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Numbers, please !: Twelve curious facts about the EU

The longest anthem, the bumpiest city name, the happiest country: The GEOlino extra No. 66 "Europe" provides twelve exciting facts about the EU!

Well 40,000 people work for the institutions of the European Union - roughly as many as a medium-sized city has inhabitants.

80 million children romp through the European Union. Compared to the total population, most of them live in Ireland, least of all in Germany.

158 stanzas has the Greek national anthem. This makes it by far the longest in the EU - in theory. In practice, not even the Greeks have such a pleasant breath: they usually only sing the first two stanzas.

On average, people in Spain live to be 83 years old. You have the highest Life expectancy in the EU. It is lowest in Lithuania. People there die on average a good eight years earlier. By the way: Germans live to be around 81 years old on average.

A round in the largest takes about 30 minutes Ferris wheel the EU, the London Eye in the UK's capital. The wheel is 135 meters high - like around 15 single-family houses stacked on top of each other.

With 68.7 million vacation trips In 2016, Germans were among the citizens most willing to travel. They paid an average of 983 euros per person and trip.

1st place in the fight for the Title of the happiest country occupies Denmark. Presumably it is also because it is one of the richest countries. Only one percent of the population is considered poor. In contrast, Bulgaria, for example, is different: nowhere else in the EU do so many people live in poverty, which is why the country is probably at the bottom of the European satisfaction scale.

Whole6 years Diplomats sat together again and again to negotiate Croatia's accession to the EU. In July 2013 the time had come: the country joined the EU as the youngest member to date.

58 letters long is the longest place name: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is located on the island of Anglesey in British Wales and has a population of around 3100.

With an area of ​​around 5650 square kilometers Lake Vänern in Sweden is more than twice the size of Saarland - making it the largest lake in the EU.

With average 42.2 working hours per week the Greeks are the busiest people in Europe. For comparison: Germans work an average of around 35.2 hours a week.

over 4800 meters high is the highest mountain. It stands in the Alps on the border between France and Italy and is called Mont Blanc, which translates as "white mountain".