Europe is a part of the largest continent in the world. Its area accounts for 10,180,000 sq km. Together with Asia (44,580,000 sq km), Europe forms the continent of Eurasia.
The continent is famous for the great cultural diversity while occupying comparatively small area.
Europe covers the western part of the large continent of Eurasia. The European part has a predominantly lowland landscape. Mountainous regions occupy about 17% of the total European territory. In general, the climate in Europe is quite uniform in comparison with Asia.
The larger part of Europehas a temperate climate. Oceanic climate prevails in the western part near the coast, and the eastern part of the mainland has a continental climate, with a range of temperatures from +15°C to +40°C. The southern part of Europe has a Mediterranean climate with temperatures from -15°C to +30°C.