Łeba Kapitanat
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Łeba Kapitanat

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A: Łeba Kanał

by Marek Matej, 180 meters away

Łeba Kanał

B: Łeba Port - GRYF

by Marek Matej, 320 meters away

Łeba Port - GRYF

C: Port of Leba, Baltic Sea, Poland

by Rafał Szmigiero, 370 meters away

Each year in the peak season, the lovely fishing port of Leba is crammed with tourists drawn by the a...

Port of Leba, Baltic Sea, Poland

D: Skwer Rybaka

by Marek Matej, 370 meters away

Skwer Rybaka

E: Łeba Port - DENEGA

by Marek Matej, 370 meters away

Łeba Port - DENEGA

F: Plaża w Łebie

by Marek Matej, 590 meters away

Plaża w Łebie

G: Łeba ul. Nadmorska

by Marek Matej, 740 meters away

Łeba ul. Nadmorska

H: Łeba Restauracja Książęca

by Marek Matej, 760 meters away

Łeba Restauracja Książęca

I: Łeba - plaża

by Marek Matej, 980 meters away

Łeba - plaża

J: Łeba - Windsurfing Allegro Cup

by Rafał Szmigiero, 1.3 km away

In Poland that event takes place, for the fifth time and as usual, the world's leading guest stars, w...

Łeba - Windsurfing Allegro Cup

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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