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Skallerup Klit

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A: Skallerup Kirke

od Christian Obel, 1.5 km daleko

Skallerup Kirke

B: Rubjerg Knude Fyrtårn

od Christian Obel, 6.2 km daleko

Last light 1968. Lighthouse abandoned since 2002. Expected to fall into the sea by 2023.

Rubjerg Knude Fyrtårn

C: Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

od Christian Obel, 6.2 km daleko

Last light 1968. Lighthouse abandoned since 2002. Expected to fall into the sea by 2023.

Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse

D: Rubjerg Knude Fyr

od Christian Obel, 6.2 km daleko

Last light 1968. Lighthouse abandoned since 2002. Expected to fall into the sea by 2023.

Rubjerg Knude Fyr

E: Demolition

od Christian Obel, 9.7 km daleko

Demolition

F: Toppled regelbau L411

od Christian Obel, 11.8 km daleko

Toppled regelbau L411

G: Bunkermuseet Hirtshals

od Christian Obel, 11.9 km daleko

Bunkermuseet Hirtshals

H: Hirtshals Fyr and Bunkermuseet

od Christian Obel, 11.9 km daleko

Hirtshals Fyr and Bunkermuseet

I: Hirtshals Fyr

od Matthias Kunze, 12.0 km daleko

The lighthouse Hirtshals Fyr was built in 1860 and started operation in 1863. It has a hight of 35m a...

Hirtshals Fyr

J: Hirtshals Fyr

od Matthias Kunze, 12.0 km daleko

View from Hirtshals lighthouse.The foundation stone of Hirtshals Fyr was laid on June, 28th 1860. Ope...

Hirtshals Fyr

This panorama was taken in Denmark, 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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