Southeast Europe

Southeast Europe or Southeastern Europe (SEE) is a geographical subregion of Europe, consisting primarily of the Balkans. Sovereign states and territories that are included in the region are Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia (alternatively placed in Central Europe or Southern Europe), Cyprus (alternatively placed in West Asia), Greece, Kosovo,[lower-alpha 1] Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania (alternatively placed in Central Europe or Eastern Europe), Serbia, and Turkey (alternatively placed in West Asia). Sometimes, Moldova (alternatively placed in Eastern Europe) and Slovenia (alternatively placed in Central Europe or Southern Europe) are also included. The largest city of the region is Istanbul, followed by Bucharest, Sofia, Belgrade, and Athens.

There are overlapping and conflicting definitions of the region, due to political, economic, historical, cultural, and geographical considerations.


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