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A:

by Clemens Scharmann, less than 10 meters away

B: Font de Santa Margalida, Felanitx

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 540 meters away

The town of Felanitx, with an area of 169, 57 km and a population of over 15,000 inhabitants located ...

Font de Santa Margalida, Felanitx

C: felanitx

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 880 meters away

The town of Felanitx, with an area of 169, 57 km and a population of over 15,000 inhabitants located ...

felanitx

D: Bodega Cooperativa De Felanitx

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 950 meters away

The time does not affect the people and people alike, not to architectural heritage, which suffers in...

Bodega Cooperativa De Felanitx

E: Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 970 meters away

The time does not affect the people and people alike, not to architectural heritage, which suffers in...

Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat

F:

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 980 meters away

G: Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 980 meters away

The time does not affect the people and people alike, not to architectural heritage, which suffers in...

Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat

H: Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 1,000 meters away

Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat

I: Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 1.0 km away

The time does not affect the people and people alike, not to architectural heritage, which suffers in...

Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat

J: Bodega Cooperativa Felanitx , Es Sindicat

by Andreu Vicens Oliver, 1.0 km away

The time does not affect the people and people alike, not to architectural heritage, which suffers in...

Bodega Cooperativa  Felanitx , Es Sindicat

This panorama was taken in Mallorca, 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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