This is Europe
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Europe is, by convention, one of the world’s seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders of Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the primarily physiographic term “continent” can incorporate cultural and political elements. Europe is the world’s second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth’s surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe’s approximately 50 states, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent (although the country has territory in both Europe and Asia), while Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 733 million or about 11% of the world’s population.
Europe, in particular Ancient Greece, is the birthplace of Western culture.It played a predominant role in global affairs from the 15th century onwards, especially after the beginning of colonialism. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European nations controlled at various times the Americas, most of Africa, Oceania, and large portions of Asia. In 1900, Europe’s share of the world’s population was 25%. Both World Wars were largely focused upon Europe, greatly contributing to a decline in Western European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the United States and Soviet Union took prominence.During the Cold War, Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the west and the Warsaw Pact in the east. European integration led to the formation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in Western Europe, both of which have been expanding eastward since the revolutions of 1989 and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The use of the term “Europe” has developed gradually throughout history. In antiquity, the Greek historian Herodotus mentioned that the world had been divided by unknown persons into three parts, Europe, Asia, and Libya (Africa), with the Nile and the River Phasis forming their boundaries—though he also states that some considered the River Don, rather than the Phasis, as the boundary between Europe and Asia. Europe’s eastern frontier was defined in the 1st century by geographer Strabo at the River Don. Flavius and the Book of Jubilees described the continents as the lands given by Noah to his three sons; Europe was defined as stretching from the Pillars of Hercules at the Strait of Gibraltar, separating it from North Africa, to the Don, separating it from Asia.
A cultural definition of Europe as the lands of Latin Christendom coalesced in the 8th century, signifying the new cultural condominium created through the confluence of Germanic traditions and Christian-Latin culture, defined partly in contrast with Byzantium and Islam, and limited to northern Iberia, the British Isles, France, Christianized western Germany, the Alpine regions and northern and central Italy. The concept is one of the lasting legacies of the Carolingian Renaissance: “Europa” often figures in the letters of Charlemagne’s cultural minister, Alcuin. This division—as much cultural as geographical—was used until the Late Middle Ages, when it was challenged by the Age of Discovery. The problem of redefining Europe was finally resolved in 1730 when, instead of waterways, the Swedish geographer and cartographer von Strahlenberg proposed the Ural Mountains as the most significant eastern boundary, a suggestion that found favour in Russia and throughout Europe.
Europe is now generally defined by geographers as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, with its boundaries marked by large bodies of water to the north, west and south; Europe’s limits to the far east are usually taken to be the Urals, the Ural River, and the Caspian Sea; to the south-east, including the Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea and the waterways connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea. Because of sociopolitical and cultural differences, there are various descriptions of Europe’s boundary. For example, Cyprus is approximate to Anatolia (or Asia Minor), but is usually considered part of Europe and currently is a member state of the EU. In addition, Malta was considered an island of North Africa for centuries, while Iceland, though nearer to Greenland (North America), is also generally included in Europe.
Sometimes, the word ‘Europe’ is used in a geopolitically limiting way to refer only to the European Union or, even more exclusively, a culturally defined core. On the other hand, the Council of Europe has 47 member countries, and only 27 member states are in the EU. In addition, people living in areas such as Ireland, the United Kingdom, the North Atlantic and Mediterranean islands and also in Scandinavia may routinely refer to “continental” or “mainland” Europe simply as Europe or “the Continent.
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We are not authorised to interfere with any mains services. Ensure that you have made arrangements with your gas, electricity and water companies well in advance of your move. If you have TV, telephone or Internet services, inform the suppliers of your move and make arrangements to transfer the services to your new address.
Vehicles & Registrations
The DVLA must be advised of your move so that your driving licence and logbook can be amended.The DVLA web site at www.DVLA.gov.uk has further details.
Preparing to move.
Dispose of all unwanted items – your council can advise re fridges etc. Keep your freezer contents to a minimum empty the loft Put garage/garden tools together Sort out any items which are not to be moved Arrange for the Utility services to be disconnected Arrange for Utilities at your new address Notify your banks, credit card and insurance companies and rental agencies of your new address Notify your doctor, dentist, optician and vet and arrange for registrations at your new address Arrange with the post office to re-route your mail and cancel milk and newspapers Send change of address cards to friends and relatives Prepare a set of labeled keys for your purchaser.3
For the moving day
Safely pack valuable items and important documents that you will look after on the moving day Prepare an information pack for our removal team to cover your new addresses, phone numbers and contact names Arrange minders to look after pets and very young children on the moving day Collect children’s toys etc for the journey Put together a basic catering pack for the family at the new home – including the kettle! Give your removal team a spare key for your new address. The day before moving Set aside the items you are taking in your car, empty refrigerator and freezer Finish packing your personal items Verify that Utilities have been connected at new home.4
Our Happy Clients
We have used Sole Moves Removals a number of times, for both local, and longer move to London. The reason we come back to Sole Moves, is that they take all the stress out of the removal, , , as they are so friendly, helpful and flexible, that it makes the move so much easier. We recommend them.J and P Brighton
We used Sole Moves to move house on a recommendation and couldn't have been more impressed with the service. Keith and Ash are incredibly hard working, reliable and straightforward to deal with. Their friendly, funny banter was welcome light relief on a very stressful day. We would happily use their service again and recommend to all. Thanks guys, your help was hugely appreciated!Jess Hilier Hassocks
Sole Moves moved a 1 bed flat across town to another 1 bed flat. They were prompt, very helpful and flexible - especially since we had to change a few details after initial booking. They were very friendly chaps and we felt confident that they would respect our property and were trustworthy. Would recommend, very reasonable rates - especially on a SundayChloe Nacci Brighton