What to Know About Europe: The Details You Probably Don’t Know

There are many advisory columns detailing what to know about Europe, this is a given. We think you should pay attention to this one too. Although it’s the second-smallest continent in the world, Europe has a long and fascinating history. Made up of 50 countries and with a population of over 700 million, this continent has one of the richest and most interesting cultures around. While most people outside the continent may know some facts about Europe, there are numerous things you may not have found out until now.

We would like to present you with a countdown of the most interesting 7  facts about Europe. Let’s take a look and find out what you do know, and if you haven’t already, be sure to check out the best travel cities in Europe.

No. 7: A City of Two Continents – Istanbul


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The border between Europe and Asia is the Bosphorus, a strait that passes right through the middle of Istanbul, one of the most fascinating and culturally rich cities. The Turkish capital, which has played a pivotal role in numerous historical events, is the only city in the world to lie on two continents.

No. 6: Volcanic Activity


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Europe is home to several impressive and very much still active volcanos. The most popular examples include Mount Etna located in Sicily and Stromboli, located on the island bearing the same name, north of Sicily. The latter has been in continuous eruption for the past 2 millennia.

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