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Passing through a cruel line of obstacles from wars, hunger and morace, Europe civilized faster than the rest of the world, and now here is the highest standard of living on the planet, caused not so much by oil reserves or high technology, but rather by an attitude toward life: active, accurate, thrifty and eco-friendly .
Here they can buy a Mercedes, but they prefer to ride a bicycle. Here, the streets are washed with soap, and roads are built in order to travel through them, and not steal money during construction. Even here they love their history and culture so much that they take care of every palace even with princes and queens who accidentally survived all the revolutions. And from every nice mansion or historical place here strive to make a museum.
Europe is part of the world, forming together with Asia the continent of Eurasia. The area is about 10 million sq. Km. The population is 732 million people. It is washed by the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and their seas. The area of the islands is about 730 thousand km2. The peninsula accounts for about 1/4 of the territory of Europe (the Kola, Scandinavian, Pyrenean, Apennine, Balkan, etc.).
The average height is about 300 m, the maximum height is 5642 m (Mount Elbrus). The highest mountain in Western Europe is Mont Blanc (4807 m). The plains predominate (the major ones are the Eastern European, Middle European, Middle and Lower Danube, Paris basin), the mountains occupy about 17% of the territory (the main ones are the Alps, the Carpathians, the Pyrenees, the Apennines, the Ural Mountains, the Scandinavian mountains, the mountains of the Balkan Peninsula). Active volcanoes are in Iceland and the Mediterranean.