Europe is the second smallest continent, with an area of about 10 million km². But with about 742 million inhabitants it has the third largest population, behind Asia and Africa.
Together with Asia, the continent forms the landmass Eurasia. Its culturally and historically independent development, however, justifies its spin-off as a separate continent. Thus, Europe is more of a subcontinent than a continent of its own.
Europe is densely populated and the standard of living is high overall, but very differentiated. In addition to North America and East Asia, Western Europe is one of the most important economic areas in the world, with high-performance agriculture and industry, a highly specialized service sector and a well-developed transport infrastructure. Above all, the widening EU promotes economic and political development.
There are about 150 different languages In Europe. Whaaaaat, so many? Well, there are 24 official languages already and in addition more than 100 minority languages. For example: Frisian, Sorbian, Breton or Galician.