Maia Welcome Center
paylaş
mail
License license
loading...
Loading ...

Fotoğrafçı Luis Filipe Azevedo EXPERT Çekim Tarihi 13:16, 04/12/2012 - Views loading...

Advertisement

Maia Welcome Center

The World > Europe > Portugal

  • Beğendim / beğenmedim
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down
comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Portugal

map

A: Texturas @ Feira de Artesanato da Maia (Handicraft)

od Luis Filipe Azevedo, 20 metre mesafede

Texturas @ Feira de Artesanato da Maia (Handicraft)

B: Feira de Artesanato da Maia (Handicraft)

od Luis Filipe Azevedo, 50 metre mesafede

Feira de Artesanato da Maia (Handicraft)

C: Maia Forum - CK Maia 11th Anniversary

od Luis Filipe Azevedo, 160 metre mesafede

Maia Forum - CK Maia 11th Anniversary

D: Fórum da Maia

od Luis Filipe Azevedo, 200 metre mesafede

Fórum da Maia

F: Christmas @ Maia City Hall 2013

od Luis Filipe Azevedo, 240 metre mesafede

Christmas @ Maia City Hall 2013

G: Torre Lidador

od Luis Filipe Azevedo, 250 metre mesafede

Torre Lidador

H: Christmas @ Maia City Hall

od Luis Filipe Azevedo, 250 metre mesafede

Christmas @ Maia City Hall

I: Piramides Maia

od Tiago e Nuno - rrvirtual360, 290 metre mesafede

Piramides Maia

J: Monumento à Comunidade Maiata

od Luis Filipe Azevedo, 300 metre mesafede

Monumento à Comunidade Maiata

This panorama was taken in Portugal, Europe

This is an overview of Europe

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.

Bu panoramayı paylaş