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A: The Royal Cast Collection, Vestindisk Pakhus, Copenhagen.

Af Allan Der, 40 meter væk

The Royal Cast Collection is part of the Danish National Gallery. It The collection contains more tha...

The Royal Cast Collection, Vestindisk Pakhus, Copenhagen.

B: Mærsk hovedkontor ved Esplanaden

Af Bjarke Andersen, 300 meter væk

Mærsk hovedkontor ved Esplanaden

C: Amaliehaven

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 310 meter væk

Amiliehaven er en af K?benhavns nyeste parken, Den ligger mellem Amalienborg og havnen - og er en del...

Amaliehaven

D: Valkyrien - skulptur

Af Flemming V. Larsen, 310 meter væk

Ved Esplanaden nær Kastellet finder man skulpturen "Valkyrien" lavet af Stephan Sinding i 1910. Valky...

Valkyrien - skulptur

E: The English Church from the Liberty Museum

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 320 meter væk

The English Church photographed from the World War II Liberty Museum, close to the Gefion Fountain an...

The English Church from the Liberty Museum

F: Copenhagen Amalie Garden Autumn

Af Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, 320 meter væk

Amaliehaven - the Amalie Garden . is located close to the harbour, with the royal cast Amalienborg on...

Copenhagen Amalie Garden Autumn

G: Amalienborg Palace

Af claudio-agostini, 330 meter væk

Amalienborg Palace is the winter home of the Danish royal family, and is located in Copenhagen, Denma...

Amalienborg Palace

H: Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

Af Mahmood Hamidi, 340 meter væk

Amalienborg is the monarch’s winter residence. The Amalienborg complex consists of four palaces, plan...

Amalienborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

I: Amalienborg Castle Copenhagen

Af Sven Ediger, 340 meter væk

Amalienborg Castle in Copenhagen

Amalienborg Castle Copenhagen

J: Denmark, Copenhagen, Amalienborg Square

Af Thomas Blanket, 340 meter væk

Denmark, Copenhagen, Amalienborg Square

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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