10 interesting and little known facts about Europe

Europe is the most visited continent in the world. It is also the responsible for a large portion of the technological, cultural, social and linguistic advancements in human history. Here are several interesting facts about Europe that most people don’t know.

  1. EuropeTechnically Europe isn’t a continent as it is part of Eurasia. It was the Ancient Greeks who separated the landmass into the two continents that we know today as Asia and Europe. They did so because they considered both continents as different lands due to their mythology and to the cultural and political differentiations between the people that inhabited both parts of Eurasia.
  2. The most visited place in Europe in Disneyland, Paris. The amusement park was established in 1992 and covers an area of 4.800 acres. It contains two theme parks (Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park), several hotels, a gold course and a shopping and entertainment complex.
  3. Unlike what most people may think Europe has its own rainforest. Perućica lies in Bosnia and Herzegovina in close proximity to the Montenegrin boarder and is one of the last remaining virgin forests on the continent. It is part of the much larger Sutjeska National Park and can be visited only in the company of park personnel. Perućica is also home to the tallest Norway Spruce in the world with a height of 63 metres.
  4. While the Loch Ness Monster may be a myth, it is certainly beneficial for the Scottish economy as studies show that the tourists who come to the lake in order to see the creature spend an estimate of seven million Euros per year.
  5. Liechtenstein is one of the smallest countries in Europe and the world. It last military engagement was in 1866 and none of its 80 soldiers were either injured or killed. In fact the regiment returned with a total of 81 soldiers as they had made a friend during their stay in Italy.
  6. London is the third most popular city in Europe. However it is the European capital that accepts the most immigrants on a yearly basis. This has led to the increase in the demand of numerous public services such as removal services.
  7. Brussels Airport isn’t the largest or busiest airport in Europe but it a unique place as its sells more chocolate bars and desserts than any other location on the face of the planet.
  8. Athens is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe with a density rate of 19.000 people per square mile. Statistics show that it is home to approximately four million people which makes for about 40% of Greece’s population.
  9. The escalators that serve the London underground rail network (one of the largest in the world) travel the planet’s circumference twice a week. So, don’t hesitate to use the metro to get around the city once you have relocated to the city via removal services.
  10. There are more Doner Kebab eateries and stalls in the German capital, Berlin than in Istanbul. This is due to the largest Turkish Diaspora in the country.