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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Laugenspitze
The Laugenspitze (German: Laugenspitze; Italian: Monte Luco) is a mountain in the Ortler Alps in South Tyrol, Italy.
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Mont Chaberton
Mont Chaberton is a 3,131 metres (10,272 ft) peak in the French Alps in the group known as the Massif des Cerces in the département of Hautes-Alpes. Chaberton is in the municipality of Montgenèvr...
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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...
Morkovice-Slížany
Morkovice-Slížany is a town in the Czech Republic. It was merged from two villages of Morkovice and Slížany in 1960.
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Bombus lapidarius
The red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) is a species of bumblebee in the subgenus Melanobombus.
Red-tailed bumblebees are mostly coloured black, though the hindquarters are auburn red. Males ...
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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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Gentiana lutea
Gentiana lutea (great yellow gentian) is a species of gentian native to the mountains of central and southern Europe. Other names include 'yellow gentian', 'bitter root', 'bitterwort', 'centiyane' and...
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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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Ridgeway (road)
Ridgeways are a particular type of ancient road that exploits the hard surface of hilltop ridges for use as unpaved, zero-maintenance roads, though they often have the disadvantage of steeper gradient...
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