Europe is a landmass, which is either considered a continent in its own right or a subcontinent of Eurasia, located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. Comprising the westernmost peninsulas of Eurasia, it shares the continental landmass of Afro-Eurasia with both Asia and Africa.
Europe, second smallest of the world’s continents is an anomaly. Larger only than Australia, it is a small appendage of Eurasia. Yet the peninsular and insular western extremity of the continent, thrusting toward the North Atlantic Ocean, provides – thanks to its latitude and its physical geography – a relatively genial human habitat, and the long processes of human history came to mark off the region as the home of a distinctive civilization.
A continent is one of several very large landmasses of the world. Generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, up to seven regions are commonly regarded as continents: Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
Depending on the convention and model, some continents may be consolidated or subdivided: For example, Eurasia is most often subdivided into Asia and Europe, while North America and South America are sometimes recognised as one American continent, The Americas.
It’s probably the same as with Our 8 Senses – and the beauty does indeed lie in the eye of the beholder.
Therefore, I would like to apply yet another convention and divide contents of this site into the regions / continents Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and The Americas. Hope, you don’t mind as it does fit the presentation of all the pics taken by me while traveling the world much better.
It’s all ‘under construction‘ anyway: In about one galactic year (roughly 225 million earth years) from now, all the continents on Earth may fuse – yet again – into a supercontinent. Three potential arrangements of this configuration have been dubbed Amasia, Novopangaea and Pangaea Ultima.