|Highest Point||Elbrus (5642 m/18,510 ft)|
|Area||11,567,047 sq km / 4,466,041 sq mi|
Area may include lowland areas
|Extent||11,822 km / 7,346 mi North-South|
9,571 km / 5,947 mi East-West
|Center Lat/Long||61° 59' N; 27° 1' E|
|Map Link||Microsoft Bing Map|
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Europe, as geographers have long noted, is not really a continent. The most cynical view is that it is merely a peninsula of Asia, only promoted to continent status becasue people from there happened to have conquered most of the world at one time or another.
However, this convention is very useful when it comes to dividing up the world. The Eurasian landmass is so huge and dwarfs all the other continents so much that chopping it up helps equalize things a little bit. This is especially true when it comes to dividing up the mountain ranges of the world--Asia by itself has enough mountains to overwhelm the Peagbagger.com range scheme, and anything that can be offloaded to Europe keeps the continents more in balance.
Therefore, the definition of Europe used here includes the entire ranges of the Urals and the Caucasus, since using them in their traditional role as dividing lines makes little sense in the context of range classification. Also included, of course, are all ranges west of the Urals: the Alps, Pyrennes, Carpathians, Scandinavian Mountains, and many other important highlands.
For such a relatively small continent, Europe actually has more than its fair share of awesome alpine terrain. The Alps are the quintessential European range, dominating the heart of the continent and rising to rugged, ice-clad slopes directly from densely-populated plains, but the Caucasus are actually higher and even more scenically spectacular.
Even after the Alps and Cacausus, Europe still holds many other impressive ranges, from the unexplored icecaps of Svalbard to the rocky cliffs of Greece, and from the forested ridges of the Urals to the glaciers of the Pyrenees. Except for extreme elevation and massive Central Asia-style blocs of ranges, Europe can match any continent in the variety and challenge of its peaks.
|Map of Europe|
Click on neighboring ranges to navigate to them.
Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
|Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Europe.|
|The World||Level 0 (Parent)|
|         North America||Level 1 (Sibling)|
|         South America||Level 1 (Sibling)|
|         Europe||Level 1|
|                 Scandinavia-European Arctic||Level 2 (Child)|
|                 Northwest Europe||Level 2 (Child)|
|                 Iberian Peninsula||Level 2 (Child)|
|                 Alps||Level 2 (Child)|
|                 Italian Peninsula and Islands||Level 2 (Child)|
|                 Eastern Europe Ranges||Level 2 (Child)|
|                 Balkan Peninsula||Level 2 (Child)|
|                 Ural Mountains||Level 2 (Child)|
|                 Caucasus Mountains||Level 2 (Child)|
|         Asia||Level 1 (Sibling)|
|         Africa||Level 1 (Sibling)|
|         Australia-Oceania||Level 1 (Sibling)|
|         Antarctica||Level 1 (Sibling)|
Major Peaks of the Europe
|Ten Highest Peaks|
|2.||Gora Dykh-Tau||5205||17,077||Caucasus Mountains|
|4.||Gora Koshtan-Tau||5152||16,903||Caucasus Mountains|
|5.||Pik Pushkin||5100||16,732||Caucasus Mountains|
|7.||Gora Kazbek||5034||16,516||Caucasus Mountains|
|10.||Kukurtlu Dome||4978||16,332||Caucasus Mountains|
|Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.|
Photos of Peaks in the Europe
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