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Ålesund Harbour

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A: Ålesund Harbour

od Freiermuth Hanspeter, 100 meters away

Ålesund Harbour

B: Ålesund

od Freiermuth Hanspeter, 120 meters away

Ålesund

C: Boat deck of the Hurtigruten MS Nordstjernen at the quay of Ålesund

od Henk Keijzer, 430 meters away

Boat deck of the Hurtigruten MS Nordstjernen at the quay of Ålesund.

Boat deck of the Hurtigruten MS Nordstjernen at the quay of Ålesund

D: Alesund, Aksla Viewpoint, Norway

od Jedsada Puangsaichai, 610 meters away

Alesund, Norway is both a municipality and a city. After a huge fire in 1904, making about 850 buildi...

Alesund, Aksla Viewpoint, Norway

E: Tueneset Atlantikpark 1

od Stephan Rautenberg, 3.1 km daleko

Tueneset is located west of the city of Ålesund. The Atlantic Sea-Park, one of europes largest saltwa...

Tueneset Atlantikpark 1

F: Alesund Tueneset Atlantic Sea-Park 2

od Stephan Rautenberg, 3.6 km daleko

Tueneset is located west of the city of Ålesund. The Atlantic Sea-Park, one of europes largest saltwa...

Alesund Tueneset Atlantic Sea-Park 2

G: Vigra Beach

od Stephan Rautenberg, 11.6 km daleko

Beach on west end of Vigra, a small island close to Aalesund. At the end of the season he beach is mo...

Vigra Beach

H: Bjornoya Kystfort 1

od Stephan Rautenberg, 11.8 km daleko

The Bojørnøya Kystfort was build by Germans during 2. World War. Most buildings of the fortress are s...

Bjornoya Kystfort 1

I: Bjornoya Kystfort 2

od Stephan Rautenberg, 12.0 km daleko

The Bojørnøya Kystfort was build by Germans during 2. World War. Most buildings of the fortress are s...

Bjornoya Kystfort 2

J: Runde Bird Island

od Stephan Rautenberg, 28.8 km daleko

The island Runde is part of the municipal Herøy. The island is fampous for its birds especialy the at...

Runde Bird Island

This panorama was taken in Norway, 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. 

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