North Cape midnight sun
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North Cape midnight sun

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In North Cape midnight sun can be seen from 14th of May to the 31st of July. This panorama was taken on july 22nd, 2010 at 12:57 AM. The location is actually few km off Magerøya island on the Nordkapp portion of Porsanger peninsula, featuring a tundra landscape.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Norway

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A: Abandoned school building in Sarnes, North Cape municipality, Finnmark

von Assaf Spiegler, 20.3 entfernt

This is the abandoned building of the Sarnes Internat, a school with dormitory built in the 1950's on...

Abandoned school building in Sarnes, North Cape municipality, Finnmark

B: Nordkapp - Children of the World together

von Andrei Kuznetcov, 41.6 entfernt

Nordkapp - Children of the World together

C: North Cape, Children of the World

von Henk Keijzer, 41.6 entfernt

North Cape, Children of the World

North Cape, Children of the World

D: Children of the Earth monument

von Stig Nordlander, 41.6 entfernt

In june 15:th 1988 a group of seven children from Tanzania, Brazil, Japan, Thailand, Italy, Sovjet Un...

Children of the Earth monument

E: Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

von Andrei Kuznetcov, 41.6 entfernt

Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

F: Nordkapp

von Andrei Kuznetcov, 41.8 entfernt

NordKapp

Nordkapp

G: North Cape, King's View

von Henk Keijzer, 41.8 entfernt

North Cape, King's View

North Cape, King's View

H: Globe at the North Cape

von Henk Keijzer, 41.8 entfernt

Just to prove I was there too ;-))

Globe at the North Cape

I: Nordcape Globe

von Stig Nordlander, 41.8 entfernt

Nordcape Globe

J: North Cape, The Globe monument

von Assaf Spiegler, 41.8 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

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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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