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A: Tangen Kristiansand

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 30 meters away

Tangen is a newly apartments area situated right in the heart of Kristiansand. The city beach is just...

Tangen Kristiansand

B: Kristiansand city beach

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 70 meters away

Kristiansand city beach is situated right in the heart in the city and is very popular in all season ...

Kristiansand city beach

C: Aquarama 2

by Kyrre Andersen, 130 meters away

Aquarama 2

D: Tangen VGS

by Kyrre Andersen, 160 meters away

Tangen VGS

E: Tangen by night

by Bjørn K Nilssen, 160 meters away

From Tangen peninsula, by NRK, the Norwegian Public Broadcast Companys building. Close to he local Ci...

Tangen by night

F: Kristiansand Høivold brygge

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 170 meters away

Panorama taken at the Høyvold brygge in Kristiansand Norway. The housing complex is of never date and...

Kristiansand Høivold brygge

G: Sprayboks apartment

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 300 meters away

 Backyard graffiti artists have made pieces in an apartment on the walls. Go to www.sprayboks.no for ...

Sprayboks apartment

H: Christiansholm fortress in moonlight

by Bjørn K Nilssen, 320 meters away

A cold and moonlit night by the local fortress, Christiansholm

Christiansholm fortress in moonlight

I: Bernt Balchen statue.

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 320 meters away

Bernt Balchen, (23 October 1899-17 October 1973), a winner of the distinguished Flying Cross was a na...

Bernt Balchen statue.

J: Kristiansand Grafitti Sprayboks

by Tor Erik Schrøder, 390 meters away

Backyard grafitti artists in Kristiansand making pieces in the spring sun. Go to www.sprayboks.no for...

Kristiansand Grafitti Sprayboks

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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