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Hjorthagen Church

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Nearby images in Sweden


A: Hjorthagen Church

by Kah Wai Lin, 10 meters away

Hjorthagen Church, Stockholm, Sweden

Hjorthagen Church

B: In front of scandic hotel

by Min Heo, 910 meters away

In front of scandic hotel

C: Sweden Stockholm Tunnelbana Stadion

by Markus Kaeppeli, 1.8 km away

Sweden Stockholm Tunnelbana Stadion

E: Gustav Adolf Church

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 2.0 km away

Completed in 1892 Architect Carl Möller The church was originally built as a garrison church for the ...

Gustav Adolf Church

F: Swedish National Television

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 2.1 km away

This is the Swedish National Television (Sveriges Television) building.

Swedish National Television

G: Reaktor1 Kth Overview

by Jann Lipka, 2.1 km away

An industrial hall 20 meters underground Stockholms Royal Institute of TechnologyA scientific Nuclear...

Reaktor1 Kth Overview

H: Reaktor1 Kth Entrance View

by Jann Lipka, 2.1 km away

Reaktor1 Kth Entrance View

I: Ring of Judgement

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 2.1 km away

"Ring of Judgement" by sculptress Liv Due. The idea with this sculpture by Liv Due is to show how an ...

Ring of Judgement

J: 1809 Finnish War Reenactment

by Jann Lipka, 2.1 km away

Sweden flag bearer at 1809 war play ,  Celebrating tha last battle Sweden was involved in on its own ...

1809 Finnish War Reenactment

This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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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