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Are the USA and Europe the Same Size?

In terms of land area, Europe is larger than the United States.

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Although the United States and Europe are relatively similar in size, Europe is bigger than the United States. The United States is the fourth (or third) largest nation on the planet. Over 6.97% of the United State’s total area (3,796,742sq miles) is occupied by water. Europe is the second-smallest continent on the planet with an area of about 3,930,000sq miles. Europe occupies about 2% of the world’s surface area and 6.8% of the world’s total land area (57,510,000sq miles). Therefore, Europe has a bigger land area (3,910,680 sq miles) than the U.S. (3,531,905 sq miles). The distance between the United States and Europe is approximately 4,905.79 miles.

Is The United States More Populous Than Europe?

No. Even though the United States is the third-most highly populated country on the planet, it is not more populous than Europe. The United States has a population of over 327 million people, while Europe is home to more than 741 million individuals. Over 11% of the total world’s population resides in Europe. Europe has a population density of 188 individuals per square mile while that of the United States is 87 individuals per square miles. Russia is the most populous European nation with over 146,877,088 people followed by Germany (82,887,000), Turkey (82,003,882), and then France (67,372,000). California is the most highly populated American state with a population of about 39,557,045 Americans, followed by Texas (28,701,845), and Florida (21,299,325). 

Government And Politics

The U.S. is the oldest surviving federation on the planet while Europe is a continent made up of 50 independent countries which have their governments and leaders. The U.S. federal government was established in 1776 after the 13-colonies signed the Declaration-of-Independence. The U.S. has three levels of governments (local, state, and federal governments). The Governors serve as the head of the states while the president is the head of the federal government. Each American state has representatives in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. The European countries are linked by various economic and political unions, including the European Union. The EU is composed of 28 member states and has an area of about 1,728,099sq miles. Unlike the American states which are under the Federal government, the European countries are all independent.

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