What is Europe?

  • (noun): The nations of the European continent collectively.
    Example: "The Marshall Plan helped Europe recover from World War II"
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Europe

Europe (i/ˈjʊərəp/ EWR-əp or /ˈjɜrəp/ YUR-əp) is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally 'divided' from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term "continent" can incorporate cultural and political elements.

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12th Century - Ongoing Events
... Europe undergoes the Renaissance of the 12th century ... Christian humanism becomes a self-conscious philosophical tendency in Europe ... begins to spread outside the Church throughout Europe ...
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... Europe Business Class replaced Europe Select on 27 March 2011 ... It is KLM's new premium product on shorter sectors ...
Europe - Culture
... Main article Culture of Europe The culture of Europe can be described as a series of overlapping cultures cultural mixes exist across the continent ... According to historian Hilaire Belloc, for several centuries the peoples of Europe based their self-identification on the remaining traces of the Roman culture and on concept of Christendom, because many ...
Traditional May Day Celebrations - Europe - Sweden
... The first of May is instead celebrated as International Workers' Day. ...
Foreign Relations Of France - Europe
... France has maintained its status as key power in Western Europe because of its size, location, strong economy, membership in European organizations, strong military posture and ... De Gaulle argued that the UK had extensive alliances outside Europe, especially with the United States, and was famously suspicious of its European neighbours ...

More definitions of "Europe":

  • (noun): The 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use 'Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles.

Famous quotes containing the word europe:

    Well then! Wagner was a revolutionary—he fled the Germans.... As an artist one has no home in Europe outside Paris: the délicatesse in all five artistic senses that is presupposed by Wagner’s art, the fingers for nuances, the psychological morbidity are found only in Paris. Nowhere else is this passion in questions of form to be found, this seriousness in mise en scène—which is Parisian seriousness par excellence.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The American is said to become full-flavored, and in time a most all-round man, through the polish which Europe can impart.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    New York has her wilderness within her own borders; and though the sailors of Europe are familiar with the soundings of her Hudson, and Fulton long since invented the steamboat on its waters, an Indian is still necessary to guide her scientific men to its headwaters in the Adirondack country.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)