Europe is a home to some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. As a matter a fact, it has become a popular learning destination for international students all across the globe. If you are interested in learning, then you must also be interested in these top five facts you probably didn’t know about Europe:
Spain’s lyric-less anthem
The national anthem of Spain is called “Marcha Real”. What makes it unique is that it has no lyrics. Yes! Not even a single word. It is among the four official national anthems with no lyrics in the world (Kosovo, San Marino, and Bosnia and Herzegovina). It is also considered one of the oldest anthems in the world, dated back to 1761.
Victor Hugo streetsssssssss
Victor Hugo is considered one of the greatest and most influential writers in France. He is widely known for his poetry collections. In honor of his legacy, streets are named after him. In every town in France, there is a street named Victor Hugo. Not only streets but also schools, hospitals, and cafes.
The Eternal Rome
Rome is definitely one of the oldest cities in the world. It has been founded on Apr. 21, 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus. According to historians, it is already 2,769 years old (as of 2017). It has also been Italy’s capital since 1871.
Hamburgers from Germany
Hamburgers are Americans’ favorite food. But despite its popularity in the United States, hamburgers actually originate in Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany. Also, the first beef patty was made from the meat of German Hamburg cows. Yummy!
Birthday’s royal treat
In the United Kingdom, the queen will personally greet you on your 100th birthday. The queen will write a letter and send it to you. It also happens for people who celebrate their 105th, 110th, 115th birthday and so on. Couples who celebrate their 60th anniversary also gets a greeting from Her Royal Highness.
Sweden’s social media managers
@Sweden, Sweden’s official Twitter account is managed by random Swedish citizens every week.