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Europe is a continent of 710 million Europeans and is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. Europe is the cradle of Western culture and has played an extremely important role in world history.

The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe. The EU traces its origins to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC). Founded in 1958 by the Inner Six: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and West Germany. In the years that followed, the European Union grew to 27 member states Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden. The administrative center of the EU is located in Brussels in Belgium and in Strasbourg in Luxembourg. The 27 member states of the European Union have a population of approximately 500 million in 2021. This puts the European Union in third place, after the People's Republic of China, India and before the United States of America.

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The history of playing cards in Europe starts around the 1300’s. The first playing cards in Europe appeared probably in Italy, Spain or Switzerland, the stories often vary about the introduction of playing cards in Europe. These early European playing cards were all hand-painted, making them luxury goods only available for the super rich. Different countries, regions and languages in the European Union also mean different playing card cultures. Many countries in the EU use playing cards with national card faces and with various card symbols, for example playing card decks with international suits, German suits, Italian suits, Spanish suits, and Swiss suits.

Some of the largest playing card manufacturers in the world are located in the EU, well-known playing card companies in Europe are ASS Altenburger in Germany, Cartamundi from Belgium, Fabryka Kart in Poland, Fournier based in Spain, Dal Negro and Modiano both located in Italy, and Piatnik with its headquarters in Austria.

In this category with European playing cards you will find our complete range of EU playing cards made in Europe or playing card decks with a European theme. Did you know that ships playing cards to all countries of the EU daily from our central warehouse in the Netherlands. Discover the largest range of playing cards from Europe now in our online playing card shop. Ordered on working days before 4:30 pm, shipped the same day!