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Europa may refer to:

People and characters

  • Europa (mythology), a Phoenician princess in Greek mythology, from whom the name of the continent Europe is taken
  • Europa of Macedon, the daughter of Philip II by his last wife, Cleopatra
  • Madama Europa, the nickname, or perhaps the real name, of Europa Rossi (fl. 1600), sister of the Jewish violinist and composer Salamone Rossi, who was one of the first opera singers


  • Europa Island, a small island in the Indian Ocean which is a possession of France
  • Europa (Roman province), a province within the Diocese of Thrace


In entertainment

In movies

  • Europa (movie), a movie by Lars von Trier, released as Zentropa in North America
  • Europa Europa, a 1990 movie about a young Jewish man who survived World War II by pretending to be a German war hero

In gaming

  • Europa (wargame), a series of board wargames launched in 1973
  • Europa (Valkyria Chronicles), a fictional place in the video game Valkyria Chronicles
  • Europa 1400, a 2002 video game
  • Europa Barbarorum, a modification of the PC game Rome: Total War
  • Sega Europa-R, an arcade game system board by Sega
  • Europa Universalis, a 2000 strategy computer game

In literature

  • Europa (novel), by Tim Parks
  • Europa, a novel by Romain Gary

In music

  • Europa (record label), a German record label
  • Europa (album), by Covenant
  • "Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)", an instrumental from Carlos Santana's 1976 album Amigos
  • "Europa" (Blondie song), the lead track on Blondie's 1980 album Autoamerican
  • "Europa" (Globus song), a song from the album Epicon by Globus
  • "Europa" (Mónica Naranjo song), a song from Mónica Naranjo's 2008 album Tarantula
  • "Europa" (Rosetta song)", a song appearing on The Galilean Satellites by post-metal band Rosetta
  • "Europa and the Pirate Twins", a song appearing on Thomas Dolby's 1982 album The Golden Age of Wireless

In sports

  • NFL Europa (formerly NFL Europe), an American football competition from 1991–2007
  • UEFA Europa League, the second most important European competition for UEFA-eligible football clubs

In transportation

  • Europa rocket, an early expendable launch system project of the European Launcher Development Organisation
  • Europa Aircraft, a light-aircraft kitplane company based in the UK
  • Bizzarrini Europa, a small GT car produced by Bizzarrini between 1966 and 1969
  • Lotus Europa, a sports car manufactured by Lotus Cars


  • HMS Europa, one of a number of ships and shore establishments of the Royal Navy
  • Europa (ship), a traditionally rigged tall ship from the Netherlands, built in 1911
  • SS Europa (1922), an immigrant ship on the Europe to North America route in 1950–51 (originally the SS Mongolia)
  • SS Europa (1930), an ocean liner operated by the North German Lloyd in 1930–45
  • MS Europa (1953), a combined ocean liner / cruise ship operated by the North German Lloyd in 1965–70 and Hapag-Lloyd in 1970–81
  • MS Europa (1981), a cruise ship operated by Hapag-Lloyd in 1981–99
  • MS Europa (1999), a cruise ship operated by Hapag-Lloyd since 1999
  • MS Silja Europa, a cruise ferry operated by Silja Line since 1993
  • Costa Europa, a cruise ship operated by Costa Cruises since 2002

Other uses

  • Europa (oil company), an oil company that operated in New Zealand until its purchase by BP in 1989
  • Europa (web portal), the official web portal of the European Union
  • Europa, the name of the 3.3 release of the open-source integrated development environment Eclipse (software)
  • Europa Coins, coins with a common theme issued by European countries
  • Europa Hotel, a hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Europa postage stamp, issued annually since 1956, representing the founding six members of the European Coal and Steel Community
  • EuropaCorp, a French film studio

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