Continental Europe

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Continental Europe refers to the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding European islands and peninsulae. Notably, in British and Irish usage, the term means Europe excluding the British Isles. In the English-speaking mind, Continental Europe (often simply called the Continent by the British) is foremost represented by the Benelux, Germany, and especially France.

In Scandinavian usage, the British Isles, Scandinavia, Iceland and Finland are excluded.

See also: Mainland

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