Category Archives: Europe

The world’s second most active volcano is in Europe. It’s Mount Etna in Italy. Vatnajökull (or Vatna Glacier) is Europe’s largest glacier with an area of more than 8,000 square kilometers. Europe has the highest GDP (income per person) of all the continents. As a continent, the economy of Europe is currently the largest on Earth. According to COUNTRYAAH, there are 45 countries in Europe.
In the coastal fringes of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, as well as on the Mediterranean islands, there are large areas of Mediterranean brown earth and terra rossa. The latter arise on hard, pure limestone in an alternately humid, subtropical climate. They are considered to be relic soils dating from the tertiary and interglacial periods. The Mediterranean brown soils that occur in association with them are limited to moist locations with often clay-rich carbonate rock or clay-free rock as a substrate.

Dark clay soils are good arable soils and occur over a large area, for example in south-eastern Europe, as guide soil. They arise in warm to moderately humid climates and have a mighty humus and clay-rich A horizon. As a result of their alternating moisture content, the clays of this horizon swell or shrink depending on the water content.

Marsh and floodplain soils arise on the mostly clay-rich deposits of rivers or seas. They have a special, periodically changing groundwater and soil water balance. In this case, the soil-forming process is so-called gleying, the interplay between reduction when saturated with water and oxidation when air enters, which is associated with a shift and precipitation of substances. Gleye can be good soils if the water balance can be regulated.

Peatland occurs as a process when conditions occur due to particularly high groundwater levels or dammed rainwater with the exclusion of air in which the organic matter is no longer decomposed and peat is formed (peatland). This phenomenon can be seen in Central Europe in the high altitudes of the mountains, in depressions and in some river plains. Extensive boggy soils are only found in the cold zone of the boreal coniferous forests in northern Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

Under the designation permafrost and tundra soils, different soils are summarized, which have a low soil thickness and a high proportion of raw humus in common. For the complete list of nations in Europe, please visit

Russia Religion, Geography, Politics and Population

Religion in Russia The most common religion is Orthodox Christianity. A number of nations profess Islam, Buddhism, Catholicism, Judaism, etc. Transport in Russia In most cities of Russia, you can use buses, fixed-route taxis and taxis to get around. Trolleybuses, trams and metros run in large cities. The most common mode of transport between cities… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Avsallar, Turkey

The climate of Avsallar The town of Avsallar is about two hours travel time from the international airport of Antalya. Like most other villages between Side and Alanya, Avsallar has also been increasingly transformed into a tourist resort. The hotels are mostly located south of the busy main road D-400, which connects Antalya and Alanya.… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Amersfoort, Netherlands

The climate of Amersfoort Amersfoort is a large city in the northeast of the Utrechtat the border with Gelderland. The surroundings of Amersfoort have been inhabited for many centuries. The first mention of Amersfoort in the history books dates back to the 11th century AD. Amersfoort has had city rights since the 13th century. The… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Bergsviken, Sweden

The climate of Bergsviken Within the Köppen-Geiger climate system, Bergsviken has a Dfc climate. In common language we are talking about a cool continental climate or a cool continental climate. This climate type mainly occurs in locations closer to the Arctic Circle than the equator and where the influence of oceans is limited. It is… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Alingsås, Sweden

The climate of Alingsås According to, Alingsås has a temperate maritime climate. Within the Köppen-Geiger climate system that we use, this is the Cfb climate. This climate type is the result of the proximity to the sea. In this case, it is the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean that directly… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Antalya, Turkey

The climate of Antalya According to, Antalya is a large city on the Turkish Riviera. According to visitors, this is one of the more beautiful cities you can visit on the long Turkish coast. The old town, also called Kaleici, is completely car-free. This is where most shops and restaurants can be found. Antalya… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Vlore, Albania

The climate of Vlore According to shopareview, Vlora is located in the south of Albania, on the Mediterranean Sea. Because the city is increasingly developing as a tourist center, many restaurants and bars have been added in recent years. The city has a rich history and is considered an important center for the Orthodox Church… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Bergen, Belgium

The climate of Bergen According to shopareview, Mons (also known as Mons in Wallonia) is the capital of the province of Hainaut. It is an old city, which has been permanently inhabited since the time of the Romans. The first real settlement was built here in the seventh century AD. Only the remains of the… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Obzor, Bulgaria

The climate of Obzor According to shopareview, Obzor is a seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Some sources refer to a city or town. If you look realistically at this place with less than three thousand inhabitants, you can do nothing but use the name ‘village’. Obzor has a long history. It already… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Baska Voda, Croatia

The climate of Baska Voda According to shopareview, the place Baška Voda has a wonderful holiday climate: lots of sun with a nice cool breeze, called the mistral, and a wonderful sea temperature of about 20 °C. Baška Voda is protected from the erratic continental climate by the Biokovo mountain. This leaves the rain in… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Latsi, Cyprus

The climate of Latsi According to shopareview, Latsi is located in the northwest of Cyprus, on the Akamas peninsula and falls under the Polis metropolitan area. The biggest tourist attraction of Latsi are the baths of Aphrodite. Like most beaches in Cyprus, the coast here consists mainly of pebble and sandy beaches. The tourists who… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Brno, Czech Republic

The climate of Brno According to shopareview, Brno is a beautiful old city. In ancient times, the city was the home of the monarchy. Hence the skyline is dominated by the Spielberg Castle (Špilberk). This beautiful castle towers far above the city. In addition to the atmospheric architecture, Brno is also a center for contemporary… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Funen, Denmark

The climate of Funen According to shopareview, Funen is Denmark’s second largest island and is located between the Jutland peninsula and the island of Zealand. The island is connected to the Danish mainland and other islands through a number of bridges and tunnels. The tourists who travel to Copenhagen on Zealand from the European mainland… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Ylitornio, Finland

The climate of Ylitornio According to shopareview, Ylitornio is located in northern Finland. It is one of the places that form an excellent base from which to discover the vast nature of Findland. The village is located on the River Torne. This unnavigable river forms the natural border between Sweden and Finland. On the western… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Arras, France

The climate of Arras According to shopareview, Arras is a northern French city that used to belong to the Netherlands (Atrecht). The influences in architecture, dialect, food and drink are still noticeable. In Arras you can eat a number of dishes that come from the Flemish kitchen. For beer lovers there is generally a wide… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Archangelos, Greece

The climate of Archangelos According to shopareview, Archangelos is one of the largest towns in Rhodes. Because Archangelos is not located directly on the coast, but on a plateau about two kilometers inland, tourism has only slowly developed here. Tourists often prefer to stay near the beach, so the hotels and apartments can be found… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Hévíz, Hungary

The climate of Hévíz According to shopareview, Hévíz is located a stone’s throw from Lake Balaton, near the town of Keszthely, and is one of the oldest inhabited places in Hungary. Hévíz is located on Lake Hévíz, which has been visited since the 18th century for its healing properties. The water temperature of this volcanic… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Waterford, Ireland

The climate of Waterford According to shopareview, Waterford is located in the south east of Ireland and, due to its convenient location, has more hours of sunshine than most places in Ireland. Due to the warm Gulf Stream you will find a very varied vegetation and special animal species on and around the beaches of… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Alghero, Italy

The climate of Alghero In the northwest of Sardinia you will find the town of Alghero. According to shopareview,the city is nicknamed ‘Little Barcelona’. Alghero does indeed have a Spanish touch and that has everything to do with the history of the place. In the fourteenth century, Alghero was taken by the Catalans. It was… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Beaufort, Luxembourg

The climate of Beaufort According to shopareview, the village of Beaufort is located in the east of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The place is best known for the castle ruins. Burg Beaufort is a medieval castle just outside the village. Several parts of the castle have already been restored and are now open to… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Mdina, Malta

The climate of Mdina According to shopareview, Mdina is the smallest independent municipality of Malta and the former capital of the island. The village is located in the central part of the island, not far from the city of Rabat. The place where Mdina can now be found has been inhabited for many centuries, the… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Nikšić, Montenegro

The climate of Nikšić According to shopareview, Nikšić is located slightly west of central Montenegro and is the second largest city in the country. Nikšić was founded by the Romans in the 4th century AD. Today, a number of buildings from this period can still be admired, along with a number of monuments from the… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Almere, Netherlands

The climate of Almere According to shopareview, Almere is a large city in the southwest of the province of Flevoland and has almost 200,000 inhabitants. This makes Almere one of the ten largest cities in the Netherlands. Almere is also the fastest growing city in the Netherlands. It is also one of the youngest cities… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Geilo, Norway

The climate of Geilo According to shopareview, Geilo is located in the middle of the southern part of Norway, on the Ustedalsfjorden. It is a mountain village that is particularly known for its winter sports activities. There are also several ski slopes, some of which are illuminated even at night. Snowboarders and kite skiers will… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Lódź, Poland

The climate of Lódź According to shopareview, Lódź is located in the center of Poland. The textile industry flourished here in the 19th century. The traces of this can still be found everywhere. There are many beautiful Art Nouveau buildings. The city suffered a lot in the Second World War. 34% of the population before… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Algarve, Portugal

The climate of the Algarve According to shopareview, the Algarve occupies the entire width of the southernmost part of Portugal. Although the Algarve is the most popular holiday destination in Portugal, not the entire region has yet been swallowed up by mass tourism and there are certainly quite a few authentic villages and hamlets inland.… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Transylvanian Alps, Romania

The climate of the Transylvanian Alps According to shopareview, the Transylvanian Alps is the part of the Carpathian mountain range that runs through Romania from west to east. With altitudes up to 2500 meters and a continental climate, it is cold in winter and snow is guaranteed in many places over a longer period, making… Read More »