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Political Map of Europe – Europe Map Political [PDF]

Check out our variations of a printable Europe map political or a Europe Map with countries! You can download any political map of Europe for free as a PDF file. Print out as many copies as you need to teach or learn about the countries of the European continent! Of course, you can also use our maps for other personal or professional purposes.

We also offer other free continent maps and of course a blank map of Europe. So get your free maps now, and also take a look at our fun and interactive Europe map worksheets!

Europe Political Map

The continent of Europe is not to be confused with the European Union. While the geographical region of Europe includes more than 40 countries, the EU only consists of 27 member states. The European Union is an economic and political union, while Europe is a continent.

Our first political map of Europe includes only those countries entirely belonging to the continent. However, parts of Russia (until the Ural mountains) and Turkey (the region of East Thrace and a part of Istanbul) also geographically belong to Europe.

Europe Political Map

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The map shows not only the European countries but also the European capitals and some of the major cities.

Map of Europe with Countries

Here is an alternative map of Europe printable showing today’s political divisions of the European continent. However, this map includes no capitals or other cities, only the country names.

We also offer labeled and blank maps of all the other continents.

Europe Map with Countries

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The map also shows the names of oceans and seas in Europe, such as the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, or the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, take a look at our physical map of Europe page.

Cold War Map of Europe Political

Until the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the map of political Europe looked quite different from today. As you can see in the map below, Germany was still divided into two separate states. At the same time, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia and the USSR still existed as cohesive countries. Today, they are all split up into several independent states.

Map of Europe Political

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During the Cold War Europe was divided into Western and Eastern Europe, approximately alongside the inner German border. Today, the United Nations suggests the following subdivision:

Northern Europe: UK, Ireland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

Southern Europe: Portugal, Spain, Italy, San Marino, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Greece and the European part of Turkey

Eastern Europe: Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Belarus, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Moldova and the European part of Russia

Western Europe: France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein

One could also argue that countries like Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, and others form a separate area of central Europe.

Political Map of Europe with Capitals

The next version below is a Europe map with countries and capitals. Like the similar map above, it includes Russia and Turkey in the continent, even if only parts of these countries are in Europe.

Europe Map with Capitals

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Apart from the printable Europe maps on this page, we also provide different variations of a labeled map of Europe. Also, you might want to enhance your teaching or learning experience with a blank map of Europe.

Printable Europe Political Map

The following map shows the European Union with its member states according to the year they became part of the union. In 2022, Ukraine was also granted EU candidate status as a reaction to the Russian military attack on the country.

Additionally to this map, we also offer a more elaborate map of the EU and timeline maps of the European Union history.

Printable Europe Political Map

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At the time of writing, the European Union consists of 27 member states. Its history can be traced back to 1957, when Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and the Federal Republic of Germany founded the European Economic Community. The goal was to promote European integration by a common economic policy.

Europe Political Map Labeled

The European continent stretches from the Atlantic Ocean via the British Isles in the west and north-west to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea in the north and then all the way down to the Black Sea and the Caucasus Mountains in the east – not to forget the Mediterranean Sea in the south.

The largest European cities are Istanbul, London, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Madrid, Berlin, Kyiv, Paris, Rome and Bucharest. Download below another Europe map PDF.

Europe Political Map Labeled

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Here is a list of all the European countries and capital cities:

  • Albania – Tirana

  • Andorra – Andorra la vella

  • Austria – Vienna

  • Belarus – Minsk

  • Belgium – Brussels

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sarajevo

  • Bulgaria – Sofia

  • Croatia – Zagreb

  • Czechia – Prague

  • Denmark – Copenhagen

  • England – London

  • Estonia – Tallinn

  • Finland – Helsinki

  • France – Paris

  • Germany – Berlin

  • Greece – Athens

  • Hungary – Budapest

  • Iceland – Reykjavík

  • Ireland – Dublin

  • Italy – Rome

  • Kosovo – Pristina

  • Latvia – Riga

  • Liechtenstein – Vaduz

  • Lithuania – Vilnius

  • Luxembourg – Luxembourg

  • Moldova – Chișinău

  • Montenegro – Podgorica

  • Netherlands – Amsterdam

  • North Macedonia – Skopje

  • Northern Ireland – Belfast

  • Norway – Oslo

  • Poland – Warsaw

  • Portugal – Lisbon

  • Romania – Bucharest

  • Russia – Moscow

  • San Marino – San Marino

  • Scotland – Edinburgh

  • Serbia – Belgrade

  • Slovakia – Bratislava

  • Slovenia – Ljubljana

  • Spain – Madrid

  • Sweden – Stockholm

  • Switzerland – Bern

  • Turkey – Ankara

  • Ukraine – Kyiv

  • Wales – Cardiff

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