Europe is drenched in history. Its art, science, culture, languages and people date back to 6,000 B.C. In comparison, that's more than 7,700 years older than the United States of America, which hasn't even been around (as a nation) for 250 years. From Ancient Greece and Rome, to London and Paris, Europe has been the center of some of the most pivotal moments in the history of the world. Its 50 countries are home to more than 700 million people who practice every major religion in the world and speak every major language. The European Union even recognizes 24 official languages.
The food in Italy, Spain and France is considered some of the best in the world. The monuments in Rome and Athens have been standing for so long, they'll make you rethink the meaning of life. The beaches of Croatia and the mountains of Switzerland look like they were plucked from paintings by the greatest minds of the Renaissance. And signs of some of the of most important movements for the human population, like the Renaissance and Industrial Revolution, are found in city blocks all over the region. If you're planning a vacation to Europe and don't know where to go, a great starting point is checking out the capital cities. But before you can do that, you have to know the capital cities themselves! Let's see how many of them you can name.