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Largest Countries in Europe

Amruta Deshpande Jun 22, 2024
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Europe covers 2% of the surface of the Earth which accounts to about 6.8% of land area and is thus the 6th largest continent in the world.
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Europe is divided into 50 sovereign states of which 6 are of limited to no international recognition.
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Here is a compilation of the 5 largest countries in Europe in the decreasing order of their size.
1. Russia
Capital : Moscow
Area : 17,075,400sq km
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Russia is not only the largest country in Europe but also the largest in the world.
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It is also the most populous country in Europe and stands ninth in the world for its population.
Russia is known for its extremely cold winters. In fact, Siberia is the coldest place on Earth.

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Russian Armed Forces is one of the largest and the second most powerful military in the world.
2. Ukraine
Capital : Kyiv
Area : 603,628 sq km
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Ukraine is the largest country in Eastern Europe and 46th in the world.
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Ukraine is famous for its Orthodox Churches as Eastern Orthodoxy is the predominant religion here. 
Being one of the top exporters of Wheat, Ukraine is referred to as the "breadbasket" of Europe.

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3. France
Capital : Paris
Area : 551 695 sq km(within Europe)
France is located in the Western Europe, known as Metropolitan France.

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Paris, the capital city of France houses the Eiffel Tower - the world famous symbolic monument.

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France has a nickname of "L'hexagone" due to its geometrical shape like a six sided polygon.
4. Spain
Capital : Madrid
Area : 551 695 sq km
Spain is located on the Iberian Peninsula in Southwestern Europe.

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Kingdom of Spain is a constitutional monarchy and Felipe VI is the present King.

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Owing to its amazing food and scenic beauty, Spain is a famous tourist destination.
5. Sweden
Capital : Stockholm
Area : 450,295 sq km
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Sweden is a Scandinavian nation located in the northern part of Europe along with Denmark, Finland and Norway.

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Forests and woodland occupy nearly 2/3 of Sweden's land area. The rest is farmland and lakes. 

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With its increasing greenery, Sweden has made it to the list of top cleanest countries in the world.