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Children of the Earth monument

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In june 15:th 1988 a group of seven children from Tanzania, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Sovjet Union and USA were gathered here at the North Cape. In one week they created the monument 'Barn av Jorden' / 'Children of the Earth' a symbol of coorperation, friendship, hope and joy.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Norway


A: Nordkapp - Children of the World together

von Andrei Kuznetcov, weniger als 10 Meter entfernt

Nordkapp - Children of the World together

B: North Cape, Children of the World

von Henk Keijzer, weniger als 10 Meter entfernt

North Cape, Children of the World

North Cape, Children of the World

C: North Cape, King's View

von Henk Keijzer, 210 Meter entfernt

North Cape, King's View

North Cape, King's View

D: Globe at the North Cape

von Henk Keijzer, 240 Meter entfernt

Just to prove I was there too ;-))

Globe at the North Cape

E: Sonnenaufgang am Nordkapp

von Martin Hertel, 240 Meter entfernt

Ausnahmsweise einsamer Morgen am Nordkapp, dem vermeintlich nördlichsten Punkt von Europa.In Wirklich...

Sonnenaufgang am Nordkapp

F: north cape in norwey

von luis davilla, 240 Meter entfernt

north cape in norwey

G: Nordcape Globe

von Stig Nordlander, 250 Meter entfernt

Nordcape Globe

H: Nordkapp

von Andrei Kuznetcov, 250 Meter entfernt



I: North Cape, The Globe monument

von Assaf Spiegler, 250 Meter entfernt

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

von Andrei Kuznetcov, 420 Meter entfernt

Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

Das Panorama wurde in Norway, Europe aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von 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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