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Eupedia.com was founded in December 2004 by Maciamo Hay.

Our aim is to create a detailed and informative guide to countries of the European Union, with an emphasis on travel, history, culture and life in Europe.

Since 2009, Eupedia also has a dedicated section for genetics focusing chiefly on European population genetics, historical genetics and genetic genealogy, as well as related fields such as prehistory, archaeology and anthropology.

At Eupedia we consider that the knowledge of history is essential to understand the complex ethnic, cultural and linguistic patchwork of the modern world. Retracing the ancestry and ancient population movement in Europe and its interactions with other regions like West Asia or North Africa provides valuable insight into what it means to be European today and what common heritage Europeans share with their neighbours. Understanding the diversity of genetic variations in society and how numerous historical migrations shaped our genes and identity is one of the most potent ways to eradicate xenophobia and dispel myths about racism.

The Travel Guide

The concept of the Eupedia could be seen as a combination of Wikipedia, Wikitravel and Wikicommons dedicated exclusively to Europe, so as to facilitate navigation and keep visitors focalized on European travel, history, linguistics and genetics.

We strive to provide one of the web's most detailed and completely free English-language guide of England, the Benelux, northeastern France and the Rhineland (with aim to eventually extend this to all France and Germany). Here is what distinguishes Eupedia from Wikipedia:

  • A consistent overview of travel destinations with ratings for tourist attractions and interactive maps.

  • Beautiful pictures illustrating all travel destinations.

  • Reference articles written only by authors with specialised and first-hand knowledge of the countries, including unique insights about European history, linguistics and genetics.

  • A discussion forum to ask and answer questions about Europe, discuss issues relating to foreigners travelling, living, working or studying in European countries, as well as sharing news and tips about any EU country.

  • Enjoyable, easy to read and carefully researched trivia pages and comparative maps about most European countries.

The Europe Forum @ Eupedia

As of March 2014, the Eupedia Forum has over 26,800 members (after pruning out inactive members), 105,000 posts in over 5,140 threads.

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