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Encyclopedia > Continental Europe

Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and, at times, peninsulas. Notably, in British English usage, the term means Europe excluding the UK. One general definition of "Continental Europe" is the European landmass excluding the UK, Ireland and Iceland. However, different areas of Europe have their own ideas on what the term actually means. Animated, colour-coded map showing the various continents. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ... A peninsula in Croatia A peninsula is a piece of land that is bordered on three or more sides by water. ... British English (BrE, BE, en-GB) is the broad term used to distinguish the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom from forms used elsewhere in the Anglophone world. ...

Political Map (neighbouring countries in Asia and Africa also shown)
Political Map (neighbouring countries in Asia and Africa also shown)

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Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1475x1200, 657 KB) Bold text Description: countries in Europe, map en Source: own map, based on the Generic Mapping Tools and ETOPO2 Author: San Jose, 2 April 2006 Other versions: map in German, map in French, map without text Beschreibung: L... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1475x1200, 657 KB) Bold text Description: countries in Europe, map en Source: own map, based on the Generic Mapping Tools and ETOPO2 Author: San Jose, 2 April 2006 Other versions: map in German, map in French, map without text Beschreibung: L...

Use in the UK

In the United Kingdom, the Continent is used to refer to the mainland of Europe.


A famous, perhaps apocryphal, British newspaper headline once read "Fog in Channel; Continent Cut Off".[1][2] In Judeo-Christian theologies, apocrypha refers to religious Sacred text that have questionable authenticity or are otherwise disputed. ...


The Nordic concept

In Nordic usage, UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Iceland, and Finland are excluded. Political map of the Nordic countries and associated territories. ... Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe which includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. ...


Mediterranean islands

In the Mediterranean context, "The continent" may refer to the continental part of Italy (from Sardinia, Sicilia) or the continental part of France (from Corsica). Cagliari, the chief town. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ... “Corsican” redirects here. ...


References

  1. ^ Barry Manilow: From kitsch to cool?.
  2. ^ Europe no star as election issue.

See also


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Continental Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (122 words)
Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent, is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and peninsulae.
Notably, in British English and Hiberno-English usage, the term means Europe excluding the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In the British mind Continental Europe is foremost represented by the Benelux, Germany, Spain, Italy and especially France.
Continental philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1627 words)
Continental philosophy is a term used in Anglophone philosophy to designate one of two major "traditions" of modern Western philosophy.
It is so named to distinguish it from Anglo-American or analytic philosophy, because, at the time the distinction was first noted (in the mid-twentieth century), continental philosophy was the dominant style of philosophy in continental Europe, while analytical philosophy was the predominant style in the English-speaking world.
The distinction between continental and analytic philosophy is relatively recent, probably dating from the early twentieth century.
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