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Panoramabillede af Isabel Marques EXPERT Taget 13:59, 22/04/2011 - Views loading...

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Place de la Planta - Sion

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The Place de la Planta is the largest square in Sion in Switzerland, a big pedestrian zone. Here is headquartered the Government Palace the Valais Cantonal and a monument commemorating the centenary of the integration of Valais in Switzerland, in 1815.

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A: Avenue de la Gare, Sion

Af Isabel Marques, 70 meter væk

Avenue de la Gare is one of the largest avenues in the center of Sion, Valais, Switzerland. This aven...

Avenue de la Gare, Sion

B: place des remparts sion

Af Victor-Paulino, 160 meter væk

place des remparts sion

C: Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sion

Af Victor-Paulino, 170 meter væk

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Sion

D: Sion Cathedral

Af Isabel Marques, 190 meter væk

Sion Cathedral, or Cathedral of Notre-Dame du Glarier is located in Cathedral Square in Sion, Switzer...

Sion Cathedral

E: Rue des Remparts

Af Isabel Marques, 220 meter væk

Rue des Remparts situated in the pedestrian area from the center of Sion in Switzerland. At the top o...

Rue des Remparts

F: la tour des sorciers

Af Victor-Paulino, 230 meter væk

la tour des sorciers

G: sion by nigth

Af Victor-Paulino, 310 meter væk

sion by nigth

H: In Sion, Switserland; Basilique de Valère

Af René van Gageldonk, 590 meter væk

This well preserved church stands on top of the mountain in Sion, Switserland. It's a pitty that it's...

In Sion, Switserland; Basilique de Valère

I: sion full moon

Af Victor-Paulino, 610 meter væk

sion full moon

J: Castel Valère and Tourbillon 1

Af Victor-Paulino, 740 meter væk

Castel Valère and Tourbillon 1

Dette panorama blev taget i Switzerland, 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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