Eurpoean Facts

  • 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.