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Børsen

The World > Europe > Danmark > København

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Børsen was built by Christian IV in 1619–1640 and is the oldest stock exchange in Europe. It is  known for its Dragon Spire shaped as the tails of four dragons twined together, reaching a height of 56 metres

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A: Holmen Church Inner Yard Copenhagen

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 50 meter væk

The Holmen Church was the church of the danish navy from back in the good old days - built by the fam...

Holmen Church Inner Yard Copenhagen

B: Det Kongelige Biblioteks Have

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 230 meter væk

Haven er et fint little sted midt i K?benhavn beliggende mellem Christinasborg og Det Kongelige Bibli...

Det Kongelige Biblioteks Have

C: Nikolaj Church Autumn Copenhagen

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 280 meter væk

Despite the name, the Nikolaj Church have never been used as a church, but at times a library - now h...

Nikolaj Church Autumn Copenhagen

D: The Black Diamond

Af Ninoslav Adzibaba, 300 meter væk

The Black Diamond

E: Nikolaj Plads

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 300 meter væk

Nikolaj Plads

F: Den Sorte Diamant

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 340 meter væk

Den Sorte Diamant er en af de nye (1999) bygninger p? havnefronten. Den er en tilbygning til Det Kgl....

Den Sorte Diamant

G: COP15 Copenhagen Amagertorv Evening 20091214

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 370 meter væk

COP15 is more than a climate conference, with summit, demonstrations and so on. You will find manu ev...

COP15 Copenhagen Amagertorv Evening 20091214

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Af Karl Heinz Eisele, 370 meter væk

I: København Strøget

Af Willy Kaemena, 390 meter væk

Copenhagen "Strøget"  the first pedestrian shopping street in Copenhagen. Read more about in Wikipedia

København Strøget

J: Copenhagen Kongens Nytorv Xmas Shopping

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 400 meter væk

A few days left until christmas, and people are busy with the last shopping. The hot-dog vendor don't...

Copenhagen Kongens Nytorv Xmas Shopping

Dette panorama blev taget i København, Europe

Dette er et overblik over 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.

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