28 Maps That Will Completely Change The Way You View Europe

Which country has the most metal bands? Who has the longest summer vacation?

1. How old is each individual country in Europe?

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As of 2016.

2. Which country has the most metal bands?

As of 2016.

3. These are the richest people in each country.

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For better readability, Iceland has been moved slightly to the northwest in the mobile view of the map. Yes, we know. Sorry, Iceland.

As of 2014.

4. This is what Europe would look like if all the ice in the world melted.

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Until next time, Holland!

5. How many videos does Netflix offer?

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As of 2016.

6. What do the women of Europe look at on Pornhub?

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As of 2016.

7. And to compare, this is what the entire world looks at.

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As of 2015.

8. What is the age of consent in each European country?

As of 2007.

9. In which country do the most people live with their parents?

10. These are the top-selling cars in each country.

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11. These places are viewable on Google Street View.

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As of 2014.

12. How does your favorite European country measure up in terms of recycling?

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As of 2016.

13. These are all the cities that have over 1,000 inhabitants.

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As of 2016.

14. And these are the tallest structures around Europe.

Fun fact: Norway’s tallest structure is actually an oil rig. But it’s not counted here since it’s technically not on land.

As of 2014.

15. In which countries are same-sex partnerships recognized?

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As of 2016.

16. And in which countries are there laws against anti-gay and anti-trans crimes?

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As of 2016.

17. This is how the inhabitants of the USA would fit in Europe.

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As of 2014.

18. How many weeks of vacation per year do elementary-school-aged children have in Europe?

19. And how many weeks of that are summer vacation?

20. Europeans speak, on average, this many languages:

As of 2014.

21. And these are the most widely spoken languages after their mother tongue:

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As of 2014.

22. These are the routes of all high-speed trains.

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As of 2015.

23. Europeans get this much sunshine every year:

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State: 2010

24. These are the last kingdoms in Europe.

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As of 2015.

25. There are 1.35 million watercourses in Europe.

As of 2016.

26. On the left, you see how unemployment has developed over the years. And on the right, youth unemployment.

Arbeitslosigkeit zwischen 2002 und 2012

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Jugendarbeitslosigkeit zwischen 1990 und 2013

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27. Who actually brings the presents to Europeans at Christmas?

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As of 2013.

28. And, most importantly, what do Europeans call their beer?

As of 2013.

This post was translated from German.

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