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Kaštieľ Oponice

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A: Kaštieľ Oponice

by Miroslav Pochyba, 100 meters away

Kaštieľ Oponice

B: My home

by Martin Cifra, 3.5 km away

This place is where I live all my life. I am living here for 23 years. It is called Dvorany nad Nitro...

My home

C: Garden

by Martin Cifra, 3.6 km away

Garden

D: Church of St. Anna in Kovarce

by Vladimír Cebo, 3.6 km away

This pano is from church-tomb in Kovarce. Many informations in slovak :) are here: http://nitra.sme.s...

Church of St. Anna in Kovarce

E: Horne Lefantovce

by Cibula Vincent, 4.7 km away

Horne Lefantovce, lovecky zamok. Horne Lefantovce the hunting castle.

Horne Lefantovce

F: Gymes

by Vladimír Cebo, 8.0 km away

Gymes

G: Chapel of St. Imrich

by Vladimír Cebo, 10.8 km away

Some informations about this burgled tomb form 19th-20th century are here (in slovak): http://sk.wiki...

Chapel of St. Imrich

H: Hunter cottage

by Vladimír Cebo, 12.0 km away

Hunter cottage

I: Water reservoir Krtovce

by Vladimír Cebo, 12.3 km away

Water reservoir Krtovce

J: Nové Sady

by Vladimír Cebo, 13.8 km away

Nové Sady

This panorama was taken in Slovakia, 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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