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Stockholm Royal Palace

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Stockholm Royal Palace is the official residence of the monarch of Sweden. It stood completed in 1760. Architect was Nicodemus Tessin the Younger

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Bilder in der Nähe von Sweden

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A: Backyard of the palace

von Min Heo, 50 Meter entfernt

Backyard of the palace

B: Parliament Building

von Lennart Mollerstrom, 60 Meter entfernt

The Swedish Parliament "Riksdagen" is housed in this building. It stood completed in 1905. The archit...

Parliament Building

C: Riksbron

von Lennart Mollerstrom, 60 Meter entfernt

Riksbron is the name of the bridge between Gamla Stan (the Old Town) and Helgeandsholmen leading to R...

Riksbron

E: Mynttorget

von Lennart Mollerstrom, 70 Meter entfernt

Mynttorget (Coin square) got its name because of the vicinity to the royal mint located by the square...

Mynttorget

F: Stockholm Royal Palace

von Lennart Mollerstrom, 90 Meter entfernt

Stockholm Royal Palace is the official residence of the monarch of Sweden. It stood completed in 1760...

Stockholm Royal Palace

G: Parliament Building

von Lennart Mollerstrom, 90 Meter entfernt

The Swedish Parliament "Riksdagen" is housed in this building. It stood completed in 1905. The archit...

Parliament Building

H: Norrbro in Stockholm – Flags of Sweden and Norway flying halfmast.

von Jann Lipka, 100 Meter entfernt

Flags of Sweden and Norway flying to honour tragedy of 22 July in Oslo and Utøya. Monday 25 July made...

Norrbro in Stockholm – Flags of Sweden and Norway flying halfmast.

I: Old Town Stockholm Slott Yttre Borggarden

von Mahmood Hamidi, 110 Meter entfernt

The Royal Palace in Stockholm's Old Town. This is the outer court yard, you can see traditional royal...

Old Town Stockholm Slott Yttre Borggarden

J: Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

von Henk Keijzer, 120 Meter entfernt

Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

Royal Palace, Stockholm, Sweden

Das Panorama wurde in Sweden, 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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