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Albufeira Beach

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Albufeira is a town in the Algarve in southern Portugal. Albufeira is known for its fantastic beaches with golden sand and water with a temperature of 22, 23 degrees in summer, is one of the municipalities in the country with the largest number of Blue Flags, which attests to reward the quality of beaches on cleanliness, accessibility and waters.

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A: «Cais Herculano» Old Docks in Albufeira Old Town

por Emmanuel Gaziaux, 40 metros de distancia

«Cais Herculano» Old Docks in Albufeira Old Town

B: Albufeira Coastline 1

por Luis Marques, 120 metros de distancia

Albufeira, situated in the Algarve, Portugal has about 30 kilometers coastline, which are found in on...

Albufeira Coastline 1

C: Fishermen's Beach Escalators, Albufeira Old Town

por Emmanuel Gaziaux, 190 metros de distancia

Fishermen's Beach Escalators, Albufeira Old Town

D: Tunnel Beach viewpoint in Old Town Albufeira

por Emmanuel Gaziaux, 190 metros de distancia

Tunnel Beach viewpoint in Old Town Albufeira

E: Albufeira Coastline 2

por Luis Marques, 200 metros de distancia

Albufeira, situated in the Algarve, Portugal has about 30 kilometers coastline, which are found in on...

Albufeira Coastline 2

F: Fishermen's Beach, Albufeira

por Emmanuel Gaziaux, 210 metros de distancia

Viewpoint from the top of the Fishermen's Beach (Praia dos Pescadores) where we can observe Albufeira...

Fishermen's Beach, Albufeira

G: View from the Pier, Albufeira Old Town

por Emmanuel Gaziaux, 220 metros de distancia

View from the Pier, Albufeira Old Town

H: Albufeira Viewpoint at "Pau da Bandeira"

por Emmanuel Gaziaux, 250 metros de distancia

Albufeira Viewpoint at "Pau da Bandeira"

I: Albufeira Old Town Main Square

por Emmanuel Gaziaux, 250 metros de distancia

Albufeira Old Town Main Square

J: St Sebastian's Church - Miguel Bombarda Square, Albufeira

por Emmanuel Gaziaux, 280 metros de distancia

St Sebastian's Church - Miguel Bombarda Square, Albufeira

Este panorama fue tomado en Portugal, Europe

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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.

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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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