Southern Europe

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Southern Europe


or

Mediterranean Europe


at different times, has had different meanings, providing additional political, linguistic and cultural context to the definition in addition to the typical geographical, phytogeographic or climaticapproach. Most coastal countries in the United Nations-designated southern Europe border the Mediterranean Sea. Exceptions are Portugal which has only Atlantic coastline, Serbia and the Republic of Macedonia, which are landlocked, and Bulgaria and Romania, which border the Black Sea.
Geographically, southern Europe is the southern half of the landmass of Europe. This definition is relative, with no clear limits.


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