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How Many Countries in Europe, Guide for Tourists - Epictourist

How Many Countries in Europe, Guide for Tourists

If you’re wondering how many countries are in Europe because you’re hoping to do an epic Eurotrip, you’ll have to take a lot of time off or plan quite a few trips to see all 51 countries.

That’s right. How many countries are in Europe? 51

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Several of the eastern countries, like Russia and Kazakhstan often get forgotten when people think of Europe, which may be why 51 countries sounds like more than you’d expect.

All the countries in Europe

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Armenia
  4. Austria
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Belarus
  7. Belgium
  8. Bosnia
  9. Bulgaria
  10. Croatia
  11. Cyprus
  12. Czech Republic
  13. Denmark
  14. Estonia
  15. Finland
  16. France
  17. Georgia
  18. Germany
  19. Greece
  20. Hungary
  21. Iceland
  22. Ireland
  23. Italy
  24. Kazakhstan
  25. Kosovo
  26. Latvia
  27. Liechtenstein
  28. Lithuania
  29. Luxembourg
  30. Macedonia
  31. Malta
  32. Moldova
  33. Monaco
  34. Montenegro
  35. Netherlands
  36. Norway
  37. Poland
  38. Portugal
  39. Romania
  40. Russia
  41. San Marino
  42. Serbia
  43. Slovakia
  44. Slovenia
  45. Spain
  46. Sweden
  47. Switzerland
  48. Turkey
  49. Ukraine
  50. United Kingdom
  51. Vatican City

Russia’s Border with Asia

If you’ve seen a world map, you’ll likely know that Russia is the largest country in Europe.

An issue people have with Russia as a European country is defining its borders with Asia. Separating where Europe ends and Asia begins is difficult with such a large country. Typically the two continents are considered by geographers and politicians to be separated by the Ural Mountains in Russia.

In this fun little pictogram, the Ural Mountains are the clear divide on the left of the continent, where the train is passing.

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You may have missed in on the map…

The smallest country in Europe (and the world), funny enough, is also a city, and that’s Vatican City.

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A lot of people visiting Rome and Italy aren’t aware they’re visiting another country when they visit the Vatican, because it’s so small. For all those travellers who visited Vatican City already, don’t forget to increased your count of countries visited by one!

 

Whether you want to visit all 51 or you just wanted to see what your options are when visiting Europe, keep an open mind about the places you travel. The major destination like Greece and London are great, but don’t neglect some of the lesser visited countries too!

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