Europe is the second smallest continent in the world. From the Artic circle in the north, to the Mediterranean Sea in the south, and between the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Ural mountains in the east. Europe is made up of 44 countries with diverse cultures, languages and histories. Europe is also home to some of the world’s most famous and historic cities, such as Paris, London, Rome, and Athens. The continent has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its art, music, literature, and architecture. It also has a deep history, with many ancient cultures and civilizations having existed in Europe, such as the Greeks, Romans, and Franks.