Administrative unit

Europe

Continent

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Preferred Name:
EUROPE
Unit Type:
Continent
Date created:
 
Date abolished:
 
Unit ID:
10618435
Authorities:
Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)

Notes:

Second smallest continent on Earth. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean, Black, and Caspian seas. The continent's eastern boundary runs along the Ural Mountains and the Ural River. Its area includes numerous islands, archipelagoes, and peninsulas. The people of Europe constitute about one-seventh of the world's population (Encyclopædia Britannica).

Alternative names

The following alternative names exist:

Name Status Language Start End Authority
EUROPE Preferred English     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
EUROOPA Preferred Estonian     Aare Vesi, Estonian - English - Estonian Dictionary
EUROPA Preferred Swedish     Institute for Language and Folklore, Språkrådet Swedish-English Dictionary

Unit associations

We know of no associations with other units.

Unit history

This unit was part of the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
WORLD Gazetteer root record     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)

Boundary changes

We know of no boundary changes affecting this unit.

Lower level units

This unit contained the following units:

Name Type Start End Authority
LEAGUE OF NATIONS World Organization 1919 1946 The Times Survey Atlas of the World
COUNCIL OF EUROPE Continental Organization 05 may 1949   Council of Europe, Council of Europe
EUROPEAN ARCHIVAL NETWORK Continental Organization 15 may 1998   European Archive Network, European Archive Network
EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY Continental Organization 1993   European Commission, EUROPA Gateway to the European Union
EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION Continental Organization 1974   European Science Foundation, European Science Foundation
EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY Continental Organization 1975   European Space Agency, European Space Agency
EUROPEAN UNION Continental Organization 18 apr 1951   European Commission, EUROPA Gateway to the European Union
EUROZONE Continental Organization 01 jan 2002   European Commission, EUROPA Gateway to the European Union
NORDIC COUNCIL Continental Organization 1952   Nordic Council / Council of Ministers, Nordic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers
NORDIC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS Continental Organization 1971   Nordic Council / Council of Ministers, Nordic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers
ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO OPERATION IN EUROPE Continental Organization 01 aug 1975   OSCE, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
BALTIC STATES Sub-Continent     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
IBERIAN PENINSULA Sub-Continent     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
SCANDINAVIA Sub-Continent     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
THE BALKANS Sub-Continent     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
THE ISLES Sub-Continent     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
THE LOW COUNTRIES Sub-Continent     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
ALBANIA Sov Country 1913   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ANDORRA Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
AUSTRIA Sov/Sov/Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
AUSTRO HUNGARIAN EMPIRE Sov Country 1867 1920 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
BADEN Sov Country   1871 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
BAVARIA Sov Country   1871 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
BELARUS Sov/Sov/Dep Country 1918   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BELGIUM Sov Country 1839   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BERLIN Sov Country   1871 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Sov/Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
BREMEN Sov Country   1867 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
BRUNSWICK Sov Country   1867 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
BULGARIA Sov Country 1878   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CRETE Sov Country 1898 1913 S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
CROATIA Sov/Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CYPRUS Sov Country 1960   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
CZECHOSLOVAKIA Sov Country 1920 1992 S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
CZECH REPUBLIC Sov Country 1992   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
DANZIG Sov Country 1920 1945 S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
DENMARK Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ESTONIA Sov/Dep/Dep/Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
FAROE Dep Country     Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
FINLAND Sov Country 1918   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
FIUME Sov Country 1920 1924 S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
FRANCE Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC Sov Country 1949 1990 S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
GERMANY Sov Country 1871   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GIBRALTAR Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GREECE Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
GUERNSEY CrProt Country     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
HAMBURG Sov Country   1867 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
HANOVER Sov Country   1866 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
HESSE CASSEL Sov Country   1866 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
HESSE DARMSTADT Sov Country   1871 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
HUNGARY Sov/Sov/Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ICELAND Sov Country 1918   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
IRELAND Sov Country 1922   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
ISLE OF MAN CrProt Country     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
ITALY Sov Country 1861   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
JERSEY CrProt Country     Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th ed. (London: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. UK, 1986)
KINGDOM OF THE TWO SICILIES Sov Country 1816 1861 Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., Encyclopaedia Britannica online
KOSOVO Disputed Country 2008   BBC, BBC News
LATVIA Sov/Dep/Sov Country 1918   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
LIECHTENSTEIN Sov Country 1815   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
LITHUANIA Sov/Sov/Dep Country 1918   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
LUBECK Sov Country   1867 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
LUCCA Sov Country 1815 1847 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
LUXEMBOURG Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MACEDONIA Sov/Dep Country 1946   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MALTA Sov Country 1964   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MASSA AND CARRARA Sov Country   1829 Hilkens, States and Regents of the World
MECKLENBURG SCHWERIN Sov Country   1867 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
MECKLENBURG STRELITZ Sov Country   1868 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
MODENA AND REGGIO Sov Country   1859 Hilkens, States and Regents of the World
MOLDOVA Sov/Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MOLDOVA Sov Country   1859 Rosenberg, New Countries of the World
MONACO Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
MONTENEGRO Sov/Sov/Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
NAPLES Sov Country   1816 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
NETHERLANDS Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
NORTH GERMAN CONFEDERATION Sov Country 1867 1871 USGenNet, USGenNet
NORWAY Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
OLDENBURG Sov Country   1867 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
OTTOMAN EMPIRE Sov Country   1922 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
PAPAL STATES Sov Country   1871 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
PARMA AND PIACENZA Sov Country   1859 Cahoon, World Statesman
POLAND Sov Country 1918   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
POLISH LITHUANIAN COMMONWEALTH Sov Country   1795 Rahvusarhiiv
PORTUGAL Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
PRUSSIA Dep/Sov Country     Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
ROMANIA Sov Country 1859   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
RUSSIA Sov/Sov/Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SAN MARINO Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SARDINIA Sov Country 1815 1861 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
SAXONY Sov Country   1871 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
SERBIA Sov/Sov/Dep Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO Sov Country 1992 2006 UNHRC (The UN Refugee Agency), Refworld: The Leader in Refugee Decision Support
SICILY Sov Country   1816 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
SLOVAKIA Sov Country 1992   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SLOVENIA Sov/Dep Country 1918   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SPAIN Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SWEDEN Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
SWITZERLAND Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
TURKEY Sov Country 1922   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
TUSCANY Sov Country   1859 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
UKRAINE Sov/Sov/Dep Country 1918   United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS Sov Country 1922 1991 S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
UNITED KINGDOM Sov Country     United Nations, Statistical Division of the United Nations
UNITED PROVINCES OF CENTRAL ITALY Sov Country 1859 1860 Cahoon, World Statesman
VATICAN CITY Sov Country 1929   S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
WALLACHIA Sov Country   1859 Cartage, Cartage
WURTTEMBURG Sov Country   1871 Sir Edward Hertslet, The map of Europe by treaty: showing the various political and territorial changes which have taken place since the general peace of 1814 (London: HM Stationery Office, 1875)
YUGOSLAVIA Sov Country 1918 1992 S. and J. Rossiter and Flower, The Stamp Atlas (London: Macdonald, 1986)
How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Europe through time | Census tables with data for the Continent, A Vision of Europe through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofeurope.eu/unit/10618435

Date accessed: 28th March 2020