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Panoramabillede af Andrei Kuznetcov EXPERT Taget 11:00, 29/07/2012 - Views loading...

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A: North Cape, Children of the World

Af Henk Keijzer, mindre end 10 meter væk

North Cape, Children of the World

North Cape, Children of the World

B: Children of the Earth monument

Af Stig Nordlander, mindre end 10 meter væk

In june 15:th 1988 a group of seven children from Tanzania, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Sovjet Un...

Children of the Earth monument

C: North Cape, King's View

Af Henk Keijzer, 210 meter væk

North Cape, King's View

North Cape, King's View

D: Globe at the North Cape

Af Henk Keijzer, 240 meter væk

Just to prove I was there too ;-))

Globe at the North Cape

E: Sunrise at Nordkapp

Af Martin Hertel, 240 meter væk

Exceptionally lonely morning at North Cape, supposedly the northernmost point of Europe.In reality, t...

Sunrise at Nordkapp

F: north cape in norwey

Af luis davilla, 240 meter væk

north cape in norwey

G: Nordcape Globe

Af Stig Nordlander, 250 meter væk

Nordcape Globe

H: Nordkapp

Af Andrei Kuznetcov, 250 meter væk

NordKapp

Nordkapp

I: North Cape, The Globe monument

Af Assaf Spiegler, 250 meter væk

North Cape, at 71°10'21 of latitude is referred to as the northernmost point of Europe. The Globe is ...

North Cape, The Globe monument

J: Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

Af Andrei Kuznetcov, 420 meter væk

Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

Dette panorama blev taget i Norway, 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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