Marina do Clube Naval da Nazaré
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Marina do Clube Naval da Nazaré

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A: Clube Naval da Nazaré-future Clubhouse

Af Sotero Ferreira, 10 meter væk

Clube Naval da Nazaré-future Clubhouse

B: Nazare, Portugal

Af soledad-tante-agudo, 2.1 km væk

Nazare, Portugal

C: Monastary of Alcobaça

Af Sotero Ferreira, 8.9 km væk

Monastary of Alcobaça

D: Monastery of Alcobaça 01

Af Romain Calvetti, 9.0 km væk

The Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça, north of Lisbon, Portugal, is founded in the twelfth century...

Monastery of Alcobaça 01

E: Monastery of Alcobaça 02

Af Romain Calvetti, 9.1 km væk

The Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça, north of Lisbon, Portugal, is founded in the twelfth century...

Monastery of Alcobaça 02

F: S. Martinho do Porto

Af Sotero Ferreira, 9.8 km væk

S. Martinho do Porto

G: Paya de San Pedro de Moel_2_Marinha Grande_Portugal

Af soledad-tante-agudo, 13.4 km væk

Paya de San Pedro de Moel_2_Marinha Grande_Portugal

H: Paya de San Pedro de Moel_1_Marinha Grande_Portugal

Af soledad-tante-agudo, 13.6 km væk

Paya de San Pedro de Moel_1_Marinha Grande_Portugal

I: Praia da Foz do Arelho

Af Sotero Ferreira, 21.9 km væk

Praia da Foz do Arelho

J: Praia da Foz do Arelho 2

Af Sotero Ferreira, 22.0 km væk

Praia da Foz do Arelho 2

Dette panorama blev taget i Portugal, 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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