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Panoramabillede af Roman Kuskowski Taget 16:33, 27/07/2011 - Views loading...

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Holnis

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A: Holnis Surf Beach

Af Christian, 760 meter væk

Holnis Surf Beach

B: Graesten 02

Af Igor Marx, 5.2 km væk

Graesten 02

C: Gråsten

Af Igor Marx, 5.7 km væk

Gråsten (German: Gravenstein), stress on last syllable) is a town on the east coast of the Jutland pe...

Gråsten

D: Gråsten Palace

Af Igor Marx, 5.9 km væk

Gråsten Palace (Danish: Gråsten Slot) is best-known for being the summer residence of the Danish roya...

Gråsten Palace

E: Sonderhav Denmark

Af Christian, 7.2 km væk

Sonderhav Denmark

F: Annies Kiosk Sonderhav

Af Christian, 7.3 km væk

Annies Kiosk Sonderhav

G: Flensburg Solitude Beach

Af Christian, 9.4 km væk

Flensburg Solitude Beach

H: Vester Sottrup Church

Af Dennis Friborg, 10.2 km væk

Et panorama taget i gårdspladsen på Vester Sottrup kirke.

Vester Sottrup Church

I: Flensburg. Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt.

Af Igor Marx, 11.4 km væk

Flensburg. Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt.

J: Sønderborg Slot

Af Dennis Friborg, 11.8 km væk

Et panorama ved Sønderborg Slot 2012. Taget ud mod vandet en kolde oktober formiddag. Der er ikke så ...

Sønderborg Slot

Dette panorama blev taget i 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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