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In ancient Greek mythology, Europa was a Phoenician princess whom Zeus abducted and took to the island of Crete.
Later, Europa became a name for the area of central-north Greece, and by 500 BC its meaning had been extended to the lands to the north.
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Where is Europe?

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 (MORE)

What are the three countries in Europe called?

One three nation grouping is called the Baltic States consisting of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Another example would be the Lowland or Benelux countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Another example could be the Apennine (or Italian) countries: Italy, San Marino, and Vatican City. Y (MORE)

Why is Turkey called the sick country of Europe?

Before the modern state of Turkey was formed after World War I, it was the Ottoman Empire. Towards the end of its existence, the Ottoman Empire was called the Sick Man of Europe because it was losing a lot of wars and the territory it once controlled.

What is a US dollar called in Europe?

... it is called ... A DOLLAR! No country in Europe has a currency called dollar. Examples of countries with currencies called dollar are USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and more besides.

Why is Europe called 'the peninsula of peninsulas'?

It is called the "peninsula of peninsulas" because it is a collection of peninsulas. This is true because it has around 5 peninsulas in it. Some of these peninsulas are the Balkin peninsula, the Iberian peninsula, the Italian peninsula, etc.

What are hurricanes called in Europe?

They are called hurricanes, or whatever the translation is in the language of the country of interest, However, actual hurricanes are very rare in Europe, though other storms may produce hurricane or near hurricane force winds.

What are the natives of Europe called?

If you mean people born in Europe, then Europeans. But if you mean the first nations, it is hard to say. I believe the first people there were the Celts and thus Celts would be more appropriate.. As opposed to Celts, Native Europeans might work.

Why is Switzerland called the playground of Europe?

Switzerland is one of the beautiful countries.It is located in the Central Europe. The borders of Switzerland touch Germany to the north,France to the west,Austria to the east and Italy to the south.The climate varies with altitude.It has cold, cloudy, rainy and snowy winters, and cool to warm, clou (MORE)

What is a dollar called in Europe?

It is called a dollar, same as it is called everywhere else in the world. No country in Europe has a currency called dollar. Examples of countries with currencies called dollar are USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and more besides.

What is the currency of Europe called?

Europe is not unified with a single currency. The Euro is the currency of the European Union, and is usuallyincorrectly associated with Europe as a whole. Eighteen out oftwenty-eight EU members, on top of six non-members, currently usethe Euro. Most countries in Europe use their own currencies.

Why is Argentina called neo-Europe?

Neo-Europes are places in the temperate zones of the world in which they are most like Europe. Many Neo-Europes were distinct from Europe but as explorers discovered these lands they (either consciously and/or accidentally) changed the landscapes to make it more like their home. This was done by t (MORE)

In Europe what do they call the Big Dipper?

In the British Isles this pattern is known as the Plough. It is also occasionally referred to as the Butcher's Cleaver in northern England. In Ireland the figure is sometimes called the Starry Plough and has been used as a political symbol. It was formerly called by the old name Charles' Wain ("wain (MORE)

How do you call an international operator in Europe?

Many travelers bring their mobile electronics. However, if you arein need of the international operator while in Europe you can dial.01. When you call the operator make sure you know the country codeof the country you want to call.

What do you call the money of Europe?

There is no one money in Europe. 26 countries use the Euro (symbol '€') as a common currency. All the countries in Europe (with the exception of Liechtenstein) have their own individual currencies.

What is the Parliament of Europe called?

Europe does not have a parliament as such. Europe consists of over50 countries, each of which has its own Parliament. There is anorganisation called the European Union, which has 28 of Europe'scountries as members. It has a parliament which is simply known asthe European Parliament.

When did we start calling Europe Europe?

It is not really known when the continent became known as Europe, all that we know is that the name comes from the Greek Mythological person Europa, a Phoenician woman who had an affair with Zeus.

What do you call people in Northern Europe?

You could call them Northern European, Germanic, or simply European. You may also call them by their nationality, such as Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, etc. You could call them Scandinavian or Nordic. It can even go down to regional or city denominations, such as Teledøl or Stockholmare. You co (MORE)

How do you call the US from Europe?

Dial +1 then area code then cell or landline number...To call cheaper to a cell phone you can use Skype or from PC to PC Skype or Google talk is free !

Why do they call soccer football in Europe?

Because the game was invented here, a long time before American "Football". Question really ought to be, why do you call football "soccer". Grrr! ---- Soccer is an English coloquial version of the phrase 'Association Football' .The game is called Football NOT Soccer. The word 'Soccer' was used t (MORE)

What can you do when you get to Europe?

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.

What do you call someone from Europe?

A European =P though to be honest they'd probably prefer to be called after their specific country of origin... eg. German if they come from Germany ect

What was Europe called in Roman times?

There was no Europe as we know it it Roman times. The various parts of Europe were called by their provincial names, such as Hispania for Spain, Gallia for parts of France, Thrace for roughly Bulgaria, Britannia for Britain. The dividing lines between the provinces were not the same as present day c (MORE)

Why did they call russia the sleeping bear of Europe?

Because... Russia never boasted their military power, but everyone knew they had it and still have it. They still call them the sleeping bear because it would be very, very unwise for a country to screw with a country like Russia. Russia in WWII was not ready for war, but they had the means to milit (MORE)

What are the nations of Europe called in their own languages?

Republic of Albania- Republika e Shqipërisë . Republic of Armenia- Hayastan Hanrapetoutyoun. Principality of Andorra- Principat d'Andorra. Republic of Austria- Republik Osterriech. Republic of Azerbaijan- Azərbaycan Respublikası. Republic of Belarus- Respubliki Biełaruś'/ R (MORE)

What do you called a slave in medieval Europe?

You are probably thinking of a serf. Serfs were basically like slaves; they were tied to the land and forced to work. They were like peasants but they did not have freedom, peasants had freedom.

What does Europe call Labor Day?

Most European countries don't observe a Labor Day as it is observed in the US. The Labor Day of the US was established in part to counter the May Day observances of European socialists and communists, which occures on the first day of May each year.

What are the islands called between Australia and Europe?

Australia is a long way from Europe. The continents of Asia, Africa and (if you come the other way Americas, are between us an Europe. To give you an idea of say London to Melbourne. You travel across France, Germany, Italy and Greece, through the Middle East, India and the Sub Continent, Asia, Indo (MORE)

What does the Europe national anthem called?

Europe is not a country, it is a continent. Just like Canada is a country in the North American continent, France or Spain or Greece or many more are countries on the continent of Europe. Continents do not have anthems, countries do, so obviously Europe does not have an anthem as it is not a country (MORE)

What did people in Europe call America?

The United States. This is because America is usually referred to as the continents of North and South America. In some languages, people of the United States aren't even referred to as Americans for this reason (such as Spanish).

Is there a town in the states called northern Europe?

I searched using Google Earth - when I centred the globe on america, and typed in 'northern europe' to the search box, it immediately rotated the view to show the continent of Europe. Therefore, I'm assuming any town called northern europe does not exist in america.

What do they call very big churches in Europe?

There is no specific term for large churches in Europe. However, the central church of a diocese, the seat of a bishop is called a cathedral and the word is sometimes used incorrectly to describe a large church. Other descriptions for large churches are "minster" and "abbey" although, like cathedr (MORE)

Can you call an 0844 number from Europe?

Yes you can. Simply dial 0044 (the international code for the UK) then 844 (you omit the leading zero) - then the rest of the number. How much you get charged will depend on the carrier you use.

What are Europe people called?

People from Europe can be called European. As Europe is a continent, it has many countries, so Europeans generally identify themselves by the country they are from.