burn drift logoisk
License license
Loading ...

Panoramic photo by Slava Kiva Taken 13:15, 01/05/2012 - Views loading...


burn drift logoisk

The World > Europe > Belarus

  • Like / unlike
  • thumbs up
  • thumbs down


comments powered by Disqus

Nearby images in Belarus


A: gsok logoisk2

by Sergey Muho, 160 meters away

gsok logoisk2

B: страусы в логойске

by Sergey Muho, 210 meters away

страусы в логойске

C: Dubrouskaje area in Belarus

by Igor Chuevskyi, 9.0 km away

Dubrouskaje cottages area located near to Dubrouskaje lake where wealthy Belarusian people are living...

Dubrouskaje area in Belarus

D: The Gaina river in Belarus

by Igor Chuevskyi, 18.1 km away

The Gaina river near to Sutoki village. Adjoining meadow partly flooded and wealthy in habitants like...

The Gaina river in Belarus

E: afgan party 2

by Slava Kiva, 18.4 km away

afgan party 2

F: afgan party1

by Slava Kiva, 18.4 km away

afgan party1

G: Kamenka (Belarus)

by Igor Chuevskyi, 18.8 km away

Belarus, Landscape near to Kamenka village. This panorama has been taken in the KAP style from the he...

Kamenka (Belarus)

H: Беларусь. ИС-3 у Кургана Славы

by Yarmalovich Alexandr, 19.1 km away

Беларусь. ИС-3 у Кургана Славы

I: Беларусь. Курган Славы

by Yarmalovich Alexandr, 19.1 km away

Беларусь. Курган Славы

J: Peat trenches in Belarus

by Igor Chuevskyi, 19.4 km away

The peat trenches near to Mgle village. It was the bog more than 50 years ago but now it's the one fr...

Peat trenches in Belarus

This panorama was taken in Belarus, 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.

Share this panorama