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Europe British & World English

A continent of the northern hemisphere, separated from Africa to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and from Asia to the east roughly by the Bosporus, the Caucasus Mountains, and the Ural Mountains. Europe contains approximately 20 per cent of the world’s population

Europe, Council of British & World English

An association of European states founded in 1949 to safeguard the political and cultural heritage of Europe and promote economic and social cooperation. One of the Council’s principal achievements is the European Convention on Human Rights

Europe-wide British & World English

Extending throughout Europe; of or relating to the whole of Europe.

Middle Europe British & World English

A loosely defined region of central northern Europe, extending roughly from Germany in the west to Poland and Hungary in the east.

mainland Europe British & World English

The continent of Europe, especially as distinguished from the British Isles.

Eastern Europe British & World English

The portion of the European landmass that lies east of Germany and the Alps and west of the Ural Mountains. It includes the former Eastern bloc countries of Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia (formerly as Czechoslovakia), Hungary, Romania, and Bulgaria, as well as the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and the former Soviet republics of Belarus and Ukraine, along with Russia west of the Urals