TRAVEL || EUROPE + NORTH AMERICA + ASIA + AFRICA + South America + oceania

THE OLD WORLD WEST

Europe is a colorful array of architectural styles, cultures, and landscapes with over 200 languages spoken on the continent. 27 European countries belong to the European Union (EU), which in itself combines 24 official languages and more than 60 additional indigenous regional languages.

Most people in the EU are multilingual with English being the most spoken language, followed by German and French, then Italian and Spanish. Throughout the rest of Europe, Russian is the most spoken native language.

Nations of Europe

NORTH

British Isles

United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) + Ireland

Nordic

Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland

The Baltic States

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

WEST

French Europe

France + Monaco

Benelux

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg

Central Europe

Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein

SOUTH

Iberia

Portugal, Spain, Andorra

Italian Peninsula

Italy, Vatican City, San Marino, Malta

Southeastern

Greece, Cyprus (Asia), western tip of Turkey (see Asia)

EAST

The Balkans

Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova

Eastern Europe

Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary

Russia

Also part of Asia