For centuries, the continent of Europe has been a seat of power in world affairs. Covering millions of square miles and with trillions of dollars in economic might, its nations guide the fates of countless people around the world. But how much do you really know about Europe and its geography? Are you familiar with the countries that make up the various parts of the continent? Or do you still think that the Congo is a neighbor to Slovakia?
Europe features some of the biggest and most beautiful mountain ranges around, but do you know the Alps from the Appalachians? It's also crisscrossed with rivers small and large, some of which flow right through large cities. Can you tell the Seine from the Thames?
With dozens of countries on the continent, Europe has notoriously complicated political affairs, thanks in large part to its complex borders. Do you know which countries border Germany? How about France and Spain? Europe is home to some of the most famous cities on Earth, places where politics and the arts blossom, wane and grow again. Can you name any of Europe’s famous metro areas?
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While Africa isn't far from several European points, Asia is right next door.
There is no official border between continents, and thus there's no definite answer. But somewhere in Russia, in general.
Iceland is part of Europe, while North America claims Greenland.
Glacial valleys produce fjords, where steep cliffs surround a long sea inlet.
The Rhine empties into the North Sea.
Alas, a more descriptive range might be nice.
Little Monaco gets a little lift from the range.
At nearly 2,300 miles long, the Volga is also Europe's biggest river in terms of watershed and discharge.
At almost 12 million people, Moscow is the most populous city on the continent.
Luxembourg shares borders with Belgium, France and Germany.
Andorra is a tiny country in the Pyrenees mountains between France and Spain.
Mountainous on one side, Montenegro enjoys a coastal climate to the south.
Norway extends northwest over Sweden and Finland.
Hungary shares a border with seven different countries.
Copenhagen is the capitol of Denmark.
Flowing from Paris, the Seine empties into the English Channel.
No, it's not some nonsense gibberish — it's an estuary (or firth) from Scotland's River Forth.
Vatican City isn't the only Italian outlier — San Marino was founded in 301 and remains a sovereign republic.
At the foot of the Vitosha mountain, Sofia is quite picturesque.
Gibraltar is at the southern end of Spain. But just to make it confusing, Gibraltar is actually a British Overseas Territory.
Riga is Latvia's capital, conveniently located on the Gulf of Riga.
Located in the North Atlantic, the islands are closer to Norway, Iceland and the UK — but they're a self-governing part of Denmark.
The Gulf of Bothnia is part of the Baltic Sea.
Not particularly clever but gets the job done.
It's the capital and the largest city in Ukraine.
While we associate Austria with its German or Swiss neighbors, Slovakia's Bratislava is not an hour by car.
Greece has a lot of coast, but none of it is on the Black Sea, located to the west of the nation.
Russia's Lake Ladoga is outside St. Petersburg.
Kosovo is surrounded by Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Serbia.
Bern is the Swiss capital, but Zurich is the largest city in the nation.