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Carril Bici Son Parruquet

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A: Ajuntament de Sant Lluís ( SAC )

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Ajuntament de Sant Lluís ( SAC )

B: Pla de Sa Creu

by Ajuntament de Sant Lluís, 160 meters away

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C: Batista Complements

by Ajuntament de Sant Lluís, 170 meters away

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D: Bar Restaurant La Bolla

by Ajuntament de Sant Lluís, 180 meters away

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E: Farmàcia Leonor Hernández Pons

by Ajuntament de Sant Lluís, 190 meters away

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F: Pescadería San Luís

by Ajuntament de Sant Lluís, 190 meters away

Pescadería San Luís

G: Estanco San Luís

by Ajuntament de Sant Lluís, 190 meters away

Estanco San Luís

H: Esglèsia de Sant Lluís

by Ajuntament de Sant Lluís, 200 meters away

During his short French domination of the island, from 1756 to 1763, the account ofLannion, governor ...

Esglèsia de Sant Lluís

I: Carnisseria Can Miquel

by Ajuntament de Sant Lluís, 200 meters away

Carnisseria Can Miquel

J: Carnicería Silvano

by Ajuntament de Sant Lluís, 220 meters away

Carnicería Silvano

This panorama was taken in Spain, 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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