Regions of Europe

1 Mar

Welcome back to my blog.

Europe is a complicated continent when it comes to borders. For instance, where does the border between Europe and Asia lay exactly? It depends on personal opinions. I consider it to consist of the Bosphorus, separating Anatolia from the Balkanic peninsula, and the Caucasus and Ural mountains, which means that the western tip of Kazakhstan actually lays in Europe.

However, as I said, it is personal. I once talked about it with some people, with different opinions.

If this isn’t confusing enough, I ask you a question: which countries are part of Western Europe? Are the British Isles to be included in the West or the North, alongside Scandinavia? And what about the Baltic countries?

Now, I have to warn you: I’ll use the geographic criterias and how the UN divides Europe. Therefore, I won’t include countries like Italy and Spain in Western Europe, because they’re geographically part of Southern Europe.

Without further to do, let’s begin.

Northern Europe

The UN considers both Nordic and Baltic countries as Northern Europe, as well as the British Isles.

The countries are: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, The United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland), Iceland and Ireland.

Western Europe

Eastern Europe is basically the region between the Jutland and the Italian peninsulas. France is also included, and it’s the only country in the Mediterranean to not be considered Southern.

The countries are: Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Austria.

Eastern Europe

Western Europe mainly coincides with its cultural and Cold War counterpart, as it includes all the states east to Germany and Austria, also including Romania and Bulgaria, other than the countries in the Caucasus.

The countries are: Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Russia.

Southern Europe

All the countries with coasts in the Mediterranean Sea but France are included in Southern Europe alongside Portugal and the micro-nation of Andorra. Serbia and Macedonia are here too because they were part of Yugoslavia.

The countries are: Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Malta, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus.

This is a simple article in English about which European country lays in which geographical region.

See you, next time, here, on the Empty Blog!


2 Risposte to “Regions of Europe”


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