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How Many Countries Are in Europe?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Mitlesh, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Mitlesh

    Mitlesh New Member

    I am Mitlesh from Patna, and I have joined the forum to find out a few things about Europe.

    My questions are as follows:

    How many countries are in Europe?

    I would like to know whether England is a part of Europe or not? The reason I ask this question is that England is not a country which is included in the Schengen Visa.

    Which countries would you recommend visiting in Europe?

  2. Prits

    Prits Member

    There are a total of 50 countries which make up the Europe continent. Some of these small countries are also a part of Asia as well as Europe and are called Eurasia.

    The following is a list of all the countries in Europe.

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Czech Republic
    San Marino
    United Kingdom
    Vatican City

    England (United Kingdom) is a part of Europe but it is not a country included in the Schengen visa. Apart from the United Kingdom, there are five other countries which are not included in the Schengen visa which are Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Cyprus, and Ireland.

    It's a personal choice to which countries you would like visiting, as everyone has their own preference and prefer seeing and doing different things. But as you have asked for a suggestion I would recommend you visiting, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Greece, and Cyprus.

  3. Londoner

    Londoner New Member

    Please do not be confused from Europe as a continent, and EU. Talking about continents of Europe is like talking about continent of Asia which includes India, China, Pakistan and others.

    Almost all when talking about Europe mean EU. EU has 28 states, for time being, this includes Great Britain(until Brexit). 28 states of EU work together as one state with freedom of movement and borderless transaction, this included EURO which 19 of 28 countries uses as their currency. Of course it is much much more.

    With regards to visiting Europe, it has some amazing historical sites. It is worth visiting Paris, traveling around Belgian cities of Brussels, Bruges, and Gent which you can do in couple of days, and worth visiting city of Prague. And of course, United Kingdom, you can not miss out on visiting England with with it's great museums, and historical sites and cathedrals dating back to 1089, and historical architecture, and few great sites of the UK, including city of Edinburgh. And of course buzzing historical city of London, it'll awe you. In south of Europe it is worth visiting Barcelona.

    Member countries of Schengen visa are, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein are not part of the EU but it has joined Schengen area scheme, so Schengen visa will allow you freedom to travel between these countries, you will require separate visa for the UK.
  4. Shiv

    Shiv Member

    Hello Mitlesh, welcome to the forum! I'd be happy to answer your questions about Europe.

    1. Number of Countries in Europe: Europe consists of 44 recognized countries. These include both fully sovereign states and some partially recognized or disputed territories. The number may vary slightly depending on political changes and international recognition.

    2. England in Europe: England is indeed part of Europe geographically and culturally. It is one of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom, along with Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The United Kingdom was a member of the European Union (EU) until it officially left the EU on January 31, 2020, following a referendum in 2016. While England is not part of the Schengen Area, it is important to note that Schengen membership is separate from EU membership, and not all EU countries are part of the Schengen Agreement.

    3. Recommendations for Visiting Europe: Europe offers a wide range of diverse and beautiful destinations. The choice of countries to visit depends on your interests, but here are a few popular recommendations:
      • France: Known for its culture, cuisine, and iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Louvre.

      • Italy: Famous for its history, art, and stunning cities like Rome, Florence, and Venice.

      • Spain: Offers a mix of rich history, vibrant cities, and beautiful beaches.

      • Germany: Known for its modern cities, historic towns, and the famous Oktoberfest.

      • Greece: Renowned for its ancient history, beautiful islands, and Mediterranean cuisine.

      • Austria: Known for its picturesque landscapes, classical music heritage, and historic cities like Vienna and Salzburg.

      • Netherlands: Offers charming canals, historic cities like Amsterdam, and a rich artistic heritage.

      • Switzerland: Famous for its stunning Alpine landscapes, outdoor activities, and chocolate.

      • Czech Republic: Features beautiful Prague, a rich history, and charming towns like Český Krumlov.

      • Portugal: Known for its coastal beauty, historic architecture, and warm hospitality.
      These are just a few options, and there are many more incredible destinations to explore in Europe. Your choice may depend on your interests, whether you prefer history, art, nature, cuisine, or a combination of these. It's a continent with a lot to offer to every type of traveler.