this continent.

Venice Venezia Italy

FACT #12. Christianity is the most widely practiced religion in Europe, which accounts for 72.9% of the total of Europe’s population.

FACT #13. Europe is the world’s second-largest economy after China.

FACT #14. Luxembourg is the wealthiest country in Europe.

FACT #15. In terms of population, Istanbul, Turkey, is the largest city in Europe.

FACT #16. One of the world’s seven wonders, Colosseum is in Rome the capital of Italy, located in Europe.

Colosseum, Rome

FACT #17. Twenty-seven countries of Europe formed an organization called the European Union that promotes a single currency called ‘EURO’ and a single market.

FACT #18. Mount Etna is the largest active volcano in Europe, which is located in Sicily, Italy.

FACT #19. One of the amazing Europe facts is – the longest European one-word town name is, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – located in northwestern Wales.

FACT #20. In France, it is illegal to call your pig Napoleon, if so, it could land you to jail.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, Northwestern Wales.
Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy

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