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Jastarnia nad zatoką

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A:

by Mariusz Kuzka, 860 meters away

B:

by Mariusz Kuzka, 1.1 km away

C: On Breakwater of Jastarnia Port

by Mateusz Włodarczyk, 1.1 km away

On Breakwater of Jastarnia Port

D: Bay of Puck

by Mateusz Włodarczyk, 1.4 km away

The Bay of Puck or Puck Bay (Polish: Zatoka Pucka; Kashubian: Pùckô Hôwinga), historically also known...

Bay of Puck

E: Beach

by Mateusz Włodarczyk, 2.1 km away

Baltic beach in Jastarnia, after night storm. Camera: Sony DSLR-A500Lens: Sigma DC 18-200mmFlash: NoS...

Beach

F: Museum of Coastal Defence - Hel

by Piotr Sliwinski, 10.3 km away

Museum of Coastal Defence - Hel

G:

by Piotr Sliwinski, 10.4 km away

H: Coastal Gun Battery Schleswig Holstein

by Piotr Sliwinski, 10.4 km away

Coastal Gun Battery Schleswig Holsteinstand no2 (restored)Early in the morning of 1th September 1939 ...

Coastal Gun Battery Schleswig Holstein

I: Ford Kite Cup, Rewa 2014

by jacek_radzikowski, 12.8 km away

Panorama taken during the first day of Ford Kite Cup in Rewa, Poland on 19-06-2014

Ford Kite Cup, Rewa 2014

J:

by Piotr Sliwinski, 12.9 km away

This panorama was taken in Poland, 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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