Continental Europe, also referred to as mainland Europe or simply the Continent (particularly by the British, Balearic and Canary Spaniards, Icelanders and other European island nations plus peninsular Scandinavians), is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands.
The most common definition of continental Europe excludes Cyprus, Iceland, Ireland, Malta and the United Kingdom and its dependencies. Most definitions of Continental Europe extend the boundaries of the continent to its standard boundaries, the Ural Mountains, Ural River, Caspian Sea and the Caucasus Mountains.
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... → Monegasque in France AS Monaco FC play in the French football league system (Ligue 2 as of 2011–12), as Monaco does not have a professional league ... They are one of the most successful clubs in France having won seven Ligue 1, five Coupe de France and one Coupe de la Ligue titles, and have also represented France in European competitions, reaching the final of the now-defunct UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1992 and of the UEFA Champions League in 2004 ...
... The continent may sometimes refer to the continental part of Italy (excluding Sardinia, Sicily, etc.), the continental part of Spain (as opposed to the Balearic islands, the Canary Islands, Alboran, etc ... the island residents of each country to describe the continental portion of their country or the continent (or mainland) as a whole ...
... The British grid is not synchronized with the Continental Europe frequency, but it is inter-connected via the HVDC Cross-Channel link and BritNed ... networks, is not synchronized with the Continental Europe, but has a number of non-synchronous DC connections with the Continental Europe grid ... regional group, which is not yet interconnected with the Continental Europe grid, but has interconnection with the British network through the Moyle Interconnector ...
... In Denmark, a memorial statue was commissioned to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Hamlet in 1603 ... The statue, designed by Louis Hasselriis, was funded by public subscription and erected in Elsinore, along with a sculpture of Hamlet ...
... Mesolithic hunter-gatherers from Central Europe began to migrate to Great Britain from the end of the last ice age (between 12,000 and 10,000 BP) ... would have been able to walk between Great Britain and Continental Europe on dry land until between c ... was restricted, and travel between what was to become known as Wales and continental Europe became easier by sea, rather than by land ...
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“That land is like an Eagle, whose young gaze
Feeds on the noontide beam, whose golden plume
Floats moveless on the storm, and in the blaze
Of sunrise gleams when Earth is wrapped in gloom;
An epitaph of glory for the tomb
Of murdered Europe may thy fame be made,
Great People! as the sands shalt thou become;
Thy growth is swift as morn, when night must fade;
The multitudinous Earth shall sleep beneath thy shade.”
—Percy Bysshe Shelley (17921822)