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A: Puerto de Cartagena

by Fernando Touceda, 3.3 km away

Puerto Deportivo de Cartagena. Spain.

Puerto de Cartagena

B: City Hall

by Klaus Schlitt, 3.3 km away

City Hall

C: Submarino S74 Tramontana en Cartagena

by Fernando Cifuentes Duque, 3.4 km away

Submarino S74 Tramontana en Cartagena

D: Submarino s74 Tramontana en Cartagena

by Fernando Cifuentes Duque, 3.4 km away

El Tramontana (S-74) es el cuarto de los submarinos de clase Agosta de la Armada Española. Fue constr...

Submarino s74 Tramontana en Cartagena

E: Corbeta P79 Vencedora

by Fernando Cifuentes Duque, 3.7 km away

CORBETA VENCEDORA P79La Vencedora (F-36) es una corbeta, sexta de la clase Descubierta de la Armada E...

Corbeta P79 Vencedora

F: Escuela de Submarinos en el Arsenal Naval de Cartagena

by Fernando Cifuentes Duque, 3.7 km away

Escuela de Submarinos en el Arsenal Naval de Cartagena

G: Submarino S74 Tramontana

by Fernando Cifuentes Duque, 3.8 km away

El Tramontana (S-74) es el cuarto de los submarinos de clase Agosta de la Armada Española. Fue constr...

Submarino S74 Tramontana

H: Bateria del General Ordoñez

by Klaus Schlitt, 4.1 km away

Bateria del General Ordoñez

I: Bateria del General Ordoñez

by Klaus Schlitt, 4.1 km away

Bateria del General Ordoñez

J: Club Naval de Suboficiales de Cartagena

by Fernando Cifuentes Duque, 4.1 km away

El Centro Deportivo y Sociocultural de Suboficiales de la  Armada de Cartagena, situado  en terrenos ...

Club Naval de Suboficiales de Cartagena

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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