Europe is geologically and geographically a peninsula or subcontinent,
forming the westernmost part of Eurasia. It is conventionally considered a
continent, which, in this case, is more of a cultural distinction than a
It is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and to the east its boundary is culturally determined and unclear. However, the Ural mountains are considered by most authorities to be a geographical and tectonic landmark separating Europe and Asia.
Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km2 (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. In terms of population, it is the third-largest continent (Asia and Africa are larger).
The population of Europe is roughly 700,000,000: about 11% of the world's
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