Largest city by country in Europe
The map below shows the most populous cities of European countries. The most populous city is almost always the capital, with four (...)
October 16, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
lemon in European languages
“Lemon” in European languages
The English word “lemon” comes from Old French limon, which comes from Arabic laymūn or Ottoman Turkish limon, which in turn comes from (...)
October 8, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Europe Ortelius 1572
1572 map of Europe by Abraham Ortelius
The map below is a 1572 copy of a map of Europe created by Abraham Ortelius in 1571. I have digitally restored and remastered the map to (...)
October 4, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
I love you in European languages
“I love you” in European languages
Did you know that “I love you!” is more commonly used in English than “Good morning!”? (I can prove it!). It is used to express feelings (...)
October 3, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Tree cover of the Pyrenees
The Pyrenees are a mountain range that forms a natural border between Spain and France. Just like most other European mountain ranges, (...)
October 1, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps

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Quotation marks in European languages
Map of quotation marks in European languages
We are all familiar with English quotation marks: “these” (double) and ‘these’ (single). The American style (and the prevalent style in (...)
September 24, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Official languages Europe
Official languages of European countries
Most European countries have just one official language. Some actually have none (which is the case of the United Kingdom, where English (...)
September 18, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
dog in European languages
“Dog” in European languages
The English word “dog” comes from Old English docga, the origin of which is uncertain. It eventually replaced Old English hund (cf. (...)
August 16, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments
Nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments per capita by region in Europe
The map below shows the number of nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments (which includes hotels, holiday cottages, camping (...)
August 9, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps
Highest ever recorded temperature in Europe
Highest recorded temperature by country in Europe
The highest officially recorded temperature in the world is 56.7 °C (134 °F), which occurred on 10 July 1913 in Furnace Creek, (...)
August 2, 2018 – Jakub MarianMaps