5 Facts About Western Europe

1. The most densely populated country in Western Europe is the microstate of Monaco.

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2. In the 15th century, Western Europe started to extend itself beyond its geographic frontiers.

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3. Climate of Western Europe varies from subtropical and semi-arid in the southern coast of Italy and Spain to alpine in the Pyrenees.

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4. With the onset of the Cold War, Western Europe was divided by the Iron Curtain.

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5. Since the Great Schism of 1054, Western Europe has been divided between Roman Catholic and Protestant churches in the West and the Eastern Orthodox Christian churches in the east.

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