What does sparse population density mean


European alliances and trade agreements

Strictly speaking, from a geological point of view, Europe is not a continent, but a subcontinent. The Eurasian continental plate not only extends over Europe, but also includes almost the entire Asian mainland. Geographically and culturally, however, a border is drawn in the east which, according to the most common view, runs along the Ural Mountains and the Ural River, i.e. about 1200 km east of Moscow.


Compared to other continents, Europe is quite heavily populated and predominantly urban. On average, a population density of around 60-70 inhabitants per km² is reached, although it is somewhat lower in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Almost all languages ​​in Europe have Indo-European origins. Only in the eastern countries do several languages ​​have different origins. The main religions are also spread in a similar geographical distribution: While the north and west of Europe is almost exclusively dominated by Christianity, Muslims are predominantly found in Eastern and Southeastern Europe.

Time zones in Europe

Even if the European Union is already considering realigning the European time zones, the well-known time zones will probably still apply in Europe until 2021. The western countries Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Iceland use Western European Time. Eastern European Time applies in the eastern countries of Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria and Greece. Belarus (Belarus) and Russia lead the Moscow time. The Central European Time Zone applies in all 31 other countries. With the exception of Iceland, Russia and Belarus, there is also a changeover between summer and winter time everywhere.

Most widely used languages ​​in Europe

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