5 Interesting Facts About Europe

Russia Is Home To The Tallest Building


The tallest building in Europe is in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is named the Lakhta Centre and is around 1515 feet tall. It is shaped like a shard of glass and inside contains offices, science centre, conference rooms, sports centres etc. In fact, this building has the largest volume of glass ever used on a skyscraper.



In Europe, there are around 200 languages spoken. Only 24 of these are documented as official language by the EU. When the European parliament holds any meetings, debates, conferences etc, a transcript is created in each 24 languages for everyone to understand. The parliament employs the greatest number of interpreters in the world.

Smallest Town In Europe


The smallest town in Europe is Croatia. More specifically, ‘The Little Town of Hum’ on the northwest of Croatia. This town consists of around 30 people and is known for its brandy.

Sunday’s In Switzerland


In Switzerland, it is against the law to mow the grass, do laundry, wash your vehicle, or start building anything on Sundays. This is because the people of Switzerland believe that Sunday is the day of rest and no loud noise should be interrupting anyone’s day or relaxation.

57-Lettered Town Name


In Wales in the UK, there is a 57-lettered town name called ‘Llanfairpwll-gwyngyllgogerychwrndrob-wllllantysiliogogogoch. The name actually means ‘cave’ and is the longest town name in the whole of Europe.

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