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Kolomyja 03

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A: Народний дім

od Stepan Jatsyk, 120 meters away

Коломи́я — центр Коломийського району Івано-Франківської області, адміністративний центр Коломийської...

Народний дім

B: Museum of filk art of Gutsulshina and Pokuttya

od Denny A. Ovchar, 140 meters away

Museum of filk art of Gutsulshina and Pokuttya

C: Kolomyja theater and monument to Irchan

od Denny A. Ovchar, 240 meters away

Kolomyja theater and monument to Irchan

D: Музей писанка

od Stepan Jatsyk, 250 meters away

музей, писанка

Музей писанка

E: Theater in Kolomyja

od Denny A. Ovchar, 260 meters away

Theater in Kolomyja

F: Pysanka (Easter egg) museum

od Denny A. Ovchar, 260 meters away

Pysanka (Easter egg) museum

G: Kolomyya - Vidrodzhennya sq.

od maxumiv, 460 meters away

Kolomyya - Vidrodzhennya sq.

H: Monument to Shevchenko at Vidrodzhennya square

od Denny A. Ovchar, 460 meters away

Monument to Shevchenko at Vidrodzhennya square

I: Kolomiya - city lake Komsomolskoye 2011

od Klever, 780 meters away

Former Lake Komsomolskoye now called simply the City Lake. Changed people changed the government also...

Kolomiya - city lake Komsomolskoye 2011

This panorama was taken in Ukraine, Europe

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Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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