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Nearby images in Netherlands


A: Praktijk Buiten

by Niels Welten, 20 meters away

Praktijk Buiten

B: field of carrots

by A. van Die, 6.2 km away

field of carrots

field of carrots

C: Cornfield

by A. van Die, 6.6 km away



D: Burgemeester Letschertbrug Tilburg

by J.W.A.A. Wils André, 6.8 km away

De verkeersbrug ligt op twee rijen kolommen. De ecobrug wordt gedragen door een sierlijkvormgegeven p...

Burgemeester Letschertbrug Tilburg

E: nativity scene

by A. van Die, 6.8 km away

kerststal kaatsheuvel

nativity scene

F: Burgemeester Letschertbrug

by J.W.A.A. Wils André, 6.9 km away

6 januari 2013 is mijn eerste bezoek aan de Containerhaven met Zwaaikom.Het terrein van de Zwaaikom w...

Burgemeester Letschertbrug

G: Bosrijk, The Efteling

by A. van Die, 7.0 km away

Theme bungalowpark near amusement- and themepark The Eteling.

Bosrijk, The Efteling

H: Efteling Bosrijk entree

by A. van Die, 7.0 km away

Bosrijk Efteling

Efteling Bosrijk entree

I: Poorthuys Bosrijk Efteling

by A. van Die, 7.1 km away

Bosrijk Efteling

Poorthuys Bosrijk Efteling

J: Road between Bosrijk and the Efteling

by A. van Die, 7.1 km away

Road between efteling and bosrijk

Road between Bosrijk and the Efteling

This panorama was taken in Netherlands, Europe

This is an overview of 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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