Avila - Plaza la Santa
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Avila - Plaza la Santa

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A: St. Theresa Square of Avila

by jose-ignacio-teran, 20 meters away

St. Theresa Square of Avila

C: Chapel of St. Theresa of avila

by jose-ignacio-teran, 70 meters away

Chapel of St. Theresa of avila

D: Avila - San Juan de las Cruz Monument

by Carsten Arenz, 130 meters away

Avila - San Juan de las Cruz Monument

E: Avila - Plaza Mercado-Chico

by Carsten Arenz, 280 meters away

The PLaza Mercado Chico is surely not the biggest Plaza in Spain and in its size not anywhere near th...

Avila - Plaza Mercado-Chico

F: small market square of avila-spain

by jose-ignacio-teran, 280 meters away

small market square of avila-spain

G: Avila - Plaza Teniente Arévalo

by Carsten Arenz, 350 meters away

Avila - Plaza Teniente Arévalo

H: City walls of Avila

by Rafael DeVill, 410 meters away

The city walls of Avila, Spain. The entire system of walls is still in perfect condition, and a good ...

City walls of Avila

I: Towers of Avila

by Rafael DeVill, 420 meters away

Standing on the city walls of Avila, Spain. The entire system of walls is still in perfect condition,...

Towers of Avila

J: Avila - Cathedral

by Carsten Arenz, 440 meters away

Avila - Cathedral

This panorama was taken in Spain, Europe

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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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