Atlas of Europe

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Atlas of Europe
English Europe
Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically, Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia. Europe 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 southeast by the waterways adjoining the Mediterranean to and including the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains. On the east, Europe is divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains and by the Caspian Sea. Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area, covering about 10,400,000 square kilometres (4,010,000 sq mi) or 2.0% of the Earth's surface. The only continent smaller than Europe is Australia. In terms of population, it is the third-largest continent (after Asia and Africa) with a population of some 710,000,000 or about 11% of the world's population. However, the term continent can refer to a cultural and political distinction or a physiographic one, leading to various perspectives about Europe's precise borders, area, and population.
Deutsch Europa ist das westliche Fünftel der eurasischen Landmasse und wird historisch und kulturell begründet meist als eigenständiger Kontinent betrachtet, obwohl es eigentlich ein Subkontinent ist, der mit Asien zusammen einen Kontinent bildet. Insgesamt hat Europa eine Fläche von etwa 10,5 Millionen Quadratkilometern und ist damit nach Australien der zweitkleinste Kontinent. Dennoch besitzt Europa mit rund 680 Millionen Einwohnern mehr Einwohner als jeweils Australien, Nord- oder Südamerika. Die geografische Ausdehnung erstreckt sich nach gängiger Definition vom Nordmeer und dem Atlantischen Ozean im Norden und Westen bis zum Ural und Mittelmeer im Osten und Süden. Der Kontinent besteht zurzeit politisch aus 46 souveränen Staaten. 27 davon sind Mitglied der Europäischen Union.
français L’Europe est considérée comme un continent ou une partie de l’Eurasie (péninsule occidentale), voire de l’Eurafrasie, selon le point de vue. Elle est parfois qualifiée de « Vieux Continent » (ou d’« Ancien Monde »), par opposition au « Nouveau Monde » (Amériques).
русский Европа — часть света, образующая вместе с Азией материк Евразия (о сухопутной границе Европы смотри Азия).
italiano L’Europa è una penisola, parte occidentale dell'Eurasia. È comunque considerata un continente per motivi culturali. È un continente piccolo la cui superficie misura solo 10.400.000 km² (superiore soltanto all'Australia), popolati tuttavia da 799.000.000 abitanti (statistiche del 2003) che la portano ad essere il terzo continente più popolato (dopo Asia ed Africa), pari dunque ad un ottavo della popolazione mondiale.
Population 710,000,000 inhabitants
Area 10,400,000 km²
Major language(s) German, Russian, English, French, Italian, etc, see: Languages of Europe
Major religion(s) Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Protestantism
More information Europe, Geography of Europe, History of Europe and Politics of Europe
More images Europe - Europe (Category).

General maps

Europe location.png Location of Europe
Europamithaupstaedten.pdf Map of Europe with capitals
Euopamithauptstaedten.svg Map of Europe with capitals and ocean-background
Europe countries map en 2.png Map of Europe with the names of the countries
Europe countries map 2.png Map of Europe without the names of the countries
Europe countries map local lang 2.png Europe countries in local languages
Europe.jpg Physical map
Physical Map of Europe.jpg Physical map
Europe w asia n africa.jpg Physical map of Europe
Europe topography map en.png Topography map of Europe
Europe biogeography countries.svg Biogeographical map of Europe
Map of Europe (political).png Territories of Europe:
   Extension into Asia of the continuous territory of a European state
   Physiographically in Asia or North America but considered European for cultural and historical reasons
Europe subregion map world factbook.svg Regions of Europe as delineated by the The World Factbook:
   Northern Europe
   Western Europe
   Central Europe
   Southern Europe
   Southeastern Europe
   Southwestern Europe
   Eastern Europe
European regions.svg Regions of Europe as delineated by de Blij & Muller (2002):

Maps of the history of Europe

The maps of the history of Europe can be found in the Atlas of European history.

Old maps

This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.

Map of Europe according to Strabo.jpg Strabo map of Europe (around the year 1 CE)
MercatormapFullEurope16thcentury.jpg Mercator Map of Europe 16th century
Carta Marina.jpeg Carta Marina of Northern Europe 1539
Abraham Ortelius Map of Europe.jpg Ortelius map of Europe 1595
Herman Moll Map of Europe.jpg Herman Moll map of Europe 1708
Europa politisch 1905.png Map of Europe 1905
Europe 1911.jpg Map of Europe 1911


Maps of international organizations

  European organizations
  Council of Europe
  European Union, world
  European Union, Europe
  European Union as a single entity
  Map of the European Union
  EU: Member states with applications
  EU: Prospective members
  European Union GDP
  Euro Accession
  Relations with the Euro
  Schengen Zone
  European Economic Area
  European Union and European Free Trade Association
  European Space Agency

European Free Trade Association

   EFTA member states
   former member states, now EU member states
  Stability Pact
  Central European Free Trade Agreement
  Western European Union
  the Benelux states
  Central Asian Cooperation Organization
  Eurasian Economic Community
  Commonwealth of Independent States
   member state
   associate member
  GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development
  North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
  NATO in Europe
  NATO Partners
  Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  Arctic Council

Population maps

  Countries by growth of population in 2006
  Countries by population

Maps of Regions

[[|border|251x400px]] The Baltic States

Maps of seas and rivers

Language maps

  Languages of Europe. Early XXI century
  Languages of Europe
  Romance languages
  Slavic languages
  Slavic languages
  Slavic languages
  Baltic and Slavic languages
  Ethnic map of the Balkans

Religion maps

  Belief in God

Legal maps

  Map of European legal systems
  Sexual emancipation

Economy maps

  Countries by GDP
  Growth of GDP
  Labour productivity
  Flat tax
  Renewable energy
  Agriculture (Spanish)
  Busiest airports
  Environmental problems
  Time zones
  Time zones

Satellite maps

  Satellite map
  Satellite map

Satirical and unusual maps

  Europe in the shape of a queen (16th century)
  Europe in the shape of a queen (1570)
  Political map of Europe (1848)
  Satirical map of Europe (1870)
  Satirical map of Europe (1877)
  Satirical map of Europe (1884)
  Satirical map of Europe (1887)
  Satirical map of Europe (1900)
  Satirical map of Europe (1914)

Notes and references

General remarks:

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  • Historical maps are included in the continent, country and dependency entries.
  • The status of various entities is disputed. See the content for the entities concerned.
  • The maps of former countries that are more or less continued by a present-day country or had a territory included in only one or two countries are included in the atlas of the present-day country. For example the Ottoman Empire can be found in the Atlas of Turkey.

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Historical eras
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Entities with disputed sovereign status
Abkhazia • Azawad • China (Republic)/Taiwan • Islamic State • Kosovo • Nagorno-Karabakh Republic • New Russia • Northern Cyprus • Palestine • Somaliland • South Ossetia • Tamil Eelam • Transnistria • Western Sahara

Dependencies and other overseas territories
Akrotiri and Dhekelia • Åland • American Samoa • Anguilla • Aruba • Ascension Island • Ashmore and Cartier Islands • Baker Island • Bermuda • Bouvet Island • British Indian Ocean Territory • British Virgin Islands • Cayman Islands • Christmas Island • Clipperton Island • Cocos (Keeling) Islands • Cook Islands • Coral Sea Islands • Curaçao • Faroe Islands • French Guiana • French Polynesia • French Southern and Antarctic Lands • Gibraltar • Greenland • Guadeloupe • Guam • Guantanamo Bay • Guernsey • Heard Island and McDonald Islands • Hong Kong • Howland Island • Isle of Man • Jan Mayen • Jarvis Island • Jersey • Johnston Atoll • Kingman Reef • Macau • Martinique • Mayotte • Midway Atoll • Montserrat • Navassa Island • New Caledonia • Niue • Norfolk Island • Northern Mariana Islands • Palmyra Atoll • Pitcairn Islands • Puerto Rico • Réunion • Saint Helena • Saint-Barthélemy • Saint Martin (France) • Sint Maarten (Netherlands) • Saint-Pierre and Miquelon • Svalbard • Tokelau • Tristan da Cunha • Turks and Caicos Islands • United States Virgin Islands • Wake Island • Wallis and Futuna

Disputed subnational entities and territories
Crimea • Cyrenaica • Galmudug • Himan and Heeb • Jubaland • Kashmir • Khatumo • Kurdistan (Syrian) • Paracel Islands • Puntland • Spratly Islands • Falkland Islands • South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands • Bajo Nuevo Bank • Serranilla Bank • Southwestern Somalia

Subnational autonomous entities
Aceh • Adjara • Adygea • Altai • Andalusia • Aosta Valley • Aragon • Asturias • Athos • Azores • Balearic Islands • Bashkortostan • Basque Autonomous Community • Bonaire • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Federation of) • Bougainville • Brussels • Buryatia • Canary Islands • Catalonia • Chechnya • Chuvashia • Corsica • Dagestan • Easter Island • England • Extremadura • Flanders • Friuli-Venezia Giulia • Gagauzia • Galicia • Galápagos Islands • Gorno-Badakhshan • Guangxi • Ingushetia • Inner Mongolia • Kabardino-Balkaria • Kalmykia • Karachay-Cherkessia • Karakalpakstan • Karelia • Khakassia • Komi • Kurdistan (Iraqi) • Madeira • Mari El • Muslim Mindanao • Mordovia • Nakhichevan • Navarre • Nevis • Ningxia • North Ossetia-Alania • Northern Ireland • Nunatsiavut • Quebec • Saba • Sakha • Sardinia • Scotland • Sicily • Sint Eustatius • Srpska • Tatarstan • Tibet • Tłı̨chǫ • Trentino-Alto Adige • Tuva • Udmurtia • Vojvodina • Wales • Wallonia • Xinjiang • Zanzibar

Other regions
Basque Country • Burzenland • Catalan Countries • Frisia • Kurdistan • Sandžak • Sápmi • Svenskfinland • Székely Land • Transylvania

Former sovereign nations
Austria-Hungary • Byzantine Empire • Caliphate • Czechoslovakia • Republic of West Florida • Frankish Empire • Kingdom of Hawaiʻi • Inca Empire • Iroquois Confederacy • Macedonian Empire • Ottoman Empire • Prussia • Roman Empire • Soviet Union • Republic of Texas • Vermont Republic • Yugoslavia

Former dependencies and overseas territories
Netherlands Antilles