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ACI FINIS TERRAE 2011

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A: GALICIA FINIS TERRAE 2011

by mikelmgm, less than 10 meters away

GALICIA FINIS TERRAE 2011

B: A Coruna - Hercules Tower Walkway

by Carsten Arenz, 260 meters away

The Tower of Hercules is situated approx. 2,5 km away from the center of A Coruña. It is an ancient r...

A Coruna - Hercules Tower Walkway

C: A Coruna - Hercules Tower Base

by Carsten Arenz, 300 meters away

The Tower of Hercules is situated approx. 2,5 km away from the center of A Coruña. It is an ancient r...

A Coruna - Hercules Tower Base

D: Tower of Hercules

by Henry Alvarez, 340 meters away

The Tower of Hercules is the oldest working lighthouse in the world, it has been illuminating the way...

Tower of Hercules

E: Tower of Hercules, Humankind heritage

by Henry Alvarez, 370 meters away

Hercules' tower is the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Contemportary to the famous Alexandría...

Tower of Hercules, Humankind heritage

F: Compass rose at the Tower of Hercules

by Henry Alvarez, 470 meters away

Hercules' tower is the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Contemportary to the famous Alexandría...

Compass rose at the Tower of Hercules

G: The Snail Shell, Sculptures park of the tower of Hercules

by Henry Alvarez, 490 meters away

The Snail Shell, Sculptures park of the tower of Hercules Surrounding the tower of Hercules is a coas...

The Snail Shell, Sculptures park of the tower of Hercules

H: Family of menhirs

by Henry Alvarez, 700 meters away

The Family of Menhirs, also known as "Menhirs for peace" is an sculpture by Manolo Paz, a group of tw...

Family of menhirs

I: Domus Museum, The House of Man

by Henry Alvarez, 920 meters away

Domus Museum, known as "The house of man" is a scientific museum, the frist interactive museum dedica...

Domus Museum, The House of Man

J: Maria Pita Square in Corunna

by Henry Alvarez, 1.6 km away

Maria Pita, a local heroin in the fight against Francis Drake troops, gives name to this beautiful pl...

Maria Pita Square in Corunna

This panorama was taken in Northern Spain, 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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