Geography of Europe
Europe is traditionally reckoned as one of seven continents. Physiographically, it is the northwestern peninsula of the larger landmass known as Eurasia (or Afro-Eurasia); Asia occupies the eastern bu...
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The part of Iceland no one sees
A region so remote that waterfalls outnumber people In a two-room museum in a tiny town in northwest Iceland’s Westfjords, a local man detailed the avalanches and long winters that often isolate the r...
Seven Volcanoes In Six Different Countries All Start Erupting Within Hours Of Each Other
A new island has appeared in the Pacific. A submarine eruption just off Nishino-Shima Island Japan has erupted for the first time in 40 years. The Japanese Navy noticed the explosions as boiling lava ...
Lake Sørvágsvatn in Faroe Islands - A lake above an ocean
Sørvágsvatn (or Leitisvatn) is the biggest lake of the Faroe Islands, situated on the island of Vágar. It covers an area of 3.4 square km, more than three times the size of the second biggest lake Fja...
Otzi the ice man's relatives 'found' in Austria
Austrian scientists believe they have found the descendants of a human mummy, 5,300 years after he died and was preserved in ice high on a glacier in the Austrian Alps.
DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago
DNA evidence suggests the hunter-gatherers of Britain were importing wheat from their agrarian neighbors on mainland Europe as much as 8,000 years ago.
Regions of Europe
Europe is often divided into regions based on geographical, cultural or historical criteria. Some common divisions are as follows.
Groupings by compass directions are the hardest to define in Euro...
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European countries
The list below includes all entities falling even partially under any of the various common definitions of Europe, geographical or political. Fifty six sovereign states, six of which have limited rec...
Cities in Europe
This is a list of cities in Europe by country, including countries that fall to at least some extent within European geographical boundaries according to certain definitions. For a list of cities in t...
Climate of Europe
For the most part Europe lies in the northern temperate climate zone. Much of far western Europe is classified as a Temperate Oceanic climate, while far southern Europe is a Mediterranean climate in t...
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Geology of Europe
The geology of Europe is varied and complex, and gives rise to the wide variety of landscapes found across the continent, from the Scottish Highlands to the rolling plains of Hungary. Europe's most si...
Fauna of Europe
Fauna of Europe is all the animals living in Europe and its surrounding seas and islands. Since there is no natural biogeographic boundary in the east and south between Europe and Asia, the term "faun...
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Kamchatka shrew
The Kamchatka shrew (Sorex camtschatica) is a species of mammal in the Soricidae family. It is endemic to Russia.
The species was first described in 1972. Before that it was considered a subspeci...
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Haplophthalmus rhinoceros
Haplophthalmus is a genus of woodlice in family Trichoniscidae. It contains 47 described species, of which two are listed as vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List – Haplophthalmus abbreviatus (endem...
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The part of Iceland no one sees
A region so remote that waterfalls outnumber people In a two-room museum in a tiny town in northwest Iceland’s Westfjords, a local man detailed the avalanches and long winters that often isolate the r...
Gradačac
Gradačac ([gradǎt͡ʃat͡s]) is a town and municipality in the northeastern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located roughly 40 km (25 mi) south of the Sava river. Administratively, Gradačac is ...
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Vesperus jertensis
Vesperus jertensis is a species of brown coloured beetle in the Vesperidae family that is endemic to Spain.
Ourém Municipality
Ourém ([owˈɾɐ̃j]) is a municipality in the district of Santarém in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 45,932, in an area of 416.68 km².The municipality of Ourém contains two cities: Ourém (abou...
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Gorgonzola, Milan
Gorgonzola is a comune in the province of Milan, part of Lombardy, northern Italy. Once a rural community, and famous for the cheese which bears its name, today it forms part of the Milanese conurbat...
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DNA discovery: British people ate imported wheat 8,000 years ago
DNA evidence suggests the hunter-gatherers of Britain were importing wheat from their agrarian neighbors on mainland Europe as much as 8,000 years ago.
Channel Islands
The Channel Islands (Norman: Îles d'la Manche, French: Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche) are an archipelago of British Crown Dependencies in the English Channel, off the French coast of Norma...
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Highlands of Iceland
The Highlands of Iceland (Icelandic: hálendið) cover most of the interior of Iceland. They are situated above 400–500 metres and are mostly an uninhabitable volcanic desert, because the wate...
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The Downs
The Downs are a roadstead or area of sea in the southern North Sea near the English Channel off the east Kent coast, between the North and the South Foreland in southern England. In 1639 the Battle of...
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Hampshire Basin
The Hampshire Basin is a geological basin of Paleogene age in southern England, underlying parts of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, and Sussex. Like the London Basin to the northeast, it is fill...
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