Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000sqmi) or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 countries, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent (although the country has territory in both Europe and Asia), while Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 739–743million or about 11% of the world's population. Europe has a climate heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents, tempering winters and enabling warm summers on most of the continent, even on latitudes that have severe climates in North America and Asia. Further from the Atlantic, seasonal differences increase, but the mildness of the climate remains.
In Greek mythologyEuropa (/jʊˈroʊpə, jə-/; Greek: ΕὐρώπηEurṓpē) was the mother of KingMinos of Crete, a woman with Phoenician origin of high lineage, and for whom the continentEurope was named. The story of her abduction by Zeus in the form of a white bull was a Cretan story; as Kerényi points out "most of the love-stories concerning Zeus originated from more ancient tales describing his marriages with goddesses. This can especially be said of the story of Europa".
Europa's earliest literary reference is in the Iliad, which is commonly dated to the 8th century B.C. Another early reference to her is in a fragment of the HesiodicCatalogue of Women, discovered at Oxyrhynchus. The earliest vase-painting securely identifiable as Europa, dates from mid-7th century B.C.
The etymology of her Greek name (εὐρύςeurys "wide" or "broad" and ὤψops "eye(s)" or "face") suggests that Europa as a divine spirit represented the wide-faced cow Hathor, at least on some symbolic level. Metaphorically, at a later date her name could be construed as the intelligent or open-minded, analogous to glaukopis (γλαυκῶπις) attributed to Athena. However, Ernest Klein and Giovanni Semerano suggest a possible Semitic origin in Akkadian erebu "to go down, set" (in reference to the sun) which would parallel occident.
The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 3 stars stating "Europe is essentially a straight-ahead hard bop/post-bop date, and yet, it isn't necessarily an album that jazz purists will be comfortable with. That's because Motian doesn't stick to the type of all-acoustic format that purists expect... Europe is a solid effort that will please those who admire Motian's flexibility and open-mindedness".
A country known for having Europe’s largest lake and the largest thermal water cave system in the world ... He didn’t, he retired from the race which would be Fernando Alonso’s maiden F1 victory ... Sticking with Europe we’ll head to the Czech Republic ... However, his stint in F1 was even more underwhelming than Baumgartner.
Pierre Gasly made his debut in 2017 at the end of the season for Toro Rosso and finally got his chance in F1 in 2018 ...Yuki Tsunoda hasn't won a title since he started racing in Europe, but the Japanese driver is coming to F1 with sky-high hopes ... The two drivers compete for their place in F1, but mainly also for a place at Red Bull Racing.
Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has tested positive for Covid-19 but is only experiencing "mild symptoms" ... A statement from Ferrari read ... Read more ... Hamilton says 2020 F1 triumph was different to all other seasons ... SIGN UP ... SIGN UP ... The new F1 season is set to get under way in Bahrain on March 28 before it heads to Europe for a race in Imola on April 18 ... .
In 2020, Imola returned to the Formula One calendar when F1 and the FIA were looking for circuits in Europe to reduce costs and travel ... New F1 calendar seems to reveal TBC race ... "Imola is getting ready for the first Formula One race in Europe in 2021 ... F1 cannot continue trend of ...
Lewis Hamilton won his sixth F1 world title last year (Picture... F1 officials have been forced into action with strict coronavirus travel restrictions in place in both countries ... Lewis Hamilton will kick off his championship defence in Bahrain on March 28 before the circus heads to Europe for a race in Imola on April 18. Updated 2021 F1 RaceCalendar ... .
2021 F1 season won't be ... F1 faced an unprecedented 2020 season of 17 rounds in Europe and the Middle East due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a late start in July and an extremely congested schedule that ran into December ... 2021 F1 season won't be ... Well done F1 for holding a season in the pandemic - but what happens next?.
Carlin has watched Tsunoda become the 27th driver to graduate from his squad to an F1 race seat, and he reckons the Japanese ace will shine ... "If he picks up F1 as fast as he picked up F2 then I think he'll be giving Pierre a good run for his money once they get back to Europe.".
The Japanese has gone through the various classes in recent years and is already going to F1, the question is whether it is not on the early side ... If he picks up the F1 as fast as the F2, he will be able to fight Pierre Gasly when we return to Europe," Carlin expects.