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A: Zakrzowek w Krakowie

by maciek mucha, 1.7 km away

Zakrzowek w Krakowie

B: Kraków - Zakrzówek

by maciek mucha, 1.9 km away

Kraków - Zakrzówek

C: Zakrzowek2

by Jacek W, 2.1 km away

Zakrzowek2

D: Zakrzowek

by Robert Pipala, 2.5 km away

The former quarry is now used as a place of rest and rock climbing. It offers a beautiful view of Old...

Zakrzowek

E: Cracow seen from the terrace

by PanoArt Kraków, 3.4 km away

Cracow seen from the terrace

F: Lajkonik

by Ilja van de Pavert, 3.8 km away

The Lajkonik is one of the unofficial symbols of the city of Kraków, Poland. It is represented as a b...

Lajkonik

G: Bednarskiego Park

by Andrzej Cież, 4.0 km away

Bednarskiego Park

H: Independence Place

by Andrzej Cież, 4.1 km away

Independence Place

J: Kopiec Kościuszki, Krakow, Poland

by Krzysztof Reczek, 4.1 km away

One from few my panoramas from Poland.It's very nice country. People are very helpful and generally h...

Kopiec Kościuszki, Krakow, Poland

This panorama was taken in Krakow, 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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