Countries of Europe

 

             

 

 

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FACTS ABOUT EUROPE (Including the former USSR or CIS)

Area: Europe, apart from the CIS (former USSR) is 4,874,040 square kilometers; the former USSR is 22,402,200 sq. km.

Population: Europe = 501,000,000; CIS = 288,000,000

Number of Countries: 35

Number of Principalities, Republics or Territories: 15

Highest Mountain: Communism Peak in the Pamir Mountains = 7495 meters

Largest Lake: The Caspian Sea = 371,000 sq. km.

Longest River: The Ob-Irtysh River = 5410 km.

Over 300 million people in 12 countries use the € (Euro) currency as of January 1 2002. Of those 300+ million, very few are "evangelical" Christians (less than 2%). Please pray for Europe and Hope for Europe who seek to reach this continent in new and wonderful ways by His grace in the 21st Century!

Here are 48 countries and territories of Europe with some general information and links to their Home Pages and maps. When you see "Multiple Listings" beside a country, it means you will go to a more general page first where you can choose specific cultural, social, political, tourist, etc., entry points.

Regarding the Religious statistics below, many countries of Europe have an official state church (religion). Unless otherwise registered, the population statistics simply lump everyone into the state church grouping. Both church attendance and biblical belief are much below the numbers listed. However, this will give you a rough idea of breakdowns and canton.

BTW, we do have contacts in most of these countries, so let us know if we can help link you to friendly locals.

  • ALBANIA: Population = 3,113,434 Capital = Tirana; Area = 28,700 sq. km.
    Christian 41.48% (Protestant 4.6%), Muslim 38.79, non-religious/other 19.54%, Baha'i 0.18%, Jewish 0.01%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • ANDORRA, Principality of: Population = 77,985, Capital = Andorra la Vella; Area = 468 sq. km.
    Christian 93.44% (Protestant 1.4%), non-religious/other 5%, Muslim 0.63%, Other 0.93%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • AUSTRIA: Population = 8,210,520 Capital = Vienna; (about 1/4 population) Area = 84,000 sq. km.
    Christian 89.77% (Protestant 3.3%), non-religious/other 7.68%, Muslim 2.23%, Jewish 0.10%, Baha'1/ Buddhist 0.06%, Hindu 0.03%, Chinese Religions 0.02
    Austria's Home Page

 

  • BELGIUM, Kingdom of: Population = 10,161,164 Capital = Brussels; Area = 30,500 sq. km (second most densely populated country in Europe).
    Christian 67.66% (Protestant 4.2%), non-religious/other 28.22%, Muslim 3.6%, Buddist 0.29, Jewish 0.21%, Baha'i 0.02%
    Belgium's Home Page

 

  • BELORUSSIA (White Russia or Byelarus): Population = 10,236,181 Capital = Minsk; Area = 207,600 sq. km.
    Christian 78.70 (Protestant 4.0%), non-religious/other 20.2%, Jewish 1.0%, Muslim 0.10%,
    Multiple Listings

 

  • BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: Population = 3,971,813 Capital = Sarajevo; Area = 51,129 sq. km.
    Muslim 60.06%, Christian 35.0% (Protestant 0.64%), non-religious/other 4,93%, Jewish 0.01%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • BULGARIA: Population = 8,225,045 Capital = Sofia; Area = 111,000 sq. km.
    Christian 80.24 (Protestant 5.4%), Muslim 11.87%, non-religious/other 7.83%, Jewish 0.05%, Baha'i 0.01%
    Bulgaria's Home Page

 

  • CROATIA: Population = 4,472,600 Capital = Zagreb; Area = 56,538 sq. km.
    Christian 94.43% (Protestant 3.3%), Muslim 3.0%, non-religious/other = 2.52%, Jewish 0.05%
    Multiple Listing

 

  • CYPRUS: Population = 785,551 Capital (divided) = Lefkosia/ Nicosia; Area = 9,251 sq. km.
    Christian 74.14% (Protestant 0.5%), Muslim 23.0%, non-Religious/other 2.90%, Jewish 0.02%
    Cyprus Home Page

 

  • CZECH REPUBLIC: Population = 10,244,177 Capital = Prague; Area = 78,000 sq. km.
    Christian 53.22% (Protestant 1.8%), non-Religious/other = 45.02%, Other 1.50%, Muslim 0.20%, Baha'i 0.03%, Jewish 0.02%, Buddhist 0.01%
    Czech's Home Page or http://www.tte.cz/Czech_Republic/maincz.html   Czech Republic at your fingertips
  •  DENMARK, Kingdom of: Population = 5,293,239 Capital = Copenhagen; Area = 43,076 sq. km.
    Christian 85.85% (Protestant 6.5%), non-religious/other 11.0%, Muslim 3.02%, Jewish 0.13%
    Denmark's Home Page

 

  • ESTONIA: Population = 1,396,158 Capital = Tallinn; Area = 45,100 sq. km.
    Non-religious/other 60.41%, Christian 38.63% (Protestant 9.6%), Muslims 0.70%, Jewish 0.26%
    Estonia's Home Page

 

  • FINLAND: Population = 5,175,743 Capital = Helsinki; Area = 338,145 sq. km.
    Christian 87.09 (Protestant 20.6%), non-religious/other 12.60%,Muslim 0.18%, Other 0.09%, Jewish 0.02%, Baha'i 0.01%, Hindu 0.01%
    Finland's Home Page

 

  • FRANCE: Population = 59,079,709 Capital = Paris; Area = 5511,000 sq. km.
    Christian 67.72% (Protestant 2.9%), non-Religious/other 19.76%, Muslim 10.0%, Jewish 1.18%, Buddist/Chinese 1.02%, Other 0.30, Baha'i 0.02%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • GEORGIA: Population = 4,967,561 Capital = Tbilisi; Area = 69,700 sq. km. Christian 62.47% (Prostestant 2.1%), Muslim 20.0%, non-religious/other 17.11%, Jewish 0.30%, Other 0.12%
    Georgia's Home Page

 

  • GERMANY: Population = 82,220490 Capital = Berlin; Area = 357,000 sq. km.
    Christian 69.47 (Prostestant 4.1%), non-Religious/other 26.59%, Muslim 3.70%, Jewish 0.12, Buddist 0.05%, Baha'i 0.04, Hindu 0.03%
    Germany's Home Page

 

  • GIBRALTAR: Population = 25,082 Area = 5.9 sq. km.
    Christian 88.40% (Protestant 4.3%), Muslim 8.50%, Jewish 2.0%, Hindu 0.6%, non-Religious/other 0.50%
    Gibraltar's Home Page

 

  • GREECE: Population = 10,644,744 Capital = Athens; Area = 133,000 sq. km.
    Christian 95.15 (Protestant 1.1%), non-Religious/other 3.3%, Muslim 1.5%, Jewish 0.05%
    Greek Home Page

 

  • GREENLAND: Population = 56,156 Capital = Nuuk; Area = 2,175,600 sq. km. (second largest island in the world)
    Christian 96.56 (Protestant 2.8%), non-Religious/other 2.2%, Traditional ethnic 0.74%, Baha'i 0.5%
    Greenland's Home Page

 

  • HUNGARY: Population = 10,035,568 Capital = Budapest; Area = 93,000 sq. km.
    Christian 92.01% (Protestant 5.0%), non-Religious/other 7.09%, Jewish 0.08%, Muslim 0.10%
    Hungary's Home Page

 

  • ICELAND: Population = 280,969 Capital = Reykjavik; Area = 103,000 sq. km. 
    Christian 95.61% (Protestant 6.2%), non-Religious/other 2.14%, Other 1.78%, Baha'i 0.15%, Buddhist 0.15%, Traditional Norse 0.13%, Muslim 0.04%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • IRELAND, Rep. of: Population = 3,730,239 Capital = Dublin; Area = 27,129 sq. km. 
    Christian 95.35% (Protestant 10.1%), non-Religious/other 4.60%, Jewish 0.04%, Muslim 0.01%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • ITALY: Population = 57,297,886 Capital = Rome; Area = 301,000 sq. km.
    Christian 77.35% (Protestant 5.2%), non-Religious/other 20.04%,  Muslim 2.4%, Buddhist 0.09%, Jewish 0.06%, Baha'i 0.03%, Hindu 0.03%
    Italy's Home Page

 

  • LATVIA: Population = 2,356,508 Capital = Riga; Area = 63,7000 sq. km. 
    Christian 58.25% (Protestant 9-6%), non-Religious/other 40.32%, Other 0.80%, Muslim 0.38%, Jewish 0.25%
    Latvia's Home Page

 

  • LIECHTENSTEIN, Principality of: Population = 32,843 Capital = Vaduz; Area = 160 sq. km. (world's fourth smallest country).   Christian 88.74% (Protestant 1.20%), non-Religious/other 7.83%, Muslim 3.43%
    Liechtenstein's Home Page

 

  • LITHUANIA: Population = 3,670,269 Capital = Vilnius; Area = 65,200 sq. km. 
    Christian 76.19% (Protestant 3.4%), non-Religious/other 23.55%, Muslim 0.14%, Jewish 0.12%
    Lithuania's Home Page

 

  • LUXEMBOURG, Grand Duchy of: Population = 430,615 Area = 2,586 sq. km. 
    Christian 93.90% (Protestant 2.4%), non-Religious/other 4.50%, Muslim 1.10%, Baha'i 0.3%, Jewish 0.2%
    Luxembourg's Home Page

 

  • MACEDONIA, Republic of: Population 2,023,580 Capital = Skopje; Area = 25,713 sq. km. 
    Christian 63.43% (Protestant 0.40%), Muslim 25.00%, non-Religious/other 11.52%
    Macedonia's Home Page

 

  • MALTA, Republic of: Population = 388,544 Capital = Valletta; Area = 316 sq. km. 
    Christian 97.20% (Protestant 5.6%), non-Religious/other 1.70%, Muslim 1.10%
    Malta's Home Page

 

  • MOLDOVA, Republic of: Population = 4,380,492 Capital = Kishinev; Area = 33,700 sq. km.
    Christian 95.39% (Protestant 6.4%), non-Religious/other 3.31%, Jewish 1.10%, Muslim 0.2%
    Moldova's Home Page

 

  • MONACO, Principality of: Population = 33,597 Area = 1.9 sq. km. 
    Christian 87.66% (Protestant 2.5%), non-Religious/other 9.94%, Jewish 1.7%, Muslims 0.5%, Other 0.20%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • NETHERLANDS, The Kingdom of (Holland): Population 15,785,699 Capital = Amsterdam; Area = 33,929 sq. km.
    Christian 55.93% (Protestant 8.1%), non-Religious/other 37.98%, Muslim 5.40%, Hindu 0.30%, Buddhist 0.20%, Jewish 0.19%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • NORWAY, Kingdom of: Population = 4,461,033 Capital = Oslo; Area = 323,895 sq. km. 
    Christian 93.71% (Protestant 15.9%), non-Religious/other 5.01%, Muslim 1.04%, Buddhist 0.16%, Baha'i 0.04%, Jewish 0.04%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • POLAND, Republic of: Population = 38,765,085 Capital = Warsaw; Area = 313,000 sq. km.
    Christian 90.29% (Protestant 4.2%), non-Religious 9.58%, Other 0.13%
    Poland's Home Page

 

  • PORTUGAL: Population = 9,874,853 Capital = Lisbon; Area = 88,500 sq. km. 
    Christian 94.39% (Protestant 8.6%), non-Religious/other 5.00%, Muslim 0.5%, Hindu 0.10%, Jewish 0.01%
    Portugal's Home Page

 

  • ROMANIA: Population = 22,326,502 Capital = Bucharest; Area = 237,500 sq. km.
    Christian 87.85% (Protestant 9.4%), non-Religious/other 11.08%, Muslim 1.0%, Jewish 0.04%, Other 0.03%
    Romania's Home Page

 

  • RUSSIA (Federation): Population = 146,933,847 Capital = Moscow; Area = 17,075,000 sq. km. (world's largest country extending across 11 time zones between Baltic and Pacific. There are some 32 autonomous regions in 'Russia').
    Christian 54.07% (Protestant 1.3%), non-Religious 31.08%, Muslim 10.20%, Other 2.50%, Traditional ethnic 1.10%, Buddhist 0.7%, Jewish 0.32%, Baha'i 0.30% (we are NOT breaking down the geo-ethnic entitiies of Russia here)
    Multiple Listings

 

  • SAN MARINO, Most Serene Repulic of: Population = 26,514, Area = 61 sq. km. (world's smallest republic) 
    Christian 92.30% (Protestant perhaps 3%), non-Religious/other 7.00%, Baha'i 0.70%
    San Marino's Home Page

 

  • SLOVAK Rep. (Slovakia): Population = 5,387,191 Capital = Bratislava; Area = 49,035 sq. km.
    Christian 82.94% (Protestant 3.3%), non-Religious/other 17.0%, Other 0.03%, Muslim 0.02%, Jewish 0.01%
    Slovakia's Home Page

 

  • SLOVENIA: Population = 1,985,557 Capital = Ljubljana; Area = 20,251 sq. km.
    Christian 85.16 (Protestant 1.40%), non-Religious/other 13.29%, Muslim 1.55%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • SPAIN, Kingdom of: Population = 39,759,775 Capital = Madrid; Area = 492,431 sq. km. 
    Christian 67.77% (Protestant 1.70%), non-Religious/other 30.89%, Muslim 1.20%, Jewish 0.13%, Buddhist 0.01%
    Spain's Home Page

 

  • SWEDEN, Kingdom of: Population = 8,910,214 Capital = Stockholm; Area = 158,830 sq. km.
    Christian 54.65% (Protestant 9.1%), non-Religious 41.82%, Muslim 3.10%, Jewish 0.18%, Other 0.14%, Hindu 0.06%, Buddhist 0.04%, Baha'i 0.01% (though 94% of population was, by default, born "Christian" as in members of Lutheran church unless parents request otherwise)
    Sweden's Home Page

 

  • SWITZERLAND, Confederation: Population = 7,385,708 Capital = Bern; Area = 41,300 sq. km.
    Christian 86.56% (Protestant 8.20%), non-Religious/other 8.20%, Muslim 3.10%, Other 1.80%, Jewish 0.24%, Baha'i 0.10%
    Switzerland's Home Page (plus other countries)

 

  • TURKEY: Population = 66,590,940 Capital = Istanbul; Area = 779,452 sq. km. (lies 3% in Europe [Thrace], 97% in Asia [Anatolia])
    Muslim 99.64%, Christian 0.32% (Protestant - no accurate figures),  Jewish 0.04%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • UKRANE: Population = 50,455,980 Capital = Kiev; Area = 603,700 sq. km.
    Christian 88.12% (Protestant 6.00%), non-Religious 10.56%, Jewish 0.75%, Muslim 0.45%, Other 0.12%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • UK (United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland): (A union of four kingdoms: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) Population = 58,830,160 Area = 244,755 sq. km. 
    Christian 67.63% (Protestant 13.2%), non-Religious/other 28.00%, Muslim 2.00%, Hindu 0.84%, Sikh 0.68%, Jewish 0.52%, Buddhist 0.28%, Baha'i 0.05%
    Multiple Listings

 

  • VATICAN CITY STATE (Holy See): Population = 750 Area = 44 ha / 109 acres or 0.5 sq. km. - world's smallest state, an enclave in the heart of Rome. Christian 100% (Protestant 0.0%)
    Vatican City's Home Page

 

  • YUGOSLAVIA, federal Repulbic of: Population = 10,640,150 Capital = Belgrade; Area = 102,000 sq. km.
    Christian 67.87 (Protestant 3.5%), Muslim 16.20%, non-Religious/other 15.90, Jewish 0.03%
    Yugoslavia's Home Page

 

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Although most of the above links take you to a country Home Page, you may be interested in specific national periodicals, journals, photos, not to mention travel tips, health reports and more! Excite's site has all of the above plus great links and its "City Links" will get you global info. You can also try Galaxy's Europe Page and click on a country. They often include links to the CIA world fact-book and other helpful listings.

Traveling to Europe? Check the weather or use CNN's weather guide. You can also check hotel listings, city guides, travel tips and air reservations (all on one site). Click here for Currency conversions plus embassy info.

http://www.twics.com/~takakuwa/search/search.html Country-specific search engines around the world

http://www.iol.ie/~discover/europe.htm European Tourist Information Centre (Travel, hotel reservations, sight-seeing, etc.) - in English

http://www.etn.nl/index.html/ European Travel Network - in English

http://mercurio.iet.unipi.it/home.html The European Railway Server (which has links to all of the Railway systems of every European country which allow you to access city-to-city scheduling & pricing).

For a good, general reference to Europe, click Eurochannel and check the European Union's server for information in a variety of languages.

Acknowledgements: above religion statistics are from "Operation World 21st Century Edition," 1993-2001 Patrick Johnstone and GMI. All Rights Reserved.

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Last updated: .  2002 Hope for Europe. All rights reserved

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