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A: Kardeş Şehirler Dostluk Evi

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 620 meters away

Kardeş Şehirler Dostluk Evi

B: Kırklareli Train Station

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 730 meters away

Kırklareli Train Station

C:

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 740 meters away

Our city Plateau District 87 candidate, 41 plots located in the historic registered FORMER TURKISH FU...

D: Kırklareli Arasta (Bedesten)

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 740 meters away

Built adjacent to Hızırbey Bath in a "T" form, it has arch-type walls. The upper cover is a vault 15 ...

Kırklareli Arasta (Bedesten)

E: Hızırbey Mosque

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 770 meters away

Hızırbey Mosque

F: Dingiloglu Park

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 950 meters away

Dingiloglu Park

G:

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 1.2 km away

H: Asagipinar

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 1.9 km away

About 500 m from the center of Kırklareli Aşağıpınar mound, is located south of the province. The old...

Asagipinar

I: Asagıpınar excavation area

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 2.0 km away

About 500 m from the center of Kırklareli Aşağıpınar mound, is located south of the province. The old...

Asagıpınar excavation area

J: Kanligecit Excavation Area

by Yavuz Sevimli - panoramikistanbul.com, 2.5 km away

Aşağıpınar Kanlıgeçit mound mound 300 m Located in a historical place to another. Lower spring losing...

Kanligecit Excavation Area

This panorama was taken in Turkey, 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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