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Located south of Villach, at the Austrian-Slovenian-Border, the Mittagskogel is the third highest mountain in the Karavanke mountain range. Lacking any tall neighbors, the Mittagskogel is an impressive sight in the Carinthian Mountain Panorama.

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A: View from Dovška Baba

by Zoran Vidrih, 3.9 km away

View from Dovška baba toward Karavnke mountain range in the east and Julian Alps in the South and West.

View from Dovška Baba


by friedrich-sponheuer, 5.7 km away

Die Burgruine Finkenstein ist eine Burgruine in der Marktgemeinde Finkenstein am Faaker See in Kärnte...

C: Slovenia - Triglav - National park

by Jan Fujdiar, 10.0 km away

Triglav (German: Terglau, Italian: Tricorno) is with its elevation of 2,864 metres (9,396 ft)[1][note...

Slovenia - Triglav - National park

D: Martuljkov slap

by Armin Leuprecht, 10.3 km away

Martuljkov slap

E: Výšlap na Triglav

by Jan Fujdiar, 10.3 km away

Výšlap na triglav. Slovinský národní park.                                                           ...

Výšlap na Triglav

F: A break while climbing Velika Dnina

by Zoran Vidrih, 12.9 km away

Velika Dnina beneath Škrtlatica, the queen of Julian alps. Great view over peaks of Prisojnik, Martul...

A break while climbing Velika Dnina

G: Atrio Shopping Mall

by Markus Ortner, 13.2 km away

Build in 2007, the Atrio in Villach is the largest shopping mall in Carinthia, covering 38.700m² of s...

Atrio Shopping Mall

H: Castle of Velden at night

by, 13.5 km away

Castle of Velden at night

I: Drava Bridge Villach

by Markus Ortner, 14.4 km away

Drava Bridge Villach

J: Mittagskogel 365+1 - First Day

by Markus Ortner, 14.4 km away

Mittagskogel 365+1 - First Day

This panorama was taken in 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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