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Imágenes cercanas en Austria

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A:

por Stefan Huber, a 2.0 km.

B:

por Stefan Huber, a 2.1 km.

C: Plansee Austria

por Stefan Riede, a 2.2 km.

Plansee Austria

D: Thaneller Summit in autumn - by Eder Robert

por Robert Eder, a 5.6 km.

A panoramic image taken on the summit of mt. Thaneller near Berwang in Tirol / Austria.The Image was ...

Thaneller Summit in autumn - by Eder Robert

E: Alpsee

por Burkhard Koerner, a 9.0 km.

Alpsee

F: View to Hohenschwangau Castle

por Andrew Bodrov, a 9.2 km.

View to Hohenschwangau Castle

G: Flying near Neuschwanstein Castle

por Andrew Bodrov, a 9.3 km.

Flying near Neuschwanstein Castle

H: Castillo de Neuschwanstein desde el Marienbrücke

por Paco Lorente, a 9.3 km.

Si se opta por realizar la ascensión al castillo de Neuschwanstein con el autobus, su ruta finaliza p...

Castillo de Neuschwanstein desde el Marienbrücke

I: Neuschwanstein Castle - Marien-Bridge

por Martin Hertel, a 9.3 km.

View from the overcrowded Marien-Bridge to Newswansteen-Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle - Marien-Bridge

J: View from the Marienbridge to Neuschwanstein castle

por Mark Simons, a 9.3 km.

View from Marienbridge (german: 'Marienbrücke', also known as 'Pöllatbrücke') over to Neuschwanstein ...

View from the Marienbridge to Neuschwanstein castle

Este panorama fue tomado en Austria, 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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