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by Stephan Messner, 30 meters away


by Stephan Messner, 530 meters away

C: The little fishermen's village called S'Estaca, Mallorca

by Guillem Alemany, 780 meters away

This is one of the most hidden places in Mallorca, next to Valldemossa village and its harbour, you c...

The little fishermen's village called S'Estaca, Mallorca

D: A painter, a photographer and the Mediterranean sea

by Guillem Alemany, 790 meters away

An image shot at the hidden fishermen's village called S'Estaca, Valldemossa, Mallorca

A painter, a photographer and the Mediterranean sea

E: Caseta Refugi On Talaia Vella, Mallorca

by Andy Bryant, 830 meters away

The refuge was built by the Archduke Louis Salvador who settled on Majorca to provide shelter to thos...

Caseta Refugi On Talaia Vella, Mallorca

F: Es Caragoli On The Cami De S Arxiduc

by Andy Bryant, 2.2 km away

In 1867 the Austrian Archduke Ludwig Salvator visited Mallorca and loved it that much that he stayed....

Es Caragoli On The Cami De S Arxiduc

G: Valdemossa Port

by Mahmood Hamidi, 2.2 km away

Valdemosa Port in Mallorca. Mallorca (also known in english as Majorca), known as one of the most bea...

Valdemossa Port

H: Valdemossa Port

by Wojciech Fuchs, 2.3 km away

Valdemossa Port

I: Valdemossa Village

by Mahmood Hamidi, 2.4 km away

Valdemossa, Mallorca, Spain, is a beautiful mountain village close to Deia on Majorca island. Many fa...

Valdemossa Village

J: Ponent Valdemossa Mallorca

by Clemens Scharmann, 2.4 km away

Ponent Valdemossa Mallorca

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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