Geography of Europe SS6G8 The student will locate selected features of Europe. Belgium Capital: City of Brussels King: Philippe of Belgium Population: 11.02 million (2011) World Bank Official languages: French Language, German Language, Dutch Language France Capital: Paris President: François Hollande Population: 65.43 million (2011) World Bank Currencies: Euro, CFP franc Government: Unitary state Germany Capital: Berlin Population: 81.8 million (2011) World Bank President: Joachim Gauck Official language: German Language Government: Federal republic Italy Capital: Rome Currency: Euro Prime minister: Enrico Letta Official language: Italian Language Poland Capital: Warsaw Currency: Polish złoty Official language: Polish Language Government: Parliamentary republic, Democracy Russia Capital: Moscow Population: 143 million (2011) World Bank President: Vladimir Putin Government: Federal republic Official language: Russian Language Spain Capital: Madrid Currency: Euro King: Juan Carlos I of Spain Official language: Spanish Language Government: Constitutional monarchy Ukraine Capital: Kiev Currency: Ukrainian hryvnia Official language: Ukrainian Language Government: Unitary state United Kingdom Capital: London Area: 94,058 sq miles (243,610 km²) Population: 62.74 million (2011) World Bank Currency: UK £ Government: Unitary state Danube River 2nd longest river Flows through 10 countries Rhine River Originates in Swiss Alps. Has had a major influence on history. English Channel Narrow sea that separates France and England. In 1994, an underground rail tunnel was built for transportation under the channel. Mediterranean sea The world's largest inland sea, located between Europe, Africa, and Asia. European Plain A vast, flat area stretching from France’s Atlantic coast to the Ural Mountains in Russia. The Alps Mountains stretching from eastern France and northern Italy though Switzerland and Austria. Pyrenees A mountain Range that extends between the border of France and Spain. Ural Mountains The boundary between Europe and Asia. Iberian Peninsula A peninsula that contains Spain and Portugal. Scandinavian Peninsula In northern Europe and is occupied by Norway and Sweden.