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Images à proximité de Copenhagen

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A: Wilders Canal at Christianshavn

Par Flemming V. Larsen, à 170 mètres

Wilders Canal at Christianshavn

B: Christianshavn, Copenhagen

Par Vil Muhametshin, à 290 mètres

Christianshavn, Copenhagen

C: The Church of Our Saviour

Par Carsten Larsen, à 390 mètres

The Church of Our Saviour (Danish: Vor Frelsers Kirke) is a baroque church in Copenhagen, Denmark, mo...

The Church of Our Saviour

D: Copenhagen Nyhavn Autumn

Par Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, à 400 mètres

Nyhavn - or New Port, if translated literally - is one of the few remaining examples on the old port ...

Copenhagen Nyhavn Autumn

E: Nyhavn Copenhagen

Par Warren Eckstein, à 410 mètres

Beautiful Summer day in Copenhagen

Nyhavn Copenhagen

F: Vor Frelsers Kirke

Par MoUzEs- Maciej J. Lorek, à 430 mètres

Vor Frelsers Kirke

G: Copenhagen Metro

Par Ninoslav Adzibaba, à 440 mètres

Copenhagen Metro

H: Nyhavn Copenhagen

Par Marcus Hamilton, à 440 mètres

The Nyhavn area of Copenhagen used to be a 'Sailor's delight', but is now a bustling centre with plen...

Nyhavn Copenhagen

I: Copenhagen Starling Box Theatre

Par Leif Nygaard Eilertsen, à 440 mètres

The Royal Theatre located in Copenhagen, Denmark, includes a separate scene, The Starling Box (rough ...

Copenhagen Starling Box Theatre

J: One of the entrances to Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen

Par Vil Muhametshin, à 440 mètres

Christiania, also known as Freetown Christiania (Danish: Fristaden Christiania) is a self-proclaimed ...

One of the entrances to Freetown Christiania, Copenhagen

Ce panorama é été pris à Copenhagen, Europe

Ceci est un aperçu 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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