11 Facts About Europe For History Lovers

1– Europe is entirely in the northern hemisphere and most of the continent’s landmass is in the eastern hemisphere. 

2– Europe is not only the home to extremely long town names but also very short ones. 

3– Located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Perućica Rainforest is Europe’s last jungle and is strictly protected.

4– We have Rome to thank for the celebration of Christmas, which became a major event in the 9th century.  

5– From the 14th to the 17th century, the Renaissance period was a rebirth of art, philosophy, literature, and culture.

6– Europe boasts five out of the top ten tourist destinations in the world. 

7– Norway’s coastline is the longest in Europe and the second-longest in the world (after Canada). 

8– Did you know that the tallest building in Europe is in St. Petersburg in Russia? 

9– Eleven countries in Europe have royal families. 

10– The Kingdom of Denmark is the oldest monarchy in Europe.  

11– Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain, is still being built — construction started in 1882 and is ongoing today. 

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