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What is the largest country located entirely within Europe?

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a) Germany
b) France
c) Ukraine
d) Spain
e) Sweden

European post cards

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Russia, located on over 6.3 million square miles of land, is the largest country by land mass in Europe (and in the world) BUT it extends across northern Asia as well as northern Europe. If you counted overseas regions, the largest European country would be France, comprising over 247 thousand square miles. The largest country located entirely within Europe is c) Ukraine, situated on over 223 thousand square miles. Once part of the Soviet Union, the Ukraine became independent when the USSR dissolved in 1991.

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