Europe's population is concentrated in Italy, Germany, France,
the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Europe is the second
smallest continent on the planet, and, its territory is quite
fragmented, as it is divided into 50 countries. The total
population in Europe is approximately 742.5 million residents
(2013). Taking into account the limited territory of the
continent, it can be said that it is quite populated, because it
has a demographic density of 72.9 residents /Km 2 .
The European population has its origin ethnically linked to
different peoples, especially: Anglo-Saxons, Scandinavians,
Slavs, Germans and Latinos, although there are countries whose
population originates from miscegenation between the
aforementioned human groups.
Christianity (Catholics, Protestants and Orthodox) is the
religion practiced by the majority of the European population,
which is distributed irregularly in the territory. There are
areas where the concentration is very high, with more than 300
residents /km 2 , and in others they have a
demographic density below 1 residents /km 2 .
The most populated part of Europe is located in central-west,
a region that stands out especially for industrial and
commercial production. The region is home to countries such as
Italy, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Germany.
To the north of the continent, a region close to the Arctic
circle, the population is very restricted, a condition imposed
by the extremely cold climate.
Among Europe's most populous countries, Russia ranks first,
with about 142 million residents, then Germany (82 million),
France (64 million), the United Kingdom (63 million), Italy (61
million), Spain (47 million) and Ukraine (44 million). The
highest population density in Europe belongs to the Republic of
Malta, with around 1,344 residents /km 2 .
abbreviationfinder for list of all acronyms related to Europe.