Southern Europe is the southern region of Europe. Also known as Mediterranean Europe, comprises fifteen countries; Albania, Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Gibraltar, Greece, Holy See (The Vatican), Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
List of Southern European Countries and Capitals
List of Southern European countries and their capitals along with area, population and language details. Southern European countries are Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia etc.
|Country||Capital||Area (sq miles)||Population (2012)||Official Language||Country Code||Lat long|
|Albania||Tirana||11,100||3.162 million||Albanian||355||41.0000Â° N, 20.0000Â° E|
|Andorra||Andorra la Vella||180.7||78,360||Catalan||376||42.5583Â° N, 1.5553Â° E|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Sarajevo||19,741||3.834 million||Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian||387||44.0000Â° N, 18.0000Â° E|
|Croatia||Zagreb||21,851 square miles||4.267 million||Croatian||385||45.2500Â° N, 15.4667Â° E|
|Gibraltar||Gibraltar||2.6 square miles||29,436||English||350||36.1430Â° N, 5.3530Â° W|
|Greece||Athens||50,942 square miles||11.28 million||Greek||30||39.0000Â° N, 22.0000Â° E|
|Holy See||Vatican City||109 acres||798||Italian, English, French, German, and Spanish||379||41.9040Â° N, 12.4530Â° E|
|Italy||Rome||116,305||60.92 million||Italian||39||43.0000Â° N, 12.0000Â° E|
|Malta||Valletta||122||418,366||English, Maltese||356||35.8833Â° N, 14.5000Â° E|
|Montenegro||Podgorica||5,333||621,081||Montenegrin||382||42.7667Â° N, 19.2167Â° E|
|Portugal||Lisbon||35,516||10.53 million||Portuguese||351||38.7000Â° N, 9.1833Â° W|
|San Marino||San Marino||23.63||31,247||Italian||378||43.9333Â° N, 12.4667Â° E|
|Serbia||Belgrade||34,116||7.224 million||Serbian||381||43.8167Â° N, 21.1333Â° E|
|Slovenia||Ljubljana||7,827||2.058 million||Slovenian||386||46.1500Â° N, 15.0500Â° E|
|Spain||Madrid||195,364||47.27 million||Spanish||34||40.4169Â° N, 3.7036Â° W|
|Macedonia||Skopje||2.106 million||Macedonian||389||41.6000Â° N, 21.7000Â° E|
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Southern Europe Countries
The southern part of Europe is known as southern Europe. As the Mediterranean Sea largely defines its geography, it is sometimes referred to as Mediterranean Europe. Some or all of the following nations and areas are included in definitions of Southern Europe viz Albania, Andorra, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Turkey, Gibraltar, Greece, Italy, Kosovo, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Southern France, Spain, and Vatican City. The three peninsulas that make up southern Europe are its central focus. They are situated in the very south of the European continent. The Balkan Peninsula, the Apennine Peninsula, and the Iberian Peninsula fall within this category. The Pyrenees, the Alps, and the Balkan Mountains are each a vast mountain range that separates these three peninsulas from the rest of Europe.
Two of the most significant civilizations originated from Southern European Countries. One of history's most technologically and culturally advanced cultures was ancient Greece. All current European alphabets can be traced back to its alphabet. On the other hand, ancient Rome had a profound influence on Western conceptions of the military, the state, and the law. Modern Western judicial systems are built on the laws and court systems of this region.
The three largest Southern European Countries are Spain, Italy and Greece. Spain stands in the first position in terms of area with 505,370 square kilometres. Italy is in second position and Greece is in third position with 301,340 and 131,957 square kilometres respectively. The three smallest Southern European Countries by area are Vatican City, San Marino and Malta.
The three most populated Southern European Countries are Italy, Spain and Grace. Italy ranks first in terms of population with 60,297,400. Spain with the population of 47, 076,78 is in second position and Greece is in the third position with 10,716,320. The least populated Southern European Country is Vatican City.