Svartisen - Black ice glacier - 1
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Panorama-Foto von: Henk Keijzer EXPERT Fotografiert: 08:21, 04/07/2011 - Views loading...


Svartisen - Black ice glacier - 1

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Bilder in der Nähe von Norway


A: Svartisen - Black ice glacier - 2

von Henk Keijzer, 60 Meter entfernt

Svartisen - Black ice glacier

Svartisen - Black ice glacier - 2

B: Engenbreen

von Dag Andersen, 3.4 entfernt


C: Varde sculpture in Bjærangsfjorden

von Dag Andersen, 6.1 entfernt

Varde sculpture in Bjærangsfjorden

D: Vasdalsvik, Meløy

von Dag Andersen, 13.2 entfernt

Vasdalsvik, Meløy

E: Welcome to Grønøy

von Dag Andersen, 15.7 entfernt

Welcome to Grønøy

F: Cable car by Fykan

von Dag Andersen, 16.3 entfernt

Cable car by Fykan

G: Fykan bridge

von Dag Andersen, 16.4 entfernt

Fykan bridge

H: Fykan Canyon

von Dag Andersen, 16.4 entfernt

Fykan Canyon

I: Holmvassdammen

von Dag Andersen, 16.9 entfernt


J: Ørnes i Meløy

von Dag Andersen, 18.3 entfernt

Ørnes i Meløy

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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