25 stunning facts about Europe and Europeans

Despite the fact that there were ups and downs in its destiny, Europe gave us most of the technologies, cultural phenomena and languages that are developing and dominating the world today. We found 25 interesting and unusual facts about this part of the world and its inhabitants, which you probably never knew!


  1. Technically, Europe is not a continent. Separation from Asia was in fact an idea of the Greeks.
  2. Italians do not drink cappuccino after 11 am.
  3. In Berlin there are more restaurants Doner Kebab than in Istanbul.
  4. The construction of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona lasts longer than the construction of the pyramids. The temple was built in 1882 and has not been finished yet.
  5. The most visited place in Europe is Paris Disneyland.
  6. Only 1% of the exhibits stored in the British Museum are exhibited for public display.
  7. The “highest” toilet in Europe is on the Mont Blanc, at an altitude of 4,200 m!
  8. A small country Belgium has the world’s densest railway network (113.8 km / 1000 sq. Km).
  9. Perucika in Bosnia is one of the last tropical forests in Europe. And yes, in Europe there are tropical forests!
  10. Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe. It has not changed its name since 681.
  11. 40% of the population of Greece lives in Athens.
  12. In Iceland, there are no mosquitoes at all. No one.
  13. The dark ages of Europe lasted twice as long as the United States is a nation.
  14. In Russia there are more than 13 000 abandoned villages.
  15. And it occupies 40% of the territory of Europe.
  16. It took 200 years to build the Leaning Tower of Pisa … and it is still leaning towards the ground.
  17. Croissants were actually invented in Austria.
  18. Greenland is the largest island in the world.
  19. The escalator in the London Underground in a week passes a distance equal to two circles of the Earth.
  20. At the airport in Brussels, more chocolate is sold than in any other place on Earth.
  21. In Sweden, the largest number of McDonald’s in Europe per capita.
  22. Thanks to the Loch Ness monster, Scotland earns 7 million euros a year in tourism.
  23. The ferry can be reached from Spain to Africa in only half an hour.
  24. The longest name of the city in Europe is Lanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch in Wales.
  25. Liechtenstein is a very small state. During their last military participation, they sent 80 soldiers, and returned – 81. Obviously, they found a friend in Italy.

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