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Panoramabillede af Paul Miller EXPERT Taget 10:40, 12/03/2009 - Views loading...

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Port Authority Tower in Puerto Portals

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The prominent tower of the Port Authority, a well known icon of the famous Port of Portals, Puerto Portals.

Host to the Breitling Regatta and many other marine events.

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A: Portals Bay

Af Paul Miller, 70 meter væk

A tranquil setting on a sunny March morning before the masses of yachting tourists arrive in Puerto P...

Portals Bay

B: Puerto Portals Fuel Quay

Af Paul Miller, 80 meter væk

Puerto Portals is an increasingly popular yacht harbour situated just out side of Portals Nous on the...

Puerto Portals Fuel Quay

C: Welllies Quay Puerto Portals

Af Paul Miller, 170 meter væk

The famous port of Portals looking towards Wellies, open from early morning till late at night this i...

Welllies Quay Puerto Portals

D: Spain. Mallorca. Marineland

Af Ildar Gabdrakhmanov, 350 meter væk

Spain. Mallorca. Marineland

E: Portals Nous Cliffs

Af Paul Miller, 770 meter væk

Standing on the edge of the cliffs at Portals Nous Mallorca, with Puerto Portals Marina to the west. ...

Portals Nous Cliffs

F: Bambu Fish

Af Paul Miller, 1.7 km væk

Son Caliu beach on a sunny March day.

Bambu Fish

G: Illetas

Af Paul Miller, 2.0 km væk

A beautiful calm morning on Illetas beach before a storm. The anchorage is  relatively safe here but ...

Illetas

H: Anchorage Club In Illetas

Af jan dolk, 2.0 km væk

Click here for a full virtual tour of the areaor find more info about Majorcaor find more info about ...

Anchorage Club In Illetas

I: The Beach in Illetas, Mallorca

Af Michael Pop, 2.3 km væk

The Beach in Illetas, Mallorca

J: Illetas Beach, Mallorca

Af Michael Pop, 2.3 km væk

Illetas Beach, Mallorca

Dette panorama blev taget i Mallorca, 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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