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Images à proximité de Copenhagen

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A: The Amusement Park "Bakken"

Par Flemming V. Larsen, A 1.1 km

"Bakken" or "Dyrehavsbakken" (The Deer Park Hill) north of Copenhagen is one of the oldest amusement ...

The Amusement Park "Bakken"

B: Dyrehaven in early winter

Par Bjarke Andersen, A 1.6 km

View showing Hjorteengen ("Deer meadow" directly translated).

Dyrehaven in early winter

C: DR excavating at Taarbæk Fort

Par Christian Obel, A 1.6 km

DR excavating at Taarbæk Fort

D: DR excavating at Taarbæk Fort

Par Christian Obel, A 1.6 km

DR excavating at Taarbæk Fort

E: Skovshoved Havn

Par Klaus Storch, A 1.8 km

Skovshoved Havn

F: Dead Trunk With Tinder Fungus

Par Flemming V. Larsen, A 1.8 km

The Tinder fungus, Fomes fomentarius, you can find on almost any dead trunks or fallen branches of a ...

Dead Trunk With Tinder Fungus

G: Østre Ordrup Krat Batteri

Par Christian Obel, A 1.9 km

Østre Ordrup Krat Batteri

H: Tiny chicken of the wood

Par Flemming V. Larsen, A 1.9 km

Fallen trunk with a tiny Laetiporus sulphureus fungus - also known as "Chicken of the Wood" due to th...

Tiny chicken of the wood

I: Skovshoved Havn

Par Christian Obel, A 1.9 km

Skovshoved Havn

J: Ordrup Mitrailleuse Batteri

Par Christian Obel, A 2.0 km

Ordrup Mitrailleuse Batteri

Ce panorama é été pris à Copenhagen, Europe

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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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