10 Geography fun facts about Europe

10 Geography fun facts about Europe

Europe happens to be the second smallest of the world’s continents. It is an epicenter for tourist attraction sites due to its landscape and geographical nature. The continent has incredible features that make it beautiful and fascinating to visit and even live in. There are a plethora of fun facts about the geography of Europe which are quite alluring and interesting to the world in general.

Fun facts such as trivia quizzes or, specifically, geography quizzes are a great way to learn geography. These quizzes contain information about world geography, European capitals quiz, and quizzes on more continents of our world.

 Read some amazing geographical fun facts below:

1. Istanbul, Turkey

The riveting fact about Istanbul is that it is the largest city globally that is on two different continents. It is inherently the world’s fifth-largest city and the largest European city. Istanbul straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait, where the Bosphorus River separates the European and the Asian sides. The city is quite old and vastly reflects the cultural impacts of the many empires on it. Istanbul is considered among the most special cities with its position as a bridge between Europe and Asia. The Marmara Sea is on its south, while the Black sea occupies the north of the city. The geographical location of Istanbul makes it pretty luxurious, with a preferred ambiance from the sea and nature of the land.

2. Kazakhstan

This is the largest landlocked country in the world. Steppe plains cover the north of Kazakhstan. There are also central highlands and deserts features in the south.

3. The Volga River in Russia

It happens to be the longest river in Europe and covers 3,692 km/ 2,295 miles long.

4. Finland

The intriguing geographical fact about Finland is that only one country separates it from North Korea. Finland is located on a peninsula within the Scandinavian region. It is the eighth-largest country in Europe, but it is estimated to be the most sparsely populated country even with its size. Furthermore, It is also estimated that nearly two-thirds of Finland is covered by thick woodlands, making it the most densely forested country in Europe.

5. Norway

Norway has the second largest coastline in the world and alternately largest in Europe. It is over 100,000 km/ 62,000 miles.

6. Lake Ladoga

This is the biggest lake in Europe, located near Saint Petersburg in Russia. It is a prime freshwater lake.

7. Switzerland

It is home to the largest plain waterfalls in Europe, strategically located on the High Rhine and borders between the cantons of Schaffhausen and Zürich. This is the Rhine falls.

8. Iceland

The country has the widest waterfalls known as the Selfoss. It is located on the southwestern coast of Iceland in the municipality of Arbog.

9. Norwegian fjords

As depicted from the name, they are located in western Norway. Fjords such as the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord are part of the UNESCO World Heritage. They create the iconic heritage of the country.

10. Spain

Referred to as the land of rabbits due to the Roman coins from the region that illustrate a female figure with a rabbit at her feet. In northern Spain, the Pyrenees mountain ranges form a natural border with both Andorra and France.

Conclusion

It is crystal clear how Europe is blessed with natural phenomena when it comes to its geographical position. It is indeed a thrilling and magical place to visit.

John Norwood
John Norwood is best known as a technology journalist, currently at Ziddu where he focuses on tech startups, companies, and products.