Monção on Christmas 2013 - Portugal
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Monção on Christmas 2013 - Portugal

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Schlüsselworte: moncao, minho, portugal, natal 2013, christmas

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Bilder in der Nähe von Europe

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A: Monção - Deu-La-Deu Square

von Jorge Marcoa, 260 Meter entfernt

Monção - Deu-La-Deu Square

B: Nerys - Moncao, Portugal

von Jorge Marcoa, 300 Meter entfernt

Nerys - Moncao, Portugal

C: Caldas avenue

von Jorge Marcoa, 330 Meter entfernt

Moncao is a very beautiful historic village located in a valley of the river Minho in northern Portug...

Caldas avenue

D: Capuchos II - Moncao, Portugal

von Jorge Marcoa, 350 Meter entfernt

Capuchos II - Moncao, Portugal

E: Capuchos - Moncao, Portugal

von Jorge Marcoa, 350 Meter entfernt

Capuchos - Moncao, Portugal

F: Passadiço perto do rio Minho

von Jorge Marcoa, 380 Meter entfernt

Moncao is a very beautiful historic village located in a valley of the river Minho in northern Portug...

Passadiço perto do rio Minho

G: Caldas park

von Jorge Marcoa, 650 Meter entfernt

Here is the old building of the spa, the river Miño, in a place where you see Spain across the river....

Caldas park

Das Panorama wurde in 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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