About 730 million people live in Europe – about 12 percent of the world’s population.
Europe is one of the most densely populated continents averaging 70 people per square kilometer.
Most Europeans are descended from tribes who migrated into Europe more than 1500 years ago.
Most British people are descended from a mix of Celts, Angles, Saxons, Danes and others. Most French people are descended from Gauls and Franks. Most Eastern Europeans are Slavic.
North Europeans such as Scandinavians often have fair skin and blonde hair. South Europeans such as Italians often have olive skin and dark hair. Most European countries have a mix of people from all parts of the world, including former European colonies in Africa and Asia.
Most Europeans are Christians.
Most Europeans speak an Indo-European language, such as English, French or Russian.
Languages like French, Spanish and Italian are romance languages that come from Latin, language of the Romans.
Basque people in Spain speak a language related to no other language. Hungarians, Finns and Estonians speak a Uralic- Altaic language like those of Turkey and Mongolia.