Geography Statistics of Europe

  • Continent Size: 9,938,000 sq km, 3,837,081 sq miles
    The only continent smaller in area is Australia/Oceania
  • Percent of Earth's Land: 6.8%
  • Highest Point: Mt Elbrus in Russia, 18,506 ft (5,642m) (see map)
  • Lowest Point: Caspian Sea, Russia (-92 ft) (-28m) (see map)
  • Geographic Center: The geographic center of Europe is difficult to determine because of the continent's ambiguous borders. However, the most accepted answer is 54° 54' N 25° 19' E in the town of Vilnius, Lithuania. (see map)
  • Horizontal Width: 1,339 miles (2,154 km) from London, England, east to Kiev, Ukraine (see map)
  • Vertical Length: 2,076 miles (3,341 km) from Iraklio, Crete, north to Lulea, Sweden: (see map)

Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements and will vary some using other map projections.

Largest European Countries: (by land area)

  • Ukraine: 603,700 sq km
  • France: 547,030 sq km
  • Spain: 504,782 sq km
  • Sweden: 449,964 sq km
  • Germany: 357,021 sq km
  • Finland: 338,445 sq km
  • Norway: 323,802 sq km
  • Poland: 312,685 sq km
  • Italy: 301.220 sq km
  • UK: 244,820 sq km

NOTE: Russia is part of Asia

All Country's Land Areas

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This page was last updated on September 19, 2016.