North Cape, The Globe monument
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North Cape, The Globe monument

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Etiquetas: north cape, nordkapp, arctic

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North Cape, at 71°10'21 of latitude is referred to as the northernmost point of Europe. The Globe is now the simbol of North Cape, attracting peole from all over the world. Where Europe ends the Arctic Ocean begins.

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A: Nordcape Globe

por Stig Nordlander, a menos de 10 metros de distancia

Nordcape Globe

B: north cape in norwey

por luis davilla, 10 metros de distancia

north cape in norwey

C: Sunrise at Nordkapp

por Martin Hertel, 10 metros de distancia

Exceptionally lonely morning at North Cape, supposedly the northernmost point of Europe.In reality, t...

Sunrise at Nordkapp

D: Globe at the North Cape

por Henk Keijzer, 10 metros de distancia

Just to prove I was there too ;-))

Globe at the North Cape

E: Nordkapp

por Andrei Kuznetcov, 10 metros de distancia

NordKapp

Nordkapp

F: North Cape, King's View

por Henk Keijzer, 90 metros de distancia

North Cape, King's View

North Cape, King's View

G: North Cape, Children of the World

por Henk Keijzer, 250 metros de distancia

North Cape, Children of the World

North Cape, Children of the World

H: Children of the Earth monument

por Stig Nordlander, 250 metros de distancia

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

Children of the Earth monument

I: Nordkapp - Children of the World together

por Andrei Kuznetcov, 250 metros de distancia

Nordkapp - Children of the World together

J: Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

por Andrei Kuznetcov, 350 metros de distancia

Nordkapp - looking at the Knivskjelodden

Este panorama fue tomado en Norway, Europe

Esta es una vista general de 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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