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Fun Fact: There are exactly 187,888 lakes and 179,584 islands within the territory of Finland.
Fun Fact: There are no mountains in Iceland — just valleys.
Fun Fact: Sognefjorden is the largest fjord in Norway and third largest in the world. It is the longest ice-free fjord in the world and stretches 127 miles (205 km) inland from the ocean.
Fun Fact: There are 260,000 reindeer in Sweden.
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Fun Fact: The Greeks have cultivated olive trees since ancient times. Some olive trees planted in the 13th century are still producing!
Fun Fact: Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – more than 40!
Fun Fact: Valletta, Malta´s capital, is according to UNESCO one of the most concentrated historical areas in the world.
Fun Fact: Spain is one of the world’s biggest producers of saffron, an important ingredient in paella.
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Fun Fact: The Austrian flag is one of the oldest national flag in the world. It dates from 1191!
Fun Fact: Belgium produces 220,000 tonnes of chocolate per year. This amounts to 22 kg of chocolate per inhabitant annually!
Fun Fact: The first fish and chips restaurant in England was opened in 1860 by a Jewish immigrant.
Fun Fact: France produces nearly a billion tons of cheese a year in around 1200 different varieties.
Fun Fact: There are over 300 kinds of bread in Germany.
Fun Fact: TV-Series Game Of Thrones employed more locals in Northern Ireland than the civil service.
Fun Fact: Skara Brae, on the island of Orkney, is the most complete Neolithic village in Europe. It is also the oldest building in Britain, dating from 3100 BCE.
Fun Fact: There are more than 10,000 caves in Slovenia!
Fun Fact: In Switzerland, there are 208 mountains over 3000 meters high – with 24 of them over 4000 meters.
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Fun Fact: The famous Bulgarian rose oil is used for making some of the world’s most popular and expensive perfumes. You need 1000 rose blossoms to produce just one gram of oil!
Fun Fact: Kopacki rit Nature park in eastern Croatia is the largest and best preserved wetland in entire Europe.
Fun Fact: Estonia has the highest number of meteorite craters per land area in the world.
Fun Fact: The Białowieża Primeval Forest in Poland is Europe’s last ancient forest and home to 800 European bison, Europe’s heaviest land animals.
Fun Fact: Europe’s second largest underground glacier, Scarisoara, is found underneath the Bihor Mountains in Romania. It has a volume of 75,000 cubic meters and has existed for more than 3500 years!
Fun Fact: The Trans-Siberian Railway crosses 8 time zones, goes through 87 cities and towns, and crosses 16 rivers in Russia.