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Panoramabillede af Kyrre Andersen EXPERT Taget 09:14, 11/05/2012 - Views loading...

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A: Aquarama 2

Af Kyrre Andersen, 100 meter væk

Aquarama 2

B: Tangen Kristiansand

Af Tor Erik Schrøder, 130 meter væk

Tangen is a newly apartments area situated right in the heart of Kristiansand. The city beach is just...

Tangen Kristiansand

C: Kristiansand Høivold brygge

Af Tor Erik Schrøder, 140 meter væk

Panorama taken at the Høyvold brygge in Kristiansand Norway. The housing complex is of never date and...

Kristiansand Høivold brygge

D: Aquarama1

Af Kyrre Andersen, 160 meter væk

Aquarama1

E: Kristiansand city beach

Af Tor Erik Schrøder, 210 meter væk

Kristiansand city beach is situated right in the heart in the city and is very popular in all season ...

Kristiansand city beach

F: Sprayboks apartment

Af Tor Erik Schrøder, 250 meter væk

 Backyard graffiti artists have made pieces in an apartment on the walls. Go to www.sprayboks.no for ...

Sprayboks apartment

G: Kristiansand

Af Tor Erik Schrøder, 300 meter væk

Kristiansand (formerly Christian Sand) is a town and municipality in Vest-Agder county, and is also t...

Kristiansand

H: Tangen by night

Af Bjørn K Nilssen, 320 meter væk

From Tangen peninsula, by NRK, the Norwegian Public Broadcast Companys building. Close to he local Ci...

Tangen by night

I: Kristiansand Grafitti Sprayboks

Af Tor Erik Schrøder, 330 meter væk

Backyard grafitti artists in Kristiansand making pieces in the spring sun. Go to www.sprayboks.no for...

Kristiansand Grafitti Sprayboks

J: Christiansholm fortress in moonlight

Af Bjørn K Nilssen, 420 meter væk

A cold and moonlit night by the local fortress, Christiansholm

Christiansholm fortress in moonlight

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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