Italy

Photo: GSFC, Snow in Italy Italy is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its northern, Alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. The independent states of San Marino and the Vatican City are enclaves within the Italian …

Poland

Photo: Dennis Jarvis, Kraków Flowers Poland is bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/nezgGKu952T6uFRg9 Cities Kraków, Poland Warsaw = Warszawa Planeta.com Poland Links Europe

Sámi

Indigenous Peoples Sámi is used to name the Indigenous population of Sápmi (northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and Kola peninsula in Russia). The Sámi flag has been flying in Norway, Finland, Russia and Sweden since 1986. The provinces Finnmark in Norway, Lappland in Sweden and Lappi/Lappland in Finland means ‘land of Sámi’s.’ The area has been …

Croatia

Photo: Michael Matti, Lakes Croatia borders Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the southeast, and Serbia and Montenegro to the east. Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/dTsSFxE7Ev5fpHd5A Cities Rijeka Planeta.com Croatia Links Europe Europe Links

Luxembourg

Luxembourg Flag Spotlight on Luxembourg, a landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/xMqgrKKpCSZ2i8GG6 Recommended Listening Future Tense: Can free public transport save our cities? – Luxembourg is just about to make its public transport free. …

Norway

Photo: Lauri Rantala – Day trekkers having a break Norway borders Sweden to the east its northernmost region is bordered by Finland to the south and Russia to the east. The United Kingdom and Faroe Islands lie to its west across the North Sea, Iceland and Greenland lie to its west across the Norwegian Sea, and Denmark lies south of its southern tip across the Skagerrak Strait. …

Ukraine

Photo: Irene Mei Ukraine is bordered by Russia to the east; Belarus to the north; Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary to the west; Romania and Moldova to the southwest; and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south. The capital is Kiev. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about the Ukraine? = …

Czech Republic

Photo: Nan Palmero, Praha hlavní nádraží The Czech Republic (Czechia) borders Poland to the northeast, Germany to the west and northwest, Austria to the south and Slovakia to the east. The capital and largest city is Prague. Headlines Welcome to Jáchymov: the Czech town that invented the dollar – BBC Escape the Prague Tourists to …

Europe

Map Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia and is is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. To the east and southeast, Europe is generally considered as separated from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural …