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Botanic Park Goteborg

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A: Goteborg Oscar Fredriks Church

by Mahmood Hamidi, 1.5 km away

Oscar Fredrik Church in Gothenburg.The church is named after King Oscar II's full name. The king visi...

Goteborg Oscar Fredriks Church

B: Oscar Fredrik churgh Goteborg

by Mahmood Hamidi, 1.6 km away

Oscar Fredrik Church is a church in Gothenburg, Sweden. The style is Neo Gothic, but the influence is...

Oscar Fredrik churgh Goteborg

C: Canal Feskekorka Goteborg

by Mahmood Hamidi, 2.0 km away

To see more panoramas from the photographer visit his web sit at

Canal Feskekorka Goteborg

D: Norra Allegata Feskekorka 2

by Mahmood Hamidi, 2.0 km away

Norra Allegata Feskekorka 2

E: Feskekorka Fish Market

by Mahmood Hamidi, 2.1 km away

Göteborgs fish market Feskekorka, for more panoramas of Goteborg visit the photographer's web site.

Feskekorka Fish Market

F: Warf Damen Gothenburg Sweden

by Stig Nordlander, 2.3 km away

Today the wharf performs a few types of reparations, maintenance work, and renovation of ships. It cu...

Warf Damen Gothenburg Sweden

G: Gotaplatsen Goteborg

by Lars Sjoland, 2.3 km away

Gotaplatsen Goteborg

I: Gothenburg Gotaplatsen

by Jarek Ciszek, 2.4 km away

Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden (after Stockholm) and the fifth-largest amongst the N...

Gothenburg Gotaplatsen

J: The Dancers at Gotaplasen, Goteborg

by Mahmood Hamidi, 2.4 km away

The Dancers is a stature of two dancing girls at Gotaplatsen in Goteborg, Sweden. There are several o...

The Dancers at Gotaplasen, Goteborg

This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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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