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Kaknäs Tower

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The Kaknäs Tower (Kaknästornet) is the hub for television and radio broadcasts in Sweden. When it was completed in 1967 it was the talles building in Scandinavia. 155 meters.


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Nearby images in Sweden


A: Kaknäs Tower

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 150 meters away

The Kaknäs Tower (Kaknästornet) is the hub for television and radio broadcasts in Sweden. When it was...

Kaknäs Tower

B: 1919-Bleirot-flies over Stockholm- 2010

by Jann Lipka, 330 meters away

100 years of Swedish aviation - completely renovated Bleriot airplane from 1919 lifts 100 years after...

1919-Bleirot-flies over Stockholm- 2010

C: Optical Telegraph

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 450 meters away

This optical telegraph or semaphore is located near the National Museum of Science and Technology. It...

Optical Telegraph

D: Tekniska museet

by Daryoush Tahmasebi, 500 meters away

Tekniska museet

E: The Maritime Museum. Schooner Amphion.

by Vil Muhametshin, 660 meters away

The Maritime Museum is the central institution within SMM (Swedish National Maritime Museums), which ...

The Maritime Museum. Schooner Amphion.

G: The National Maritime Museum

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 690 meters away

The National Maritime Museum or "Sjöhistoriska Museet" displays models of warships and merchant vesse...

The National Maritime Museum

H: Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen, Stockholm, Sweden

by Peter Lyden, 710 meters away

Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen (Swedish: "The Canal of Djurgården Spring") is a canal in central Stockholm, S...

Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen, Stockholm, Sweden

I: Rosendal Palace

by Lennart Mollerstrom, 780 meters away

Rosendal is one of the royal palaces. It is located at Djurgården that was the royal hunting grounds ...

Rosendal Palace

J: 1809 Finnish War Reenactment in Stockholm 2009

by Jann Lipka, 830 meters away

Last war Sweden was involved in was 1809 .Sweden lost against Russia, and peace treaty was signed.Fin...

1809 Finnish War Reenactment in Stockholm 2009

This panorama was taken in Sweden, 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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