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Northern Europe
Northern Europe

Northern Europe is the northern part of the European continent. Over time this region has been defined variously, but today it is generally seen to include: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...

The United Nations Statistics Division defines Northern Europe as: Political map of the Nordic countries and associated territories. ... Motto none Anthem Ã…länningens sÃ¥ng Capital (and largest city) Mariehamn Official languages Swedish Government Autonomous province  -  Governor Peter Lindbäck1  -  Premier Roger Nordlund Autonomy  -  Declared 1920   -  Recognized 19212  Accession to the  January 1, 19953 Area  -  Total 13,517 km² (unranked) 5,267 sq mi   -  Water (%) 89 Population  -  2005... Map showing the parts Karelia is traditionally divided into. ... Location of Kola south of the Barents Sea. ... This article is about the British dependencies. ... The borders of Western Europe were largely defined by the Cold War. ... The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe, from 53°N to 66°N latitude and from 20°E to 26°E longitude. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Northern Germany is the the geographic area of the five German states Bremen, Hamburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Niedersachsen and Schleswig-Holstein in the German Lowlands known as the Northern German Plain with Low German as the historic language (see: Benrath line). ...

A Dutch map of Northern Europe, printed in 1601.

Before the 19th century, the term 'Nordic' or 'Northern' was commonly used to mean Northern Europe in a sense that included the Nordic countries, European Russia, the Baltic countries (at that time Livonia and Courland) and Greenland. Image File history File links Flag_of_Aaland. ... National motto: ? Official language Swedish Capital Mariehamn Governor Peter Lindbäck Premier Roger Nordlund Total Area  - Land  - Water 6,784 km² 1,527 km² 5,258 km² Population  - Total (2002)  - Density 26,257 17. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the British dependencies. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guernsey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jersey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Faroe_Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iceland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_isle_of_man. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Latvia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Lithuania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Svalbard and Jan Mayen are Norwegian territories in the Arctic Ocean, considered together for administrative purposes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 580 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 742 pixel, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Septrionales region, a Dutch map of Northern Europe (1601). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 580 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 742 pixel, file size: 281 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Septrionales region, a Dutch map of Northern Europe (1601). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... European Russia can be considered the western areas of Russia, where most of the population is centred. ... The three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania The terms Baltic countries, Baltic Sea countries, Baltic states, and Balticum refer to slightly different combinations of countries in the general area surrounding the Baltic Sea. ... Baltic Tribes, ca 1200 CE This article is about the region in Europe. ... Coat of arms of Courland Courland (Latvian: ; German: ; Latin: Curonia / Couronia; Lithuanian: ; Estonian: ; Polish: ; Russian: ) is an historical Baltic province now part of Latvia. ...


In earlier eras, when Europe was dominated by the Mediterranean region (i.e. the Roman Empire), everything not near this sea was termed Northern Europe, including Germany, the Low Countries, and Austria. This meaning is still used today in some contexts, such as in discussions of the Northern Renaissance. In medieval times, the term (Ultima) Thule was used to mean a semi-mythical place in the extreme northern reaches of the continent. Motto Senatus Populusque Romanus (SPQR) The Roman Empire at its greatest extent. ... The Low Countries, the historical region of de Nederlanden, are the countries (see Country) on low-lying land around the delta of the Rhine, Scheldt, and Meuse (Maas) rivers. ... The Northern Renaissance is the term used to describe the Renaissance in northern Europe, or more broadly in Europe outside Italy. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... Thule as Tile on the Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus. ... A mythical place is a place that does not really exist but is accepted folklore or speculation that it might exist or might have existed in earlier times but its actual location is now lost. ...


In a European Union context, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, and the Netherlands are often seen as belonging to a Northern group. The Northern group is a term used to describe the northern member states of the European Union but varies in its definition. ...


Today the term is of subjective nature with its meaning usually determined by the geo-political outlook of the speaker. This also means that the definition of the term is largely socio-political as there is no rationale to include England as being part of Northern Europe while excluding the Netherlands. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total...


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Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3925 words)
Europe is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and to the south by the Mediterranean and the Caucasus.
Europe's boundary to the east is vague, but has traditionally been given as the watershed for the Ural Mountains and Caspian Sea to the southeast: the Urals are considered by most to be a geographical and tectonic landmark separating Asia from Europe.
Azerbaijan and Georgia have territory in Europe north of the crest of the Caucasus and the Kura River.
Northern Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (409 words)
Northern Europe is a name of the northern part of the European continent.
Before the 19th century, the term 'Nordic' or 'Northern' was commonly used to mean Northern Europe in a sense that included the Nordic countries, European Russia, the Baltic countries (at that time Livonia and Courland) and Greenland.
The Baltic States were during the Cold War and before that during the height of the Russian Empire considered to be part of Eastern Europe, although the peoples are not Slavs, and the Baltic States share much history and many common traits with the Nordic countries.
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