How did Europe get its name Europe?
It is said that we got the name from Phoenician princess. Her name was Europa.
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Answer . . . Europe is not an island nor a country but a continent which is located Eastward from the U.S. is divided by the North Atlantic ocean. Asia is to it's East. Europe comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Countries such as Germany, France, Poland, Switzerland and Luxembourg are s…ome of the countries that make up Europe.. Europe is a large peninsula on the western end of the Eurasian continent, and is located directly north of the African continent, separated from Africa by the Mediterranean Sea. Its eastern limit is the Caucuses mountains. Britain and Ireland are considered part of Europe, as are other adjacent small islands such as parts of Fenno-scandia. It is also located right next to Asia it is one of the biggest continents in the world where is Europe located? (MORE)
Portugal is the westernmost country in Europe with an Island named Flores in the Azores Archipelago. The western most point of the island is located at N39,45144, W31.26786.
In Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess who was abducted by Zeus in bull form and taken to the island of Crete, where she gave birth to Minos, Rhadamanthus and Sarpedon. For Homer, Europe (Greek: Îá½ÏÏÏÎ· Eurá¹pÄ; see also List of traditional Greek place names) …was a mythological queen of Crete, not a geographical designation. Later Europa stood for mainland Greece, and by 500 BC its meaning had been extended to lands to the north. In etymology one theory suggests the name Europe is derived from the Greek words meaning broad (eurys) and face (ops) - broad having been an epithet of Earth itself in the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European religion; see Prithvi (Plataia). A minority, however, suggest this Greek popular etymology is really based on a Semitic word such as the Akkadian erebu meaning "sunset", cognate to Arabic maghreb, Hebrew ma'ariv. (see also Erebus). From the Middle Eastern vantage point, the sun does set over Europe, the lands to the west. Likewise, Asia is sometimes thought to have derived from a Semitic word such as the Akkadian asu, meaning "sunrise", and is the land to the east from a Middle Eastern perspective. For centuries, the Turks used the term Frengistan (land of the Franks) in referring to Europe. The majority of major world languages use words derived from "Europa" to refer to the continent - e.g. Chinese uses the word ÅuzhÅu (ææ´²), which is an abbreviation of the transliterated name ÅuluÃ³bÄ zhÅu (æç¾ å·´æ´²). Answer Europe is named after a woman - Europa. I think the Greek gave these names to all the places they knew - Africa was Africana etc. Europa (ropes) were created to physically separate the enlightened people of Africa (think Pyramids, abundant resources of rich land, foods, gold etc....) from the barbarian people of the northern lands who were fighting their ways out of the recent Ice age and then later the Dark ages. (MORE)
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Mont Blanc is considered to be the tallest mountain in Europe. Itis located in the Alps of Italy and is 15,781 feet in elevation.
The name of the shortcut from Europe to Asia was called theNorthwest Passage. Many explorers searched for it, but it was neverfound. However, with new technology and the melting of polar icecap, passing through the area is now possible.
Mount Vesuvius., Stromboli and Mount Etna are all active volcanoes in Europe. Iceland also has a significant number of active volcanoes (the most recent eruption being that of GrÃmsvÃ¶tn in 2004) due to it's location on the Mid Atlantic Ridge. Please see the related links for more information…. (MORE)
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The word ' Europe' comes from the ancient Greek mythological figure, Europa . The Greek god Zeus fell in love with, or at least took a fancy to, Europa, a Phoenician noblewoman in this version, and hid among Europa's father's cattle, disguised as a very gentle and hugely attractive white bull.… The story goes that Europa, while gathering flowers in her dad's cow paddocks, spotted the bull (Zeus), which spat a crocus at her. Naturally, she climbed onto his back, whereupon he charged off into the Mediterranean and swam to Crete, a large Greek island, which is still there today. On Crete, Zeus explained to the girl that he was really king of the Gods and not a bull at all, and made her Queen Europa the First of Crete. Queen Europa gave birth to three sons by Zeus. There are other ancient legends about Europa, and naturally there are debates about all versions of her tale. Homer wrote that she was, in legend, a queen of Crete. Eventually, the term Europa was used to describe part of northern Greece and much later - before 500 BC - Europa had come to mean other lands further north of Greece in the continent we now know as Europe. Terms originating from the word 'Europa' are used by major non-English-speaking countries to describe the continent of Europe. The actual origin of the word 'Europa' before it was used as the name of the lady of the legend is not at all clear. Ancient Greek, Indo-European, Arabic, and Hebrew, are among suggestions offered, but since our knowledge of where those languages originated is extremely limited, there really is no way to tell where the word originally came from and to whom, or what, it referred. Incidentally, legend goes that Minos, King of Crete and one of Europa's sons by Zeus, asked his uncle, the god Poseidon, to send him a pure white bull to show he, Minos, was well-liked by the gods; Minos promised to sacrifice the bull as a thank-you when it arrived, but the bull was so beautiful he kept it as a pet instead. This insult infuriated one of Poseidon's girlfriends, the goddess Aphrodite, and she caused Minos' wife. PasiphaÃ«, to fall in love with the bull. PasiphaÃ« had a wooden cow made and hiding in this, enticed the bull to consummate their love. The result was the Minotaur, half-man, half-bull and all-horrible. When the baby Minotaur became too fierce for PasiphaÃ« to breastfeed the King ordered built a huge maze - called the Cretan Labyrinth - outside his palace, and confined the Minotaur there, where, alone and without its mother's milk, it ate people instead. So, the family was connected with cattle in more than one way. Both stories, that of Europa as well as that of her grandson-in-law, the Minotaur, are interesting and worth looking up. (MORE)
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The name Europe came from ILLYRIANS, Europa was the daughter of Aphrodite, goddess of LOVE. FACT: Did you know that all of the worlds population came from Africa and then later migrated to other parts of the world, i.e Europe. Europeans didn't exist at the time, they were actually african (bla…ck) but then later evolved into (white people). Link: http://racerelations.about.com/b/2011/01/29/how-a-genetic-mutation-led-to-the-white-race.htm (MORE)
PÃsek Stone Bridge It is the oldest bridge on the area of Czech Republic and one of two oldest bridges in Central Europe , located in south Bohemian city of PÃsek . It was built around 1300.
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There is no single answer to that question. Europe has many different countries, with many different currencies. 16 countries use a currency called the Euro, but there are many other countries with their own individual currencies.
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, M…onaco, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom... There are a few countries :) (MORE)
The Atlantic ocean borders westren europe. To the north is the Arctic Ocean. The Mediterranean Sea is to the south of Europe.
Europe is a continent composed of many different countries. But is mostly known as Europe because of the European Union, which is an economical and politician agreement with free travel.
There are far too many, and Europe itself is a peninsula. Here are some of the largest peninsulas: Iberian Peninsula Scandinavian Peninsula Apennine Peninsula Balkan Peninsula Jutland Peninsula
There is no single currency used in Europe, but the most used currency is the Euro, which is used by (most of) the countries in the European Union.
The War in Europe was typically referred to as the ETO - European Theater of Operations.
The Tabernas Desert (Desierto De Tabernas) is considered the onlytrue desert in Europe located in Almeria, Spain.
I think it's like Estavanico or something. Maybe Estanvanico ( sp?) But I'm sure it's something like that.
The name for the start of it, from the Invasion of nomandy is Operation Overlord.
Yes. In Austria they speak German and call the country Ãsterreich . The capital is Vienna (German: Wien ).
England: Birmingham Plateau, East WarwickshirePlateau, Kinder Scout, Midlands Plateau, Salisbury Plain Iceland: ArnavatnsheiÃ°i, KjÃ¶lur, Sprengisandur Italy: Campo Felice, Campo Imperatore, Giara di Gesturi, KarstPlateau, Murgia Norway: Finnmarksvidda, Hardangervidda, Valdresflye Russia: Ce…ntral Siberian Plateau, Izhora Plateau, Ufa Plateau Serbia: PeÅ¡ter, VraÄar plateau Slovenia: BanjÅ¡ice Plateau, Dleskovec Plateau, HruÅ¡ica, JavornikHills, Jelovica, KoÄevski Rog, Komna,MeÅ¾akla, Pokljuka, SneÅ¾nik,Velika Planina Turkey: TaÅeli (MORE)
There are a total of 51 countries in Europe: . Iceland . Ireland . United Kingdom . Portugal . Spain . Andorra . France . Monaco . Malta . Vatican City . San Marino . Italy . Austria . Liechtenstein . Switzerland . Luxembourg . Belgium . Netherlands . Germany . Denmark . Nor…way . Sweden . Finland . Estonia . Latvia . Lithuania . Poland . Czech Republic . Slovakia . Hungary . Slovenia . Croatia . Bosnia and Herzegovina . Montenegro . Albania . Greece . Bulgaria . Macedonia . Kosovo . Serbia . Romania . Moldova . Ukraine . Belarus . Russia . Kazakhstan . Azerbaijan . Armenia . Georgia . Turkey . Cyprus (MORE)
There are over 50 countries in Europe. Here are just 7 of them: . Portugal . Slovenia . Czech Republic . Hungary . Italy . Liechtenstein . Norway
Eurasia is the name given to the land mass formed by the continents of Europe and Asia.
That is a question that is impossible to answer because there are so many things you could do in Europe. There are many places to go, things to see, food to eat, experiences to have, people to meet, culture to see, music to hear and so on. The best is to go and enjoy it and have fun.
The US Dollar is known as the Dollar or US Dollar in Europe. Europe has over 50 countries and they have various currencies. 17 of those countries use the Euro as their currency, which is probably what you are referring to.
Answers differ if you mean Western Europe in Europe's main 5 regions. According to the CIA (US) & Encyclopedia Britannica, Western Europe includes Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Monaco, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. According to the UN, Western Europe incl…udes Andorra, France, Monaco, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. And yet still other sources claim Western Europe as France, Monaco, Ireland, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. However, if you mean if Europe was split into east and west, here are the countries that are always associated with Western Europe (based on factors such as religion, culture, geographical means, and politics): Iceland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Monaco, Andorra, Spain, Andorra, Malta, Greece, Italy, Vatican City, and San Marino. (MORE)
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There are 50 European countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vatican, Great Britain, Germany, Hungary, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, M…acedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marion, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia, Montenegro, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia. (MORE)
No continent is named after a place in Europe. There are, however, countries, cities, states, etc. named after places or people from Europe. New York has had several names originating in Europe. It was first called New Netherland, then New Amsterdam, then New York after the Duke of York, then New… Orange after the Dutch Prince of Orange, and finally, and permanently, New York again. See the first Related Link. Virginia is named for England's Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen. The area of the US originally called Carolina (included North and South Carolina and Georgia) was named for Charles I of England. Supposedly Venezuela was named "Venezuela - little Venice" when Spanish sailors saw a native village built on pilings in Lake Maracaibo in 1499. See the second Related Link. Search for the place names mentioned. (MORE)
It is unknown to when Europe was actually first called Europe; the only thing known about the name is the etymology.
There are too many to name. There are hundreds of ethnic groups present in Europe, native alone. Some examples are English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek, Polish, Serbian, Turkish, Sami, Basque, Corsican, and Sicilian.
I got 2 in the UK... Tile Hill Wood School and Language College for Girls and Our Lady of the Assumption Roman Catholic Primary School... They are both in Coventry, in the Tile Hill Area.
The countries of Europe and America (what from an 'Old World' perspective would be the 'West') are collectively known as the Occident (from Latin : occidens meaning where the sun sets) as opposed to Asia, or the Orient (from Latin: oriens meaning where the sun rises ).
Cities of Europe include London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Bucharest, Milan, and thousands of others, too numerous to mention.
Europe includes the countries Norway, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Italy, Hungary Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Albania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Ma…cedonia, and Monaco. (MORE)
Perhaps you mean race? Race is considered to be the largest ethnic categorization. There are three races: Caucasians, Asians, and Africans. Race depends not only on your skin color (which it truly doesn't), but also on your ancestor's origins, your bone structure, etc. Europeans are Caucasians, as… their ancestors came from the Caucus Mountains. Arabs and Indians are also Caucasian, for example. The next denomination is an ethnic group. This could include a nationalized ethnicity or a regional ethnicity. In Western Europe, this could include Italian, French, German, etc. or Sicilian, Corsican, Basque, etc. (MORE)
There are much too many to name. Here are some of the largest: Great Britain Sicily Ireland Crete Sardinia Corsica Rhodes Isle of Man Gotland Ãland Zealand
Germany uses the Euro, which is the currency of the European Union. The Euro is named after Europe, so yes.
Fred usually is short for Frederick, which is German for peaceful ruler. Many countries in Europe that are German speaking frequently use this name. It is popular in England and Wales as the 95th popular name to have.
The singer known as Dido was born on Christmas Day 1971 in London and her albums have been hits throughout Europe. Her birth name was Florian Cloud de Bounevialle Armstrong, but Dido has been her nickname since childhood.
There are more than four countries in Europe... Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Holland and France are just seven - there are many more !
The coastline of Europe is long and complex. It is sometimes unofficially referred to as the Mediterranean, because the Mediterranean is the main sea to the south of Europe, although there are smaller seas adjoining it like the Adriatic and the Ionian Sea.
There is no one definitive explanation for the origin of Europe'sname. In Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess who wasabducted by Zeus in bull form and taken to the island of Crete,where she gave birth to Minos. However it is not clear how this name came to be applied to a wholegeograph…ic, continental area. Another theory is that it comes from the Phoenician word EROB,meaning where the sun sets (west of Phoenicia). (MORE)