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Nearby images in Spain


A: Semana Santa Magna

by Jonathan Vazquez, less than 10 meters away

cuadrilla de costaleros, antes de empezar la penitencia

Semana Santa Magna

B: Torre I.E.S La Granja

by Zahara Lozano, less than 10 meters away

Torre I.E.S La Granja


by moisesoneto, 590 meters away

El templete del Parque Hontoria, sita en Jerez de la Frontera, un templete con cierta antigüedad que ...


D: claustros de Santo Domingo

by Jonathan Vazquez, 900 meters away

En 1264 las tropas de Alfonso X conquistan de manera definitiva Jerez a los musulmanes. En ese moment...

claustros de Santo Domingo

E: Santo Domingo Cloisters (Claustros de santo domingo)

by Jonathan Vazquez, 910 meters away

En 1264 las tropas de Alfonso X conquistan de manera definitiva Jerez a los musulmanes. En ese moment...

Santo Domingo Cloisters (Claustros de santo domingo)

F: Tower Institute of Secondary Education La Granja

by Fer Iglesias, 1.2 km away

equirectangilar de la torre del IES La Granja Jerez de la frontera (Cádiz)

Tower Institute of Secondary Education La Granja

G: Benaocaz Place

by Noe Caputto, 1.2 km away

Benaocaz Place

H: Iglesia San Juan

by acontraluz fotografia, 1.2 km away

Iglesia San Juan


by Cristina Borrego, 1.3 km away


by moisesoneto, 1.3 km away


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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