Category talk:European countries

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Since when are Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia European countries? — This unsigned comment was added by (talk • changes).

Georgia is located in both Asia and Europe.
Azerbaijan, while located in Asia, has been a member of the Council of Europe since 2001.
Armenia, also located completely in Asia, is a bit more indepth
    • As a transcontinental country, Armenia may be considered to be in Asia and/or Europe.
      • The UN classification of world regions places Armenia in Western Asia; the CIA World Factbook, National Geographic, and Encyclopædia Britannica also place Armenia in Asia.
      • Numerous sources place Armenia in Europe such as the BBC, Oxford Reference Online, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (though it also places the historical Kingdom of Armenia in Asia), and
    • The Armenian government and the general population generally self-identify as European and a part of Europe[1].
      • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Vartan Oskanian said recently that: "Armenia is [in] Europe. This is a fact, it's not a response to a question." [2].
      • Mr. Torben Holtze, head of the European Commission's representation in Armenia and Georgia and Ambassador of the European Union with residence in Tbilisi, stated recently: "As a matter of principle, Armenia is a European country...[3]
As such each of these countries is both an Asian country and a European one.-- Creol(talk) 09:56, 18 September 2007 (UTC)