Located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and largely in the Eastern Hemisphere is the landmass known as Europe. Either it is considered to be a distinct continent or a subcontinent of Eurasia. The Afro-Eurasia continental landmass connects it to Asia and Africa, and it is made up of the westernmost peninsulas of Eurasia. Its northern, western, southern, and eastern borders are formed by the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and Asia, respectively. Europe and Asia are typically seen to be separated by the watershed formed by the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Greater Caucasus, the Black Sea, and the waterways of the Turkish Straits.
Europe is typically recognized as the region’s content due to its immense size, the importance of its history, and its culture, despite the fact that a significant amount of this boundary crosses land. Europe’s status as a subcontinent of Eurasia is frequently referred to as the “European subcontinent.” With an extent of 10.18 million km2 (3.93 million sq mi), or about 2% of the Earth’s surface (6.8% of land area), Europe is the second-smallest continent (using the seven-continent model). Politically, Europe is made up of about fifty separate states, with Russia being the biggest and most populous with 15% of the total people and 39% of the total area. Explore Europe with your family and friends.