Largest Lake: Lake Ladoga in north western Russia has an area of 17,700 square kilometres (6,800 square miles).
Longest River: The Volga River in Russia is 3,530 kilometres (2,193 miles) long.
Smallest Country (by land area and population): Vatican City is a tiny country within the Italian city of Rome. The Pope, the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, lives here along with its 800 other citizens.
Biggest Country (by land area): the Russian Federation is the biggest country by land area, not just in Europe but across the whole world!
Languages: there are more than 200 different languages spoken in Europe. The EU recognises 23 languages that are in common use amongst its member countries, where two of every three Europeans live.