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Europe is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, which took place around the 19th century in England. To supply the growing industry, European countries went in search of natural resources (raw material). The continent has also effectively exploited its internal resources.

The amount of natural resources contained on the continent is limited. This implies a dependence on the raw material from other countries. However, this dependency does not pose any major problems.

What is seen in the contemporary world is a great interest of underdeveloped countries that are constantly seeking to commercialize their resources, promoting high competitiveness among different nations. The large supply results in a decrease in prices on the international market, which proves the law of supply and demand. In addition, there is another attraction for those who buy: the better quality of the raw material placed on the market. This fact discourages the primary production of mineral resources by industrialized countries. Thus, these European countries prefer to purchase quality raw materials at a low price than to extract them in their territories.

Europe has a territorial extension of 10.3 million square kilometers, being divided into 50 countries. Many countries on that continent have an area smaller than a single state in United States. Some of these nations are called mini-countries, as they have small territorial extensions and small population contingents.

Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, Malta, Liechtenstein and the Vatican are the smallest and least populous European countries. The Vatican, for example, is the smallest country in the world, whose area is only 0.44 kmē. Andorra, the largest of these mini-countries, has a territorial extension of 470 kmē. A common feature among these countries is overpopulation, with the highest demographic densities on the planet.

Despite having a small area, these countries have a high rate of economic and social development. The residents of these small European countries enjoy an excellent standard of living.

Tourism is quite intense in these nations, especially in the Vatican (seat of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Church), Andorra (ski resorts), Monaco and San Marino. Liechtenstein stands out for its industrial activity; Malta, for its part, has an economy based on the industrial sector and financial services.

Geographical data for small European countries:

Andorra
Territorial extension: 470 kmē.
Population: 80,153 residents.
Demographic density: 171 residents / kmē.

Liechtenstein
Territorial extension: 160 kmē.
Population: 37,194 residents.
Demographic density: 232 residents / kmē.

Malta
Territorial extension: 320 kmē.
Population: 430,146 residents.
Demographic density: 1,344 residents / kmē.

Monaco
Territorial extension: 2 kmē.
Population: 38,066 inhabitants.
Demographic density: 19,033 inhabitants / kmē.

San Marino
Land area: 60 kmē.
Population: 31,637 residents.
Demographic density: 527 residents / kmē.

Vatican
Territorial extension: 0.44 kmē.
Population: 990 residents.
Demographic density: 1.89 residents  / kmē.

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Maps of Europe
Europe
Countryaah.com
View a large collection of maps including Balkans, Constantinople, Corsica, German Empire, Hispania, Italia, Ottoman Empire, Roman Empire, Waterloo and World War II Maps.
https://www.countryaah.com/european-countries/

1UpTravel.com - Maps of Europe
Browse a collection of reference and political maps of the European continent. Check out the maps of Balkan region, Baltic states as well as Central and Eastern Europe.
http://www.1uptravel.com/worldmaps/europe-con.html

Baltic Sea Region - GIS, Maps and Statistical Database
Provides an extensive database of land-use, population-dispersion and industrial-activity information for the northern European region.
http://www.grida.no/baltic/

Eastern Europe - CIA Atlas
From the Univeristy of Texas library, check out this large selection of all kinds of maps of Europe. Plus, an entire historical map center.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/Atlas_east

Europe - About.com, Blank Map
Presents a blank map of the entire European continent. Good for teachers to print out for students or play a game like, 'fill in the countries.'
http://geography.about.com/science/geography/library/blank/e

Europe - Brock University Map Library
View a medium-sized, black and white outline map of the continent with only the names and borders of countries represented.
http://www.brocku.ca/maplibrary/fortopo/euroname.html

Europe - Flags On Maps
Go here to find out what the flag of any European country looks like. Trick is, you'll need to know the country by its shape first.
http://s700.uminho.pt/europa.html

Europe - MapQuest.com
Large graphical map of Europe allows for clicking on a country or region to get a closer view. Also text listing for maps of each country.
http://www.mapquest.com/cgi-bin/ia_find?link=btwn/twn-map_at

Europe - National Geographic Political Map
Presents a small, simplistic map of Europe with each of the countries names, plus major water bodies.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/resources/ngo/maps/polymap

Europe - Rec.org Maps
Features a clear, color map of Central and with country names and borders boldly showing. Spans from Iceland to the Caspian Sea.
http://www.rec.org/REC/Maps/eur_map.html

Europe - The Perry-Castaeda Library Map Collection
Browse a collection of modern-day and historical maps of Europe. Includes links to individual country maps, from the University of Texas.
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/Libs/PCL/Map_collection/europe.htm

Europe - Travel.com Map
Access a graphical map in shades of green and locate countries throughout Europe. Click on a country for a brief almanac.
http://www.travel.com.hk/region/euromap.htm

Europe - VirtualTourist.com
Presents a large solid colored map of all the European countries. Click on a country to find facts and information.
http://www.virtualtourist.com/Europe/?s=@972454771-9857

Europe - WorldAtlas.com
Modern map of the entire European continent allows users easy access to maps, country facts, and overviews.
http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/eu.htm

Europe for Visitors - Spy Maps
Offers collection of current maps of over 30 European countries. Level of detail is suitable for travel planning and homework assignments.
http://www.europeforvisitors.com/europe/spymaps/bl_spymaps.h

Historic Atlas Resource - Europe
Features a collection of atlases of Europe at various stages of world history.
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~atlas/europe/maps.html

Maps of Europe - Travel.To
Access an alphabetical index of countries in Europe with links to individual physical maps.
http://travel.to/maps_of_europe
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