Sunday, April 12, 2009

Did You Know...?

Did you know these interesting facts about Europe?
>Geographically speaking, Europe extends to about 10,180,000 square kilometers on the Earth’s surface.
>The Vatican City is considered to be the smallest independent state in Europe. This city holds great cultural significance with some of the most famous artworks by artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo.

>Europe is associated with the origins of many sports that have been popular all over the world. Cricket originated in the southern area of England and golf which is yet another popular sport originated in Scotland.

>The European anthem comes from the ninth symphony composed by Beethoven for the final movement, added to the music "ode to joy" by Von Schiller.

>The European motto was chosen by a group of European citizens. The motto is "United In Diversity".

>Europe enjoys a very diverse climate depending upon each region. The climate may be really freezing in areas of Scandinavia where as certain countries enjoy very mild weathers.

>The number of languages spoken in Europe is 94.

>The European cuisine is very much appreciated. You can find a wide range of delicious dishes all over these countries. (You can find a lot of recipes

>The European flag: there are 12 stars because the number twelve is traditionally the symbol of perfection, completeness and unity.

>Some of the most beautiful museums of the world are located in Europe. You can find more info about them HERE.

I hope you enjoyed this article.

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Moonstone said...

I never knew we spoke so many languages in Europe. Interesting facts!

Cat said...

Sure did enjoy it, that was interesting. And thanks for the recipe link! ;-)

neki desu said...

oh i can buy you an apartment at the beach for the recipe link!!!
thank you

neki desu

Erin said...

sigh. sig.h. s.igh. . sigh . . . you don't have to tell this girl how fabulous Europe is. I'm a Canadian by birth, Norwegian in my soul - I did my Master's at University of Oslo and I travelled to 18 countries while I was there. I swear to you Europeans have got the life style right. Man oh man. Please take me back. Europeans love me.