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Panoramic photo by Tor Erik Schrøder PRO EXPERT Taken 13:06, 26/05/2011 - Views loading...

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A: Kristiansand Posebyen

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 260 meters away

The Kristiansand Posebyen takes in most of the 14 blocks at the northern end of the town's characteri...

Kristiansand Posebyen

B: Kristiansand Posebyen

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 320 meters away

 The Kristiansand Posebyen takes in most of the 14 blocks at the northern end of the town's character...

Kristiansand Posebyen

C: Cherry blossoms in Posebyen

by Bjørn K Nilssen, 340 meters away

Early May in Rådhusgata (City Hall street) in Posebyen, Kristiansand

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D: Posebyen

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 360 meters away

The Kristiansand Posebyen takes in most of the 14 blocks at the northern end of the town's characteri...

Posebyen

E: Posebyen winter

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 360 meters away

 The Kristiansand Posebyen takes in most of the 14 blocks at the northern end of the town's character...

Posebyen winter

F: Wergelandsparken in Kristiansand

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 420 meters away

Wergelandspark in Kristiansand named after Henrik Arnold Thaulow Wergeland (17 June 1808 – 12 July 18...

Wergelandsparken in Kristiansand

G: Japanphoto shop

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 440 meters away

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Japanphoto shop

H: Upper market plaza with rain by night

by Bjørn K Nilssen, 450 meters away

The upper market plaza with the city hall, the old fire station abd the statue og King Haakon VII. A ...

Upper market plaza with rain by night

I: Kristiansand Cathedral

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 460 meters away

The main church in Kristiansand build in 1885. The church is one of the largest in the country and it...

Kristiansand Cathedral

J: Kristiansand town square

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 460 meters away

Panorama taken at the town square in Kristiansand Norway. Kristiansand is the 5 largest town in Norwa...

Kristiansand town square

This panorama was taken in Norway, Europe

This is an overview of 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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