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Nearby images in Croatia


A: Fužine - Lake 'Bajer'

by Igor Adamec, 890 meters away

Fužine - Lake 'Bajer'

B: Bridge in Fuzine - Gorski kotar

by Damir Jevtic, 2.3 km away

Small bridge with interesting design just out side the place Fuzine in Gorski kotar. It is passing ov...

Bridge in Fuzine - Gorski kotar

C: Lokvarsko jezero - 2

by Igor Adamec, 5.8 km away

Lokvarsko jezero - 2

D: Lokvarsko Lake

by Vlatko Šplihal, 5.9 km away

Lokvarsko Lake

E: Lokvarsko jezero - 1

by Igor Adamec, 5.9 km away

Lokvarsko jezero - 1

F: Lokvarsko jezero - 3

by Igor Adamec, 6.0 km away

Lokvarsko jezero - 3

G: Lokvarsko jezero - 4

by Igor Adamec, 6.0 km away

Lokvarsko jezero - 4

H: Bakar bay - Bakarski zaljev

by Damir Jevtic, 11.3 km away

Bakar bay is located in north Kvarner, south form city of Rijeka. There are two places in bay; Bakar ...

Bakar bay - Bakarski zaljev

I: VILANI - rugby game in Krasica

by Damir Jevtic, 11.8 km away

Moment in game of rugby club Vilani on their playground in Krasica. Rugby club Vilani have been found...

VILANI - rugby game in Krasica

J: Jadranovo

by Darko Car, 11.8 km away

Small village of Jadranovo is located on the coast where mainland "bumps" into the island of Krk. The...


This panorama was taken in Croatia, 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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