Interesting facts about the countries of Europe

Europe is the cradle of modern civilization. It is on the territory of European states that the largest number of monuments of culture and art is located, and the ancient history of European peoples does not give rest to many generations of historians and archaeologists. We have collected for you a selection of the most interesting facts related to European states.

European civilization originated in ancient Greece, in the eastern Mediterranean. It was the Greeks who decided to separate Europe from Asia, as part of the world.

Both world wars began precisely in Europe.

Despite the abundance of historical attractions and natural beauty, the most visited place in Europe is the Disneyland amusement park in Paris.

In modest in size, Belgium’s most dense rail network in the world – its area of ​​1000 square kilometers, the total length of the route is almost 114 kilometers.

In Bosnia is one of the last in Europe tropical forests, which is called peruchitsa.

The oldest state in Europe is Bulgaria. It is also interesting that the country has not changed its name since its appearance in 681 AD.

Iceland does not have mosquitoes.

Russia occupies 40% of the territory of Europe, although in this part of the world only 22-23% of its total area is located.

In Europe is the largest island in the world – Greenland.

The famous monster of Lake Loch Ness allows Scotland to replenish its budget annually by 7 million euros due to the constant influx of tourists.

The European city with the longest name (Lanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllant) is in Wales (UK).

The smallest country in Europe, entirely fits in the territory of Rome – the Vatican. The patrimony of the Pope received independence from Italy in 1929. Its area is 0.44 square kilometers.

In Austria and Germany, men and women go to baths and saunas together. In such cases, it is not customary to hide in these countries.

In all the countries of continental Europe the road traffic is right-hand, however in Paris there is a street with a length of 350 meters with left-hand traffic.

In France, with the permission of the president, you can marry a deceased person if the woman proves the expediency of such a step – for example, she is pregnant from the deceased.

In the German city of Hamburg, there is the world’s largest number of bridges – there are about 2300 of them here. This is more than in St. Petersburg, Amsterdam and Venice combined.

In Greece there are more than 150 variations of the national anthem.

.The world’s largest presidential residence is in Prague, and it is occupied, respectively, by the head of the Czech Republic. Prague Castle is also the largest castle on the planet.

According to the UN, it is in Europe that there are two countries whose inhabitants feel the happiest in the world – Norway and Denmark.

Residents of the Norwegian town of Longyear are officially forbidden to die at home, because due to the frozen earth of the dead, it is impossible to bury them, as befits. The dead inhabitants of this village are buried in cemeteries of more southern regions of the country.