Armenia and Cyprus politically are considered European countries, though geographically they are located in the West Asia territory.
Europe's largest country is Russia (37% of total continent area) and the smallest one is Vatican City, which occupies only a small area in the center of Rome.
Many Central European countries and regions were part of the German and Austro-Hungarian empires and the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth and thus share common cultural and historical connections.
Eastern Europe, which remained Eastern Orthodox Christian, was the area of Byzantine cultural influence; after the schism (1054), The area developed cultural unity and resistance to the Western world (Catholic and Protestant) within the framework of Slavonic language and the Cyrillic alphabet.
Geographically, Eastern Europe represents a huge area and as a result of sheer size is a melting pot of some very exotic and sensual races.
Armies, missionaries, and merchants have trod the roads passing through here for centuries.
Europe is a unique continent, which is not surrounded by water from all directions, and has an overland border with the neighbouring Asia.
Physiographically, it occupies the northwestern part of the large landmass known as Eurasia and surrounded from the north by the Arctic Ocean, from the west by the Atlantic Ocean, from the south by the Mediterranean Sea, and from the southeast by the Black Sea.
According to Hungarian historian Jenő Szűcs, foundations of Central European history at the first millennium were in close connection with Western European development.
He explained that between the 11th and 15th centuries not only Christianization and its cultural consequences were implemented, but well-defined social features emerged in Central Europe based on Western characteristics.
By Tradition, women from Eastern Europe make it a top priority to find their life partner at an early stage of adult life.