Definition of South Europe
Southern Europe is a collective name for the states of Andorra, Greece,
Italy, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Spain and the Vatican City (as well
In a broader sense, the term of Southern Europe also includes
countries in Southeast Europe, in particular the Mediterranean countries
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia.
The Alpine arc is often mentioned as the border between southern Europe and central Europe,
according to which southern Switzerland would also be included in southern
Europe. The climatic limit is clearly noticeable at the Alpine crossings.
Countries in Southern Europe