Eastern Europe

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Proposal by the Standing Committee on Geographical Names to delimit Eastern Europe
The former Eastern Bloc countries in red

With Eastern Europe , the eastern, is Central Europe adjacently located part of Europe called. A more specific definition of the term Eastern Europe depends on the context in which this term is used:

The Eastern European and Central Eastern European countries are often considered together for political reasons. In the EU - jargon the acronym is for CEEC .

  • In the statistical sense of the United Nations , Eastern Europe includes : Bulgaria, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Belarus. The Baltic states are already part of northern Europe .
  • In the linguistic and geographical sense of the United Nations, the Department for Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia comprises the following countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Belarus.

Eastern Europe was a major area of Eastern Research , which has its beginning in the eastern part of Germany. Many Eastern European countries use Eastern European Time (EET)

See also


  • Study Guide Eastern Europe
    • Volume 1: History of East Central and Southeast Europe [paperback], ed. by Harald Roth, 2nd revised. and updated edition UTB, Stuttgart 2009, ISBN 3-8252-3167-4 .
    • Volume 2: History of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union [paperback], ed. by Thomas Bohn and Dietmar Neutatz , 2nd revised. and actual Ed., UTB, Stuttgart 2009, ISBN 3-8252-3168-2 .
  • Christa Ebert: Literature in Eastern Europe: Russia and Poland. Akademie Verlag, Berlin 2010, ISBN 3-05-004537-X .

Web links

Wiktionary: Eastern Europe  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. : Interdependent Diversity: The Historic Regions of Europe. in: Karl Kaser u. a. (Ed.): Europe and the borders in the head , Wieser-Verlag, Klagenfurt 2003, pp. 113-134.
  2. Statistics page of the United Nations
  3. http://unstats.un.org/unsd/geoinfo/ungegndivisions.htm ( Memento from August 17, 2002 in the Internet Archive )